27 October 1995

Block lick is rich in trace minerals

ESSENTIAL trace minerals for cattle and sheep are now available in a salt lick from Rockies.

The company claims its SC blocks contain selenium, cobalt, zinc, calcium, phosphorus and for cattle copper. It has introduced the blocks after a survey of farmers revealed that trace mineral deficiencies were common on some farms.

More producers are realising that modern forages and concentrates fail to supply enough mineral, says Rockies. A 10kg block costs about £13 (01704-5606060).