Sheep and goat diets in Mali, Africa, are based on fibrous, low-nutrient feeds like mature pastures and crop residues, which are deficient in protein, minerals and vitamins and are poorly digested. Supplementation with urea molasses blocks offers a simple way to provide herds with valuable nutrients and can be a money-making opportunity for Malians. For these reasons, Common Pastures educates Malians on this practice as part of the Farmer-to-Farmer program.

Mali molasses mineral blocks infographic