Q: Is Riomax® a protein tub?
A: Yes, and far more! Every Riomax® tub includes all-natural protein, 100% protected trace minerals, complete minerals and a powerful digestion pack.
Q: Why does every Riomax® tub include expensive “chelated” trace minerals?
A: Firstly, we use 100% protected trace minerals which included chelates and crystal minerals, which is quite different from the industry standard of 25% – 33% inclusion of protected trace minerals. Furthermore, the protected trace minerals are designed to actually get into the blood – which is where they need to be! So really a mineral that is cheap and un-protected, which never does get into the blood, is the most expensive mineral you can buy!
Q: Why does Riomax® always talk digestion?
A: We are all about helping ranchers simply get more out of what they already have, by using products which give you more leverage to simply optimize nutrient uptake. The more you can get out of your feed, the more efficient your livestock will be. The more efficient your livestock, the more profitable your ranching business.
Q: Riomax® is the highest cost per ton. How can they be affordable?
A: Riomax Tubs are concentrated, with a low consumption by design. The low consumption, which is guaranteed by the Cost-Guard™ program, ensures that Riomax® is the most cost-effective tub program!
Q: How do I get the product way out onto my ranch?
A: Localship is our ranch-direct delivery program which provides free delivery to your ranch! We deliver direct to your ranch – all across North America, with a minimus order of three ton.
Q: Do you really guarantee the consumption on my Riomax® lick tubs?
A: YES – Definitely! This is covered by our CostGuard™ Program. Click here to learn more!
Q: How do you guarantee the consumption on my Riomax® lick tubs?
A: If the intake on the Riomax® lick tubs is higher than the specified amount on the tag, we will provide you with free product to compensate for the over consmption. This is subject to using the product according to the user’s guide, which you receive with every delivery of tubs.
Q: How do you control the consumption on my Riomax® lick tubs?
A: Riomax® Lick tubs are widely known for the outstanding control on consumption! A few factors that contribute to the controlled intake are …
1. Mineral Density – Riomax® tubs are extremely concentrated – loaded with very high levels of minerals, protected trace minerals and vitamins. This makes for a very mineral-dense block over against a soft, high consumption tub.
2. Bioavailability – Because of the 100% protected trace minerals, and vitamins; livestock do not have to consume very much to meet their requirements. Protected Trace minerals are far more available to the bloodstream.
3. Improved Digestion – Nutrizorb™ – our digestion enhancer package is added to every Riomax® lick tub to improve digestion and utilization of the animal’s diet. This creates less demand on the tubs. The more nutrition an animal can capture out of their existing diet, the less they depend on the supplement.
Q: What is Nutrizorb?
A: Nutrizorb is a powerful synergy of Riomune Yeast, Enzymes and Probiotics. This enables your livestock to get more nutritional “mileage” out of your existing forages.
Q: Why should I buy from you – I don’t even live in the same state as you!
A: We understand your feelings, however we treat ranchers across the United States and Canada as neighbors! As a family business we love to earn your business, wherever you are located.
Q: How do I get my Riomax® lick tubs?
A: That’s easy! LocalShip is our ranch-direct delivery program which provides free delivery to your ranch! We delivery to your ranch – all across North America, with a minimum order of three ton.
Q: Where’s my nearest dealer?
A: We are your local dealer … with our LocalShip program we deliver right onto your ranch. We like to work direct with the rancher rather than through a network of dealers in view of keeping your costs down. While we encourage supporting local business, we strongly recommend you first focus on your own profitability and then the charitable support of your community will be a lot easier.
Q: What’s Envirotub made out of?
A: The Envirotub is made out of an egg-carton like material that is fully biodegradable. This is composed out of cellulose combined with a food grade resin. It is edible for livestock and is totally environmentally friendly.
Q: Who brings it (Riomax® lick tubs) out here?
A: With our LocalShip program we use dependable truckers who love to get out into ranch country, and are trained to go the extra mile for the customer.
Q: How often do you get out here?
A: With our LocalShip program we are in your area almost every week of the year.
Q: Do I need to feed mineral with my Riomax® lick tubs?
A: No, feeding mineral with your Riomax® tubs is unnecessary. The Riomax® lick tubs contain a complete mineral package. We do recommend feeding salt alongside the tubs, however.
Q: Should I /Can I feed tubs or mineral year around?
A: It depends on your forage conditions and terrain, as well as your reproductive challenges. Ranchers that run a year-around program generally run a lower consumption and hence the overall cost is lower. More importantly, the results is terms of breed-up, cycling, weight gain on calves and forage utilization are what really impacts the profitability of the ranch.
Q: Why should I feed salt with my Riomax® lick tubs?
A: You should feed salt with your tubs because we do not add salt to the formula – we believe in feeding free choice salt in view of meeting the demands of the cattle
Q: Where all do you sell Riomax® lick tubs?
A: We sell Riomax® lick tubs across the United States and Canada
Q: Are Riomax® lick tubs OK for my horses?
A: Yes the lick tubs are safe for horses – they are all natural tubs, and they do not contain urea. We do not guarantee consumption on Riomax® lick tubs with horses.
Q: Can I use Riomax® lick tubs in my feedlot?
A: Yes, Riomax® tubs can be used in feedlots; contact us to learn more about specific formulas designed for feedlot usage.
Q: Do your Riomax® lick tubs qualify for my all-natural program?
A: Yes, these Riomax® lick tubs qualify for all-natural programs, however, we recommend verifying this with your particular program
Q: What’s different about these Riomax® lick tubs?
A: Riomax® is a whole different animal – a very concentrated tub with low consumption & a strong emphasis on improving digestion.
Q: How many Riomax® lick tubs do I put out?
A: 1 Riomax® lick tub to 50 head is the rule of thumb; see our User’s Guide for further tips.
Q: Do I feed Riomax® lick tubs year around?
A: Yes, we recommend feeding lick tubs year around using season specific Riomax® lick tub formulas to match up the right product to your specific needs. Call to talk to your consultant on which tub is recommended for you!
Q: Are these tubs Organic?
A: No these lick tubs are not organic, the Riomax® lick tubs are all-natural however
Q: How does figuring out my cost per head per day vs. cost per ton help me see my true mineral cost?
A: You want to figure your true cost – this is where “the rubber meets the road”. This is the cost to feed. CLICK HERE to figure your cost/hd/day with our online calculator.
Q: When do I need to use a protein tub?
A: A protein tub is needed to supplement low protein forages such as corn stalks, poor quality hay or dormant grasses. The Nutrizorb feed additive however, is the game-changer with the way it pulls more nutrients, protein and energy out of the forages.
Q: Why should my mineral/tubs contain chelated minerals?
A: Quality chelated (or protected) trace minerals are important because they are up to three times more digestible and are more cost-effective than oxides/sulfates. All Rio Nutrition products are 100% protected to give the mineral the highest possible chance of getting into the bloodstream.
Q: Why should I worry about digestion benefits from my supplements?
A: Using supplements that have digestion benefits gives you more leverage to simply get more out of your forages. The more you can get out of your feed, the more efficient your livestock will be. Your cheapest source of protein and energy is what you have on the ranch.
Q: Should I get my mineral locally?
A: While supporting local business is important, don’t forget to support your own business! Look out for the products that can make the biggest impact on your profitability. The sustainability of your ranching business is your first priority. With that in mind, you can then support your local community.
Q: Why should I buy tubs that have guaranteed consumption?
A: Buying tubs with guaranteed consumption puts a cap on your cost; if your livestock over consume; the cost is covered by your supplier – not you! This eliminates surprises, takes the risk off your shoulders and allows you to budget your supplement costs.
Q: Should I consider using a biodegradable tub?
A: A biodegradable tub is great for ranchers that don’t want to be running around the country picking up empties, and are useful in situations where it is hard to collect empty tubs – such as a large pasture. Biodegradable tubs are eaten with the contents of the tub; leaving only a circle of biodegradable material on the ground – which in many instances is also consumed by the cattle.
Q: When do I need to feed mineral alongside my tubs?
A: Only if there is insufficient mineral in the tub, and is never required to be fed with the Riomax® program unless strategically instructed by your Rio Nutrition consultant.
Q: Do I need to feed salt with my lick tubs?
A: Yes, only if there is not salt included in the tub, as in the case of Riomax®.
Q: Should I use lick tubs in my all natural program?
A: Certainly, however ensure they are all-natural lick tubs with no urea or Bovatech. Also ask for the Nutrizorb digestion tool to help capture more out of the forages.
Q: There are so many different types of mineral – what is best for me?
A: Your best option is a concentrated, highly digestible mineral with a low cost per head per day
Q: Why are some tubs 3 times less money than others? I am buying the same amount of product – it doesn’t make sense!
A: This is a common question. Not all tubs are created equal, with some like the Riomax® being far more concentrated than competitor products. The main focus is on performance and results. Also look at the suggested feeding rate. Based on that, figure out your cost per head per day – this is your common denominator. Then take it a step further and ensure the consumption is guaranteed. This will give you your best cost and your true cost, with no strings attached.