12 Stones Ts K Mix (Trace Minerals Plus Selenium) is a Free Choice Mineral Supplement. The need for trace element supplementation has increased in recent years due to the gradual depletion of minerals in farm soils and increased animal confinement. The trace elements iron, manganese, cobalt, zinc are minor but essential minerals in livestock nutrition. Selenium is essential for Vitamin E metabolism. Iron (along with Copper) is essential to form hemoglobin in the blood. Manganese affects the metabolism of calcium and carbohydrates. Cobalt is needed to enable rumen bacteria to synthesize Vitamin B12. Cobalt deficiency causes loss of appetite, weakness, anemia, decrease in fertility, and lowered milk production.
Prolonged stress or disease can create a new set of metabolic and nutritional requirements for nutrients. If the animal cannot maintain adequate plasma and tissue levels, as well as adequate enzyme activity levels, the disease becomes more difficult to control. Loss of these nutrients can result in depressed or reduced immune response.
12 Stones Ts K Mix - 25 Pound Bag, Item no. B008
Directions: Recommended consumption rate not to exceed 5 oz. per head per day due to governing limitations on Iodine and Selenium in cattle.
Note: Offer a Free Choice common white salt block or common white feed mixing salt with all 12 Stones Free Choice products.