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  1. Health & Wellness
    So, I noticed that Flower’s horns were peeling a little and figured that was normal. They are growing and finally gaining weight like they should. However, when I came home today there was way more peeling, and Snowball looked like he had rubbed the tips on something… I read that it’s pretty...
  2. Health & Wellness
    New goat owner, began our herd just in June. By the end of June it was clear the goats all had copper deficiency (among other minerals as well which we're finding the balance on). I gave them all copper boluses to the best that I could (I didn't have a bolusing gun yet, I do now!) 2 out of the 3...
  3. Goat Management
    I did an experiment with my goats! I took away their loose minerals from April-June and here are the negative results I experienced: Everybody's selenium tail came back. EVERYBODY! Needed a (or 2) copper bolus at the beginning of June I was having a lot of poop problems. either constipated...
  4. Goat Management
    At my local feed store they sell a trace mineral salt by Mortons. I have been looking for a cheaper salt that I can give to my bucks. I will be offering this in addition to a loose mineral mix so don't worry about that. It is also a loose salt, not a block. I don't like that there is no...
  5. Goat Management
    I ran out of Manna Pro goat minerals and have been trying to search for a new mineral. Has anybody used this mineral?
  6. Goat Management
    Howdy! I am very fortunate to have a local feed store that carries all of the cargill minerals, and carries sweetlix goat minerals for me. Right now, i feed sweetlix and cargill onyx. The cargill emerald minerals are on sale at the feed store, and I am curious if it, and the 2 other cargill...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I have read many threads here about minerals, feed, supplements to try to get my goats as healthy as possible. I would appreciate feedback on optimizing my best plan for my nigerian goats. Currently giving: Free choice alfalfa hay Browsing on about 3 acres of “country yard” (Bermuda/burr...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    So, I have been following DaNelle at Weed 'em and Reap and she suggests kelp, dolomitic lime, sulfur and copper sulfate. How do I offer it to the goats? Should it be free-choice? Like in a small bucket? Are they just going to eat it or should I put it with food?
  9. Goat Management
    Can I use a salt block that I use on cows for the goats? If I do, I still will give loose minerals, but since its getting hot, I like for them to have extra minerals.I am currentley giving Wind and RainMinerals and Carrgil Onyx Minerals. And now to the flies. I have been spraying the cows and...
  10. Goat Management
    I am trying to bump up my goats minerals by offering minerals free choice what I have read is that along with minerals I should offer kelp but it is so expensive! Is there anything else I can use other than kelp that will be good for them? Anything I can grow and dry for over the winter that...
  11. Goat Management
    Hey all! I have a little experiment that I wanted to share with yall! And i may need some help! So i am trying to do a test comparing cargill onyx and purina wind and rain. I separated both the minerals and i want to see which one is eaten more. I will be watching them for a solid 10 minuites a...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Both my boys have horns. They are fed exactly the same feed, however one of my boy's horns are thin. They get sweet grain (14-16% protein), hay & oats as well as browsing in the field. What is the best mineral for helping to ensure they have strong horns?
  13. Goat Management
    As a new goat owner, I have yet to master the minerals :P Here are some of the minerals I am looking to purchase: Selenium Zinc Copper Calcium & Phosphorus Iodine Iron Sodium Manganese Any more minerals that I need to buy? Also, how do I introduce the minerals to goats that have never had...
  14. Goat Management
    I started out feeding Manna Pro goat minerals. I have been reading alot about minerals on this site and I want to try something different. My local TSC currently has Purina Wind and Rain Storm with Fly Control. Is that type ok or is there a preferred type of Wind and Rain Storm? My local feed...
  15. Beginners Goat Raising
    I started out feeding Manna Pro goat minerals. I have been reading alot about minerals on this site and I want to try something different. My local TSC currently has Purina Wind and Rain Storm with Fly Control. Is that type ok or is there a preferred type of Wind and Rain Storm? My local feed...
  16. Goat Management
    I have been looking for a new mineral and not many are at our feed stores unless I decide to take a road trip. I found this one and was wondering what you thought about it. It’s made for cattle though. All the others were for sheep and goat and had no copper in them.
  17. Goat Management
    I know people do it, I would like to know how. I have 2 Nigerian Dwarves and I'm looking at a pair of babydoll southdown wethers. They'd share pasture and shelter. I don't know what to do about the mineral issue. Should I separate them at night so the goats can get their copper? Is a copper...
  18. Goat Management
    Hi all! About two months ago I was finally able to switch the five goats I'm taking care of to SweetLix meat maker minerals. Previously they were on Manna Pro for 3 months and prior to that they had never had loose minerals before. They love their minerals, its like a treat for them. Within the...
  19. Health & Wellness
    hello- We are fairly new goat owners. We noticed one of our goats had reddish color hair, fish type tail, and greasy coat... we gave him a copper bolous a week ago and have kept out their minerals as well. We are curious about when we will start to see improvement in his coat and tail? Does it...
  20. Dairy Diaries
    What do y'all think of this mineral? “O” GRAZING SPECIAL Mineral Supplement for Grazing Dairy Cattle Designed to meet organic standards. Check with your certifier before using this product. Calcium (min) ...........................................................13.4% Calcium (max)...
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