Iodised refined salt
Iodine, an essential trace element:
Iodine is a constituent of thyroxine, a growth hormone secreted by the thyroid. It supports the energy metabolism and is important for lactation, reproduction and fattening young animals. The results of an iodine deficiency is goitre, rough coats, slower growth and infertility.
Fodder is naturally low in sodium and iodine.
According to INRA, in 2007, average iodine levels in green fodder were 0.1 to 0.3 mg per kg DM for grasses, 0.2 mg per kg DM for legume fodder and 0.1 mg per DM for maize silage, compared to minimum RDAs of 0.5 mg per kg DM. Iodised salt feed supplements help to better meet dairy livestock needs as high levels of iodine are lost in milk.
Directions for use:
Please comply with daily iodised salt requirements to not exceed maximum daily iodine levels (see table).
Maximum iodine levels (mg/kg) to not be exceeded (regulation 1459/2005)
Equidae (Horse family) : 4
Dairy cows : 5
Laying hens : 5
Fish : 20
Other species : 10
Maximum % of daily iodine/salt feed rations : 0.40%
Fine iodised salt sack characteristics (standard values)
Sodium chloride, i.e. 39.1% Na (sodium).
Moisture: 0.10%, Iodine 50 mg/kg in the form of potassium iodide
90% of grains are between 0.125 and 0.8 mm
Sodium ferrocyanide (E535): 20 mg/kg maximum
25 kg sacks on a wrapped 800 x 1200 pallet weighing 1,000 kg