The Sulphur Block has been designed for animals to assist with detoxifying Prussic Acid which is present in Sorghum; a group of plant species which under certain conditions can produce cyanide. Sorghum includes pasture, hay, and silage used for animal feed & forage. Hungry animals may consume forage too rapidly which can cause Prussic Acid toxicity or poisoning . As Sulphur is known to detoxify Prussic Acid, offering the Sulphur block (a combination of salt and sulphur) to animals when feeding, can help reduce the risk of poisoning. Additional to this, Sulphur is essential for rumen health and the formation of amino acids – the building blocks of protein. Sulphur is also a key nutrient for wool growth.
Summit Sulphur Block 20kg
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:
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.