Hi-MAG? Dangerous?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by GotmygoatMTJ, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    Theres a protein lick at our feed store that is for cattle. Its 24% protein and its 250lbs and only around 30.00 dollars.

    It has Hi-MAG in it which is a grass Tetanus for cattle.

    Is it safe for goats?

    Thanks!
    :)
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    no idea! does it say anything on the label about feeding directions?
     

  3. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    Not really sure because we didn't have time when we went....
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Does it state for sheep in it anywhere? If it does .... it won't have copper in it ...for the goats... they really need the copper.... you see ...sheep can't have the copper...

    I myself... don't like the blocks.... as the goats can lick and chew on it..... all day ...and not get what their bodies need out of it....I use the loose salt and mineral for goats..... as it has the copper ect ....that a goat needs.... :wink:
     
  5. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

    514
    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    I would worry about the high magnesium levels messing with calcium levels.
     
  6. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    Just figured it out. It is bad for the goats. :)
    Was kinda looking for something they could have all the time for a tastey lick and also their loose minerals (spoil alert!)
    But the high magnesium in it is not good for thegoats.
    Oh well. :)
     
  7. jay13

    jay13 New Member

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    Apr 12, 2009
    Central NC
    I also use the loose minerals but my few goats don't use very much of it at a time. To keep it fresh, I divided it up into a couple of buckets with tight fitting lids to keep the moisture out and it does great :) I am STILL working on the 50 # bag I bought over a year ago :)
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    glad... you found your answer........ :thumb: :wink:
     
  9. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    I am glad I found the answer too. :D
    and Jay, we are currently going through a 25lb bag...about every month. It varies atm. xD
     
  10. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    Once a month I buy a goat block from our local feed store as a 'treat' for them. We leave it out off and on for them or they'd eat it all up very quickly. I give this plus their loose mineral. They are like vultures with the supplemental block LOL
     
  11. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    hehe. We have a 18% bucket out there for them, along with a salt block and a horse mineral block and loose minerals and baking soda, so they aren't hurting on things they can lick or 'lap' up. :D
    Just wanted one more thing to spoil them with! Hahaha