Best minerals??

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Champion Fence Jumpers, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    I ran out of Manna Pro goat minerals and have been trying to search for a new mineral. Has anybody used this mineral?

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  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Purina Goat Mineral is okay. They used to have WAY too much salt, they have lowered it a bit but it is still a bit high. They upped the copper and the form so it is better absorbed. The zinc to copper ratio is quite off so you may experience zinc deficiencies. Overall it’s not great. I would recommend Sweetlix Meat Maker Mineral very highly, Purina Wind Rain and Storm Cattle Mineral is fairly beloved on the forum but I only really have negative things to say about it - but it’s okay in the meantime. Kalmbach Feeds Goat Mineral is good though a bit high in zinc, which is good if you experience zinc deficiency.

    There is no “best mineral.” It’s based on your needs. If you have copper issues, there’s certain ones I’d recommend, if you have selenium or zinc issues - same thing.
     

  3. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Okay, I wanted to get the Sweetlix but the shipping is almost more than the actual price. Is it at any feed stores?
     
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  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I’m not sure but I’d definitely ask around, I’m sure they could order in bulk for you!
     
  5. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  7. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    I personally LOVE DuraFerm Goat Concept Aid. We drive 45 minutes to a dealer. The goats love it, and I have noticed a huge difference!
     
  8. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
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  9. CountyLineAcres

    CountyLineAcres Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Mineral Ridge, Ohio
    That’s actually great news for me! I wanted to try those 4 in 1 boluses out. Now I don’t have to worry about too much selenium or zinc.
     
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  10. Champion Fence Jumpers

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  11. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Lovely!!
     
  12. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    It depends on YOUR needs. Are there any deficiencies you have experienced with your herd?

    If you have copper problems than Purina Goat Mineral could be good for you.

    If you have selenium problems, Purina Goat Mineral could be good for you.

    If you have zinc problems, Purina Goat Mineral is a terrible idea.

    Your goats may consume less or more of Purina Goat Mineral due to the high salt content - depending on their needs, they may want more salt and get a higher mineral intake, which they need to do when the percentage is so high (they need more minerals because the salt is taking up most of the space). OR, they may not need much salt, so they might only eat the mineral a little bit, to fulfill their salt needs - in which case, even if the guaranteed analysis had 10x the amount of minerals of MannaPro, it wouldn’t matter, as they simply would only be getting enough salt, not enough minerals. Hopefully that makes sense.
     
  13. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Yeah that makes sense. I have had issues with copper. They are recovering but one hasn’t grown back her nose hair like the others. Is that a sign of a zinc deficiency? Sorry I’m asking so many questions. Thank you so much!!!
     
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  14. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    I got this today! It was at my local feed store! Pretty excited about it. So far they seem to like it. :inlove:

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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Sweetlix meat maker is a really good mineral. My goats love them.
     
  16. Champion Fence Jumpers

    Champion Fence Jumpers Active Member

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    Yeah, a lot of people have recommended it. I was surprised it was at my local feed store!
     
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  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California