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Cattle must see! Why feed salt to cattle?


First of all, it needs to be affirmed that feeding salt to cattle is an essential step in the process of raising cattle.

mineral salt block

Why feed salt to cows? How much salt do cows feed a day? How often are cattle fed salt? Next, follow the footsteps of Mavericks to understand the importance of salt in cattle breeding.
Salt is a good flavoring agent to promote the appetite of livestock and poultry, but it is also a nutritional additive to supplement sodium and chlorine. Sodium and chlorine are important substances that are indispensable for the physiological activities of animals.
The lack of salt will reduce the appetite of livestock, slow growth, rough and dull coat, reduced milk production and fecundity, reduced feed utilization, and sometimes pica. However, the sodium and chlorine content in plant feed is very small, and herbivorous livestock is prone to insufficient sodium and other elements. Therefore, herbivorous livestock and poultry must supplement salt in an appropriate amount.
▲How much salt does a cow eat a day?
For general beef cattle, the feeding amount can account for 0.4% of the dry matter of the feed; for milk-producing cows, it is 0.5%, and it is mixed in a ratio of 0.5-1% in the mixture, or made into a licking agent for them to lick freely.
For adult cattle, the daily feeding amount is 20 to 25 grams per head;
For calves, the daily feeding amount is 6 to 12 grams per head.
▲Why do cows have to be fed salt every once in a while?
Generally, the forage feed we use for raising cattle also contains a certain amount of minerals, but there are two problems:
First, the content of minerals is unbalanced and incomplete;
The second is that the minerals in it, especially some trace elements, are often closely linked by organic bonds, which are difficult for animal organisms to absorb.
Feeding salt is based on the physiological characteristics of cattle to supplement the nutrients absorbed by the animal body. Generally, cattle farms use salt lick blocks. There is a hole in the middle of the salt lick block, and a rope is hung on the trough. The animals need to lick as much as they need. Lick as much as you need and lick as little as you need.
Feeding salt to cattle can increase appetite, and the amount of feed is proportional to body weight and feed intake. The greater the feed intake, the more feed, and a little more when eating more grass. Iodized salt also contains iodine, which can promote growth. The main component of table salt is sodium chloride, which is an indispensable nutrient in organisms and plays a role in maintaining body fluid concentration.
When the cows are sick, they drink less water, and even ate grass and vomited. To prevent the cattle from eating salt poisoning, once the cattle are poisoned by eating salt, drink plenty of water as soon as possible, which can detoxify the salt poisoning!

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