Urea Molasses Mineral Block Licks (UMMB)
Urea molasses mineral block is prepared by mixing urea, molasses, mineral mixture and other ingredients in a suitable proportion. It is a readily available source of energy, protein and minerals for the dairy animal. Supplementing an animal with UMMB would provide adequate quantity of these nutrients and slow ingestion of urea leads to efficient microbial protein production and improved digestibility. NDDB has developed ‘cold process’ of manufacturing UMMB licks (three kg blocks) and the technology is being provided to dairy cooperatives, private organizations and other agencies. UMMB is very useful for milk producers in green fodder deficit areas.