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close this bookBetter Farming Series 45 - Multinutrient Block Handbook (FAO, 1995, 28 p.)
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What are multinutrient blocks?

1. Multinutrient blocks are supplements for ruminants (goats, sheep, cattle and buffaloes) which contain energy, urea, essential minerals and vitamins.


Minerals

2. Multinutrient blocks have been developed for housed ruminants or animals grazing on low- quality pastures.

3. Multinutrient blocks provide minerals, vitamins, energy and urea to ruminants.


Ruminant

4. Multinutrient blocks are needed when animals are fed low- quality forages or when animals are kept in barns or stables.