MinLic Hi-Cal: A Free Choice Supplement for Cattle on Pasture

  • Weather Resistant
  • Mineral Fortified
  • Consistent Availability

MinLic® Hi-Cal supplement is specially formulated to enrich the diet of cattle without the added cost of supplemental protein. MinLic Hi-Cal provides recommended levels of zinc, manganese and copper Metal Amino Acid Complexes. These complex minerals are bonded to a single amino acid serving to
transport these minerals across the intestinal wall resulting in optimum absorption.

High Calcium Fortification

As ethanol production demand increases throughout America, feedstuffs such as distillers dried grains, wet or dry gluten feeds and other by-products are more readily available to cattlemen. Wheat midds, a non-corn based by-product, is also readily available. These feeds contain high levels of phosphorus creating an increased demand for available calcium. Calcium interacts directly with phosphorus and Vitamin D. High levels of phosphorus impair calcium absorption and other complex macro and micro mineral interactions may occur.

Cattle need calcium for skeletal growth and milk production. From mid to late pregnancy, a bred cow’s requirement for calcium increases by 22% and after calving by an additional 40%. A deficiency can lead to “milk fever” around the time of calving particularly in high milk producing beef breeds. A greater incidence of calving difficulty, such as retained placenta and prolapsed uterus may also occur. MinLic Hi-Cal provides a high level of calcium to minimize calcium deficiencies. MinLic Hi-Cal does not contain any added phosphorous.

This unique supplement is second to none when compared to other low-moisture blocks. This block is the product of a state-of-the-art patented process that provides a unique 24-hour feeding system. MinLic Hi-Cal is an exceptionally dense block that will give you the most for your money.

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


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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