A mineral supplement is described herein that has a high mineral and/or nitrogen content and is capable of being formed into a pellet. The mineral supplement may comprise a heat sink that absorbs heat during processing, thus facilitating the formation of the mineral supplement as a pellet.
An encapsulated ingredient is disclosed comprising an ingredient component and a coating component. The coating component includes a lipid and one or more hydrophobic, high melting point compounds. The coating component typically has a melting point of at least about 70°C.