Goat Minerals, block or loose?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Starsmom, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Starsmom

    Starsmom Well-Known Member

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    I have a salt/mineral block that my goats share with my horses, but I want to get them their own. Should I get loose minerals or do they need a special block? If I get the loose minerals should I get the minerals for cattle? Our feed stores don't cater to goats, you have to make things work. Is there anything special I need to look for when checking the contents?
     
  2. okgoatgal2

    okgoatgal2 Well-Known Member

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    by all means, get a cattle, loose or block, but NOT sheep. sheep require far less copper than goats. there's something they can't have, but i forget the name of it...urea, maybe???? someone else will know.
     

  3. goatchops

    goatchops Well-Known Member

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    i found these things called mineral blocks and got them as a huge cube and they liked it.
     
  4. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    Ya, it's urea goats can't handle much of. Lots of cattle blocks have too much for goats.