mineral question

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  1. comehomesoon

    comehomesoon comehomesoon

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    Ok so I am having a hard time around here finding a loose goat mineral. There are the blocks but the only ones have molasses in them and 2 pygmes go through on in about a week and a half! I find loose mineral for sheep and for cows and even horses. I have already the purina 12/12 lose mineral mix, will that work or should I try to order something? Also anyone know of a good goat supplier of things like this or goat stuff in general. Thanks!
     
  2. GoatLove

    GoatLove Well-Known Member

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    I got mine at Southern States.
     

  3. comehomesoon

    comehomesoon comehomesoon

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    where would that be.....catolog?
     
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    tavia Well-Known Member

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    Hoeggers has a really nice "golden blend" goat minerals..with free shipping!
     
  6. vallyfarm

    vallyfarm Well-Known Member

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    My local Agway ordeds it for me. Comes in 10 pound bags. It even tastes good...have to watch the kids (mine) when we are filling up their feeder.Mike
     
  7. PygmyLover

    PygmyLover nigerian & pygmy breeder

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    you can use Cow minerals.

    or you can order minerals from www.jefferslivestock.com I like the Sweetlix meatmakers minerals.
     
  8. vallyfarm

    vallyfarm Well-Known Member

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    Cow minerals will be low in copper.This could effect breeding and fertility. Mike
     
  9. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Actually most cow minerals are *higher* in copper than goat minerals....thus the reason some breeders are using cattle minerals, including me. Never feed sheep minerals, not enough copper there at all.
     
  10. PygmyLover

    PygmyLover nigerian & pygmy breeder

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    thank you for backing me up. :)
     
  11. dbarjacres

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    Loose horse mineral is great too, that's what I use. My goats favorite is Equine Merit loose mineral - has the correct amt. of copper - 18 ppm. My friend uses Kent Goat Mineral and likes that, mine won't eat it however. Hoeggers carries Golden Blend mineral, which my goats detest, ended up dumping 200 lbs (ordered directly from the company that makes it, Hoeggers "shipping is free" as they charge for 15 lbs what the company charges for a 50 lb bag!) in the woods for the deer. Fleet Farm (farm stores in WI and surrounding states) has Sprout Goat Mineral, which I just bought a bag for my girls and it's a nice mineral and they like it, plus it's pretty darn cheap at 25 lbs for $7!
     
  12. DocM

    DocM Well-Known Member

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    See if you can find SweetLix goat minerals in your area. Also, Hoegger's sells goat minerals, but the shipping might be kind of steep.
     
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    fishhead Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Did you mean 180 ppm copper?

    I bought goat mineral from Fleet Farm here in Brainerd and it had 200 ppm copper. It was $7 for 25 pounds.
     
  14. Tracy in Idaho

    Tracy in Idaho Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That amount of copper would be pretty low -- mine has 2000 ppm.

    Tracy