Magnesium Salt Block

Summit Magnesium Salt Block

Magnesium Salt Block Summit Magnesium Salt Block is specifically designed for use at times of increased magnesium and sodium requirements, such as calving and lactation.

Also available as a loose mix for feeding in troughs for sheep and cattle on breakfed crops.

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Features & Benefits

  • Convenient and suitable for use when extra magnesium supplementation is required
  • Assists in ruminant nutrition
  • A high sodium/potassium ratio to assist stock absorb essential magnesium
  • Trace minerals for animal health

Dose Rates

  • Magnesium Block 20kg
  • Cattle: 1 block per 10 stock units
  • Sheep: 1 block per 50 sheep

Active Elemental Loading

Sodium Chloride 85.5% Cobalt 65mg/kg
Sodium 33.4% Iodine 95mg/kg
Magnesium 4.81% Selenium 3mg/kg

Summit Magnesium Salt Block

Summit Magnesium Salt Block is specifically designed for use at times of increased magnesium and sodium requirements, such as calving and lactation.

Also available as a loose mix for feeding in troughs for sheep and cattle on breakfed crops.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient and suitable for use when extra magnesium supplementation is required
  • Assists in ruminant nutrition
  • A high sodium/potassium ratio to assist stock absorb essential magnesium
  • Trace minerals for animal health

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Dose Rates

  • Magnesium Block 20kg
  • Cattle: 1 block per 10 stock units
  • Sheep: 1 block per 50 sheep

Active Elemental Loading

Sodium Chloride 85.5% Cobalt 65mg/kg
Sodium 33.4% Iodine 95mg/kg
Magnesium 4.81% Selenium 3mg/kg

 Why Salt Blocks?

Animals have sought salt since the beginning of time, gathering at salt licks to satisfy their need for salt. Many New Zealand soils and pastures are naturally low in available sodium, and the use of certain fertilisers, such as Potash, may accelerate the leaching process.

Sodium deficiencies are manifested as abnormal licking or chewing of wood, soil and sweat of other animals and may be accompanied by a decline in growth rates and/or milk production.

Common Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential constituent of animal diet.
Because many New Zealand pastures are deficient in sodium some form of supplementation is often necessary. For instance, lactating cows need a daily minimum of 20gms of sodium chloride, dry cattle a minimum of 10gms and sheep a minimum of 2gms. Sodium is routinely expelled from the body in milk, urine, faeces, sweat and saliva. Sodium should be available to farm animals every day and because of this, is a convenient carrier of other minerals.

Salt may be one of the most cost effective methods of increasing production.

  • Sodium in some form should be available at all times all year round
  • Dairy cows’ salt requirements significantly increase when lactating, as large amounts of sodium are excreted in milk
  • Young animals in rapid growth need sodium for new tissue formation
  • When sodium is deficient, appetite is suppressed
  • Trials prove Summit® Salt Blocks last nearly 4 times longer than loose rock salt and require twice as much rainfall before broken down by the elements.
  • Compact 20kg Summit® Salt Blocks are easy to stack, handle and dispense.