mechanically. Up to 100 times the amount of rock salt
has to be recovered, to get to the kings' salt, that is
available to humans and animals now.
salt licks consist of 99.9% sodium chloride with added
All kings' salt salt licks contain many natural minerals
like iron and magnesium as well as a wealth of trace minerals
in a composition that can easily be absorbed by your horse's
body. Natural minerals in their pure state, unaltered
and about 550 mio years old, this is what your animal
Kings' salt salt licks are made from pure chrystalline
salt and because of that they are free of the pollution
you may find in today's oceans. Of course these "royal"
salt licks are foodgrade quality and can be stored indefinitely
as long as they are kept dry.
This Nature salt is very hard, therefore the animals cannot
take a bite out of it, something that is easily possible
with pressed salt licks.
It has been observed that animals tend to go to the kings'
salt salt licks when given a choice. We deduct that animals
still have a natural instinct that make them go to what
is good for them.
All our salt licks are gathered and processed by hand.
They may differ a bit in shape and colour. After the licks
have been dried they are wrapped one by one in foil and
then boxed. Of course there is no child labour involved.
Kings' salt salt licks have a high bio energetic energy.
They are not manufactured by machines. They are the best
quality salt you can find in their natural, unaltered
In comparison with industrially manufactured and pressed
salt licks, the kings' salt salt licks handle humidity
much better. Pressed salt licks crumble fast.
Hunters' tests showed that kings' salt salt licks could
be stored in the open up to 10% longer than commercial
Kings' salt salt licks have a hole drilled through and
can be fastened with the cord we include in the shipping.
Goats developed deficiency symptoms in 4 to 6 weeks after
being fed a low-sodium diet (121). The deficiency symptoms
included persistent licking, restlessness, dull shaggy
hair, poor growth and intake of feed and marked emaciation
during lactation. After 224 days, the deficient goats
weighed 20% less than those supplemented with salt. They
ate an average of 6% less feed per day and required 18.5%
more feed per unit of gain.
Salt Helps Regulate Grazing
The 1981 Goat NRC committee stated "placing salt
in less frequently grazed pastures may influence goats
to move to these areas" (100). This principle is
the same as that for cattle and sheep wherein the proper
location of salt blocks or salt boxes can be used to help
regulate grazing into less accessible range areas.
Salt Regulated Feed Intake
The 1981 Goat NRC committee (100) also states that "salt
is often incorporated at high levels to regulate the free
intake of nutritional supplements" This is similar
to the practice followed with sheep and cattle, wherein,
salt at levels of 10% to 50% is added to the feed as a
means of limiting how much the animal consumes daily.
However, plenty of water must be available to prevent
harmful effects from the excess salt intake.
It is estimated that milking goats consume about 18 pounds
of salt yearly. Meat goats and kids consume about 9 pounds
and 4.5 pounds of salt, respectively. These are average
figures and can vary due to many factors, as has been
discussed for other animals. Heavy milk-producing goats
would require higher levels of salt, since milk contains
considerable sodium and chloride.
Salt Feed Recommendations
The 1981 Goat NRC committee states that "if goats
are not provided salt free-choice, salt should be added
to the feed. A recommended level would be 0.5% of the
complete feed or proportionately higher levels in supplements"
(100). It is recommended that 0.5% salt be added to the
total diet or 1.0% salt to the concentrate portion of
the diet. Goats on pasture should be self-fed salt in
a mineral box.