Selenium & Iodine Premix + Vitamin E Booster
This product is a must before breeding and before lambing to aid in prevention of white muscle disease and to boost reproduction. No added copper.
A Selenium and Iodine premix along with other essential trace minerals plus Vitamin E booster to make a trace mineral (TM) salt to be offered free choice.
- Veterinarian formulated
- Provides adequate Selenium & Iodine
- Provides Vitamin E for winter time and dry lot feeding
- For goats, mix with cattle trace mineral salt to provide copper
- Iodine (I), min 1.0%
- Selenium (Se), min 4,500 ppm
- Vitamin E, min 100,000 IU/lb
Ingredients: Sodium Selenite, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Molybdate, Cobalt Sulfate.
How to Use
Mix 1 lb. with 50 lb. of plain salt to provide 200 ppm of iodine, 88 ppm of selenium and 1960 mgs of Vitamin E per pound of mixed salt. Feed mix salt to sheep at a rate of 0.25 ounces (7 grams) per head, per day. The maximum feeding rate of the mixed salt is 8 grams per head per day. This level of Vitamin E provides roughly 30 IU of E per ewe per day with .25 ounce intake.
For goat use, mix with cattle trace mineral salt to provide copper.
Premixes Compared (when mixed with 50 lb plain salt)
|Selenium & Iodine Premix
Sheep Trace Mineral Premix
Goat Trace Mineral Premix**
|Cost per animal, per year*
Shepherd’s Choice™ Management TipIn areas with excess moisture and humidity, add an anti-caking agent to the trace mineral salt to prevent the mixture from clumping. As an alternative, reduce the amount of salt offered to a weekly supply, or less.
Several anti-caking agents are specific for salt. They are calcium aluminum silicate, calcium silicate, calcium stearate, magnesium stearate or magnesium silicate. The inclusion rate should start at 1% of the salt mixture and can go up to 2%. Diatomaceous earth can also be used at a 2% inclusion rate.
Questions? Ask a sheep expert to help customize a mineral ration for your situation.
Read all warnings and cautions on label. For livestock use only.
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Caroline C from Pennsylvania
A number of years ago I lost a gorgeous, valuable ram to copper toxicity. I was using a species specific, locally made mineral mix. My vet sent four samples to the lab for analysis. Every sample had different copper levels and they were all toxically high. I switched to this product and have never looked back. I have had a number of livers tested over the years and the levels have always been safe and healthy. Fantastic mix!
Pamela B from Texas
Great supplement! I tried a less expensive mineral mix and had a lamb born with curled up feet and suspect a selenium deficiency. I have gone back to Shepherd’s Choice and will continue to use it. The sheep search it out and it seems to be a must in Central Texas.
Roger H from Iowa
We have been using Shepherd’s Choice premix for several years and are happy with it.
Dan T from Pennsylvania
This seems to be the best source for sheep mineral, especially during lactation and lambing.
Anita R from Indiana
Living in a selenium deficient region, it is so important to supply supplemental selenium for the flock. I originally was recommended to use this decades ago from the late Dr. Kennedy at Pipestone Vet Clinic. I called about a uterine prolapse epidemic I was experiencing that year and learned that lack of selenium makes ewes more prone to prolapse. I started offering this product mixed in with feed grade salt and have not had an issue since. He also noted that buying a mineral block is not effective as the sheep will chew on the block because the block is held together with molasses. With this premix the sheep only eat what they need making it a more economical option.