Dryveld 46 is a specifically formulated, molasses-based protein and trace mineral supplement to increase performance of cattle on dry winter pasture. Dryveld 46 stimulates the intake of dry matter to restrict weight loss during winter. Dryveld 46 contains trace minerals which result in increased conception and calving percentages. Dryveld 46 is given to dry as well as lactating animals on crop residues and to dry animals on rested veld/hay/silage. Dryveld 46 can be mixed with grain to be provided as a production lick for lactating animals. Dryveld 46 helps to prevent dry gallsickness.