Citation of this paper. The effects of urea-mineral lick blocks on the liveweight gain of local yellow cattle and goats in grazing conditions. A urea-mineral lick block without molasses ULB was manufactured as a feed supplement for local cattle and goats. This type of lick block was of acceptable hardness and was easily transported and offered to the animals.
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Well-formulated licks enable you to ensure the general health and immunity of your animals and increase their production and reproduction. Fodder-flow management is a vital part of the farm management system. If fodder flow is managed correctly, optimal animal production is ensured at the lowest possible cost. This knowledge should be coupled with a long-term strategy that aims to ensure a stable herd composition. Dividing animals into different production groups and feeding them accordingly is the most cost-efficient way of using licks. The starting point is to have a set calving season. In this way the lick can be applied in an efficient way to fill the nutrient shortfall between what the veld supplies and what the animal requires.
Citation of this paper. Multinutrient lick blocks for dairy cattle in Gansu province, China. Multinutrient lick blocks were manufactured for Holstein-Friesian cattle in Gansu province to improve the low milk yield caused by unbalanced feed and nutrient deficiencies. Three formulae for cows, heifers and calves have been formulated.
Feed blocks are a feed supplement which can enhance efficient utilisation of native and improved pastures. Their main effect on animals is to increase appetite and intake of poor-quality forages and pastures which boosts animal performance and consequently improves productivity. The manufacture technique is simple, and easily accessible to small farmers. The equipment required is very simple and relatively cheap. Mixing may be done by hand, in a concrete mixer or in a horizontal barrel mixer.