N$10 million for salt lick production

WinSalt is the first company in the world to manufacture animal nutrition and medicine blocks with indigenous ingredients like moringa and devil’s claw.

23 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has invested more than N$10 million in WinSalt Manufacture (Pty) Ltd, which produces a variety of nutritious salt blocks for the agriculture industry.

The company is a 100% Namibian-owned company located in Walvis Bay

According to GIPF, WinSalt is said to be a trendsetter in the industry, being the first of its kind in Africa and the world to have manufactured animal nutrition and medicine blocks with indigenous ingredients like moringa and devil’s claw.

“The GIPF saw an opportunity in the agricultural industry through animal feed and nutrition blocks and decided to spearhead investments towards the manufacturing thereof for all livestock,” said David Nuyoma, CEO GIPF.

Animal nutrition

To date WinSalt has manufactured nutritional and medicine blocks with ingredients that include salt, seaweed, apple, carrot, garlic, cherry, moringa, cobalt iodine, trace minerals, sulphur, aniseed, selenium, aloe and tannin inhibitor.

The nutrition and medicine blocks last four times longer than other molasses blocks in the industry. The blocks are cost effective for farmers, weather resistant, contain zero sediment and molasses (sugar) and improve animal nutrition and health.

“The WinSalt Manufacture blocks are made from raw materials that are sourced locally. The blocks are highly recommended as they allow the animals to regulate their own salt and mineral intake per lick. These blocks have proven to be popular on cattle and livestock farms in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia,” said Nuyoma.

With a staff complement of eight employees, WinSalt strives to increase it to 25 employees. The company have so far exported to Australia, South Korea, Spain, Portugal, Zambia and Angola and is currently busy with the South African market.

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