Salt, an essential ingredient in feed that brings Na and Cl

Na represents 0.13% of body weight and play a major role in fluid balance, nerve transmission, genesis of muscle action potential and nutrient absorption.

Na is located in different compartments such as bones (50%), intracellular fluids (10%) and extracellular fluids (40%).


Besides its Na and Cl intake, salt plays a role in feed palatability.

A minimum intake in the diet is recommended to keep its function.


There is 3 types for salt production:
• Salt from the sea (seawater evaporation through wind and heat from the sun)
• Rock salt (mechanical extraction)
• Salt vaccum (salt from very great depth, extracted through drilling)

Salt name comes from the Latin word « salarium ». He initially designated the salt ration provided to Roman soldiers. Then money given to buy salt or other foodstuff. At that time, salt was used as a preservative and was known as exchange money for trade.

Since 20 years, PHOSPHEA is leader on the animal nutrition French market. We provide several salts type and particule size. Several storage facilities allow a continuous availability of products and high reactivity for our customers.