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Published on Apr 20, 2016
This video was taken over a 3 hour period on a farm in the Waikato, New Zealand as you can see the cows enjoyed the Agrisea Seaweed salt block.
Agrisea Seaweed Salt Block contains a unique blend of Ecklonia Radiata seaweed and our specially batch brewed Animal Health Tonic.
Together this blend of natural products provides livestock with an additional source of essential elements, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to boost overall Animal Health.
- Convenient & cost effective for all year round use
- Salt supplementation can increase feed intake
- Salt addition to diet optimizes production
- Trace elements for Animal Health
- Easy to stack, handle and dispense.
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. 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.