12% High Sulphur with Essential Trace Elements
Same as the 12% High Sulphur blocks but has the added advantage of incorporating essential trace elements.
Sulphur is an important component of amino acids, the building blocks to proteins. It is also essential in the vitamins biotin and thiamine and the hormone insulin, which is essential in controlling glucose uptake by cells. Sulphur is also important to metabolism, cartilage and tendon formation and the structure of blood vessel walls. Sulphur is usually taken up in dietary proteins, however the feeding of urea to replace protein as a nitrogen source could potentially lead to sulphur deficiency, and hence adding 12% high sulphur blocks prior to feeding may be beneficial. Deficiency of sulphur cause a general reduction in rumen microbe activity, and hence leads to non-specific problems of poor growth and eventual emaciation. Sulphur deficiencies often occur in cattle grazing sorghum and Sudan grass crosses. Sulphur supplementation has been shown to improve cattle performance by up to 40% when grazing Sudax.
Open carton and remove plastic cover if present. Place away from water to maximize pasture utilization. Place out sufficient blocks to avoid overcrowding of stock. Initially, the consumption rate will be higher than average, but higher rates will decrease after an initial “gorging” period. Replace immediately when consumed.
The following rates will increase or decrease according to varying pasture conditions.
- Cattle – 1 block per 15 head
- Sheep/Goats – 1 block per 50 head
|Bypass Protein Meal||3.50%|
|Total Protein Equivalents||1%|
|Salt (NaCl)||Max. 80%|
- 20 kg block
- 40 kg block