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We have used a lot of mineral over the years and our does will only eat the Purina loose minerals. I'm hoping to get a bag of the DuraFerm Goat Concept-Aid minerals to try. I have heard it is expensive compared to other brands, but that it is really good. So I am hoping I can possibly find a dealer near us when I am ready to get more mineral. Last year I called around and couldn't find it, and when I did find one they mentioned $75? It is a 50lb. bag. I chatted with a rep on their FB page last summer and they said it is targeted for breeding animals but is good for all ages. So this is one I am definitely interested in.

DuraFerm® Goat Concept•Aid® - 50 lb. bag - DuraFerm
 

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We have used a lot of mineral over the years and our does will only eat the Purina loose minerals. I'm hoping to get a bag of the DuraFerm Goat Concept-Aid minerals to try. I have heard it is expensive compared to other brands, but that it is really good. So I am hoping I can possibly find a dealer near us when I am ready to get more mineral. Last year I called around and couldn't find it, and when I did find one they mentioned $75? It is a 50lb. bag. I chatted with a rep on their FB page last summer and they said it is targeted for breeding animals but is good for all ages. So this is one I am definitely interested in.

DuraFerm® Goat Concept•Aid® - 50 lb. bag - DuraFerm
Thanks, but sounds a little bit $$ for me
 

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I switched over to Purina Wind & Rain last year and they love it -- when it is fresh!
No one here will eat any brand of minerals that's been out for more than a day or so.
I have another question about this mineral, do you put it out free choice? Or since it's for cattle and has a higher level of everything , do you only give them a little bit, or is it fine if they eat a lot ? Thanks a bunch
 

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I do free choice and they take spells. Sometimes it seems they suck it down as fast as I put it out, sometimes I am following them around with a slightly sunbleached handful, "Come here little goatie...don't you want some delicious minerals..."
 

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The cattle minerals are not made for goats and in my area it’s not enough copper alone but too much to bolus too. The concentrations are high for goats.

We’ve had good luck with sweetlix and purina
 

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But certain cattle minerals work just fine for goats. I used Cargill Right Now Onyx cattle mineral for years for my goats and it worked great. Unfortunately no one within 75 miles carries it anymore.
 

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Hi there!

It depends on what you have available to you and where you are located.

Sweetlix is a really good mineral. Dura Ferm concept aid is close behind.

If you live in TN or KY, the best mineral I have ever seen is Co-op Supreme Goat Mineral.

I think Cargill's Onyx is okay but I would probably still choose sweetlix. That or Purina Goat Mineral.

I don't love Purina's Cattle Mineral/Wind & Rain, nor do I love Manna Pro - but I would choose MP over Purina Cattle.

MP has high quality minerals in the ingredients, just not enough of them!!

What's important is that you know why a mineral is a good mineral - brand doesn't matter, learn how to read a GA and ingredients list label:

https://thegivinggoat.home.blog/2020/11/30/goat-minerals-101/
 

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Hi there!

It depends on what you have available to you and where you are located.

Sweetlix is a really good mineral. Dura Ferm concept aid is close behind.

If you live in TN or KY, the best mineral I have ever seen is Co-op Supreme Goat Mineral.

I think Cargill's Onyx is okay but I would probably still choose sweetlix. That or Purina Goat Mineral.

I don't love Purina's Cattle Mineral/Wind & Rain, nor do I love Manna Pro - but I would choose MP over Purina Cattle.

MP has high quality minerals in the ingredients, just not enough of them!!

What's important is that you know why a mineral is a good mineral - brand doesn't matter, learn how to read a GA and ingredients list label:

https://thegivinggoat.home.blog/2020/11/30/goat-minerals-101/
Thank you so much
 

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I also use Sweetlix Meat Maker for my does. I give Manna Pro to the boys because it has extra ammonium chloride but they get Sweetlix every once in awhile and they prefer that. It's not super cheap and I had a hard time finding someone to order it locally but I finally did. Before that I was buying it on Jeffers and spending $18 on shipping which was absolutely ludicrous.
 
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