Purina Block Program
CHOOSE A VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUP-R-BLOCK FOR HEALTHY ANIMALS!
A highly palatable block designed for brood cows, heifers and far off dry cows. Contains a variety of protein and energy sources to balance the nutrient variability seen in pasture and stored forages. 24 CP (16% ECP)
Average Daily Intake: 0.5 to 1.0 kg.
WHY DOES THE PURINA SUP-R-BLOCK FOR CATTLE WORK?
- Reduces the impact of variations found in the quality and availability of feed/pastures.
- Maintains and increases milk production for calves.
- Quicker return to heat due to improved flesh condition.
- Improves conception rate during first breeding thanks to better flesh condition.
- Better uniformity and increased calf weight during weaning.
- Reduces risk of difficulties during calving by optimizing the flesh condition of cattle.
SUP-R-GROWTH BLOCK (1989/1990)
The only block in Canada containing Bovatec for increased growth rates. Designed for replacement heifers. Heifers on trial were 2.4 cm taller and 28.4 kg heavier. 22% CP (14.5% ECP)
Average Daily Intake: 0.75 to 1.0 kg
MINERAL SUP-R-BLOCK (1977)
A mineral block highly fortified with essential minerals and vitamins for replacements, milk and meat goats and cattle on pasture or confinement. 9% Ca 5% P
Average Daily Intake: 100 to 150 grams
SUP-R-BLOCK FOR SHEEP AND GOATS (3141)
The block is to be free fed to sheep and goats in the pasture or stable and contains no added copper (9% Ca 5% P). Average Daily Intake: 30 to 50 grams.
The advantages offered by the Vitamin and mineral Sup-R-Blocks
- Easy to use
- Access to vitamins and minerals at all times
- Makes maintaining feeding troughs easier
- Avoids waste of vitamins and minerals
- Meets nutritional needs
- Stimulates the growth of heifers, steer and sheep
- Stimulates milk production
- Improves reproduction and health
REMEMBER! IMPORTANT MANAGEMENT POINTS FOR THE OPTIMAL EFFICIENCY OF SUP-R-BLOCKS:
The most critical points in the performance cycle are:
- The last 60 days before calving
- The first 60 days after calving
Daily Consumption should average 0.5 to 1 kg / head
Block Feeding Tips:
- Place the blocks near a water source
- Place the blocks near hay feeders
- Place the blocks in a well-drained soil
- Make sure there are sufficient numbers of blocks to match the number of animals.
- 1 block of 25 kg / 5 cattle or 25 sheep / goats
- 1 block of 225 kg / 25 cattle
- If consumption is different than expected, check forage quality as it will impact intake.