MinLic: A Free Choice Supplement for Cattle on Pasture

  • Weather Resistant
  • Mineral Fortified
  • Consistent Availability

MinLic® supplement is specially formulated to enrich the diet of cattle without the added cost of supplemental protein. Your mineral program is only as good as the intakes of your herd. Cattle grazing high-quality pastures or forages can have lower intakes of traditional mineral supplements. However, low moisture blocks from SmartLic provide a robust mineral package in a palatable cooked molasses tub produced in a patented manufacturing system to deliver reliable intakes without added labor or management. While minerals represent a small portion of an animal’s total diet, they are instrumental in performing vital metabolic functions. Minor deficiencies in minerals can have major impacts on an animal’s performance.

Because MinLic offers no added protein to a herd’s diet, these tubs are ideal for cattle grazing high quality pastures in the spring. Additionally, most MinLic formulas offer a minimum of 2.0% added magnesium which can help combat poor performances as a result of magnesium imbalances.

Feeding Directions

Provide free choice as a supplement to pasture cattle at the rate of one block for each 15 to 25 head. Initially place blocks in grazing areas near locations frequented by livestock, such as watering locations, shade or loafing areas. Once cattle become acclimated to the product strategically distribute blocks throughout grazing area. Cattle normally consume approximately .50 pound per head daily. Consumption may vary depending on climate, grazing conditions, condition of livestock and/or availability of other feeds. In situations where climate and/or other factors result in consumption less than .50 pound per head daily, intake of supplement can be increased by increasing the number of blocks per pasture.

Provide access to fresh water and free-choice salt at all times.

For other SmartLic® feeding options for cattle on pasture, or when feeding stored forages, feed NE-12, NE-22, NE-30, Hi-Pro 40 or Pasture 40 depending on forage quality and required protein supplementation.

Guaranteed Analysis

Magnesium Added

MinLic® offers the benefit of added magnesium (2% minimum) in a highly palatable supplement that cattle will readily consume. Recommended for supplementing diets requiring magnesium and other minerals without added protein or fat. Magnesium is needed for activation of enzymes, nerve transmission, skeletal tissue, bone formation and milk production. A deficiency of magnesium may result in the following symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Increased excitability
  • Tetany

No Supplemental Protein Added

MinLic® contains no supplemental protein. This product may be fed with high protein grasses or forages.


A low feeding rate per head daily can significantly minimize your feeding costs on a cost per head per day basis.

High Mineral Fortification

This supplement is Vitamin and Mineral fortified eliminating the need to feed additional free-choice minerals.

Weather Resistant

An exceptionally dense block that maintains its integrity even in hot, humid weather or precipitation.

Returnable Steel Barrels

Economical and environmentally friendly and eliminate the expense of additional feeding equipment.

Minimal Labor

Easy to feed. Simply place the block in areas of easy access to cattle.

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