To be fed at the rate of 0.8 oz of block per 100 lb of body weight per day.
For adequate protection it is essential that each animal consume the total recommended dosage daily.
Omit all salt from feed. Do not feed free-choice sources of salt or mineral containing salt in any form.
Begin feeding blocks continuously. Feed blocks and full feed dry non-legume hay at least 48 hours prior to legume (alfalfa, clover) consumption. Repeat when block consumption is interrupted.
Provide at least 1 block for each 5 head of cattle; add 1 additional block when each block has been half-consumed.
The location of the block is extremely important for adequate consumption. Place blocks where cattle congregate (watering, grazing and loafing areas) in order to limit the distance an animal must travel to have ready access to a block.
Controlled grazing practices (Strip Grazing) are recommended in order to limit the distance an animal must travel to have ready access to a block.
In some instances it may be necessary to confine cattle in a dry lot with additional blocks for a period each day