Summit Multimineral Salt Block 20kg. New Zealand’s number one selling salt block. Multimineral Salt Block provides essential trace minerals (Cu, Zn, Co, I, Se) with salt as a carrier. The blocks can be used all year round with all stock classes except Texel sheep (as copper supplements can be toxic to Texel’s). Summit Iodine Salt Block has no added copper and is suitable for Texel sheep.
Summit Littlix Salt Block 2.5kg. The same formulation as Summit Multimineral Salt Block but in a small 2.5kg block. Ideal for use with a small number of animals and where salt licks need to be spread out to prevent smothering in sheep flocks. Littlix can also be purchased in a twinlix pack.
Summit Copper for Cattle Salt Block 20kg. A simplified multimineral block containing an increased level of copper specific for cattle. Sheep access should be excluded to avoid copper toxicity. The blocks can be used all year round, especially following Zn treatments, to supplement copper in the diet.
|Mineral||Summit Multimimeral Salt Block 20kg||Summit Littlix Salt Block 2.5kg||Summit Copper for Cattle Salt Block 20kg|
|Packaging||20kg cartons and Safety Slings (30x20kg blocks per sling)||20kg cartons (8 blocks per carton and Safety Slings (200×2.5kg blocks per sling)||20kg cartons and Safety Slings (30x20kg blocks per sling)|
|Copper (Cu) mg/kg||1250||1250||3750|
|Zinc (Zn) mg/kg||580||580||0|
|Iodine (I) mg/kg||94||94||94|
|Cobalt (Co) mg/kg||65||65||65|
|Selenium (Se) mg/kg||3||3||3|
|Iron (Fe) mg/kg||89||89||90|
|Magnesium (Mg) mg/kg||0||0||0|
|Application||Make blocks freely available all year round||Make blocks freely available all year round||Make blocks freely available all year round, especially after Zn treatments|
|Animal exclusions||Texel sheep due to copper||Texel sheep due to copper||All sheep due to higher levels of copper|
Dose Rates: make salt blocks freely available as required
Salt is lost in milk, urine, faeces, sweat and saliva. And it is not insignificant – a cow milking 20 litres/day can lose the equivalent of 35g of salt in the milk each day. Pasture can be low in sodium and bulk feeds are often deficient. The benefits of sodium supplementation have been demonstrated in NZ and overseas.
Animals have a strong appetite for salt but individual salt needs will vary. Factors influencing needs include:
For details on mineral content and deficiency symptoms refer to our Summit Minerals table.
All salt is soluble. Summit Salt Block formulations improve water shedding. Trials prove Summit Salt Blocks last nearly 4 times longer than rock salt and require twice as much rainfall before being broken down when exposed to weather elements.