Frequently asked questions - agriculture salts
Why feed trace minerals with salt?
There are seven trace minerals essential in livestock feed: iron, copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt, iodine, and selenium. Livestock have a natural appetite for salt, but not for trace minerals. This makes salt an ideal medium to deliver these vital minerals.
How much should I feed?
Each of the Champions Choice® products can be fed on a free choice basis to livestock, provided there is an adequate supply of water available at all times. The amount of salt and trace minerals required by livestock will be affected by many factors including the background level in the feed, age of animal, temperature, humidity, lactation, etc. So if you want to control the addition of salt to the animal's diet, you should consult a veterinarian or animal nutritionist.
Are some salts more pure than others?
Yes. Evaporated salt ranges from 99.7 to 99.99% pure sodium chloride. Solar salt is typically 99.6 to 99.8% sodium chloride. Rock salt used for water conditioning may run from 95 to more than 98.5% sodium chloride, depending on the source.
Is the water softener salt in any way harmful to animals?
As with food considerations, water softening salts are not intended for human or animal feeding. The particle size is inappropriate for small animals. In addition, water softening salt may have additives that are inappropriate for animal feeds.
Are there any chemicals in your salt?
Some of our products contain additives (primarily to keep it from getting hard or to iodize it) and others do not. Please refer to the product packaging or request a technical data sheet.
How can I remove the label off of my salt bricks?
We apologize for the inconvenience the glue is causing you in removing the label. We are required by law to label agricultural feed products, and need to make sure the label stays adhered through a variety of shipping and storage situations. The glue, ink and label are all food/feed grade and should not be harmful to your animals.