Kelp

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by sparks879, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Ok i have seen a few of you guys feed kelp to your goats. I have wanted to for some time but havn't found anywhere to get any. My feed store sells what the call a garden klp, i looked at the ingerdiant and all it is is kelp So im assuming its the same thing.. However is fifty three dollars for a fifteen lb bag! ouch. There is a lady that sells it by the pound in oregon and its only a dollar a lb which is a great price but by the time i buy enough to last me awhile shipping is my first born child. Does anyone know of anywhere else to get it?
    thanks in advance
    beth
     
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Garden kelp and regular kelp are the same thing but you are going to pay an arm and a leg since it says 'garden' You should be able to get it at your feed store, thats where we get ours. We get it $35 for 50 lbs.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    people have told me but I need a refresher - why use kelp?
     
  4. PACE

    PACE New Member

    404
    Oct 8, 2007
    Mass
    It has a bunch of vitamins and good stuff in it. I can't remember the specifics, but goats love it. I have to mix 1/2 kelp, 1/2 minerals, because if I offer them separately they only eat the kelp. I get it from Hoegger's, and get two or three bags at a time. It lasts my three goats a long time! The 12 lb bag I got has lasted 4 months so far (mixed with minerals) and there's a lot left. I leave it out free choice. This website is interesting

    http://www.thorvin.com/feed.htm
     
  5. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I use kelp too, I also mix it 1/2 and 1/2 with their minerals for the same reason Emily does. They love their Kelp! I have been very happy with it. I ordered mine, but I forgot the web site...
     
  6. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Kelp is a wonder thing. It has all the vitamins and Mineral that are needed and it is all fresh and not processed.
    I have three different mineral feeders with the Sea Kelp and 5 that have minerals. Sweet Lix Meat makers. I go through the minerals faster then the kelp. I never mix them because they both have different things that the goats need at different times.
     
  7. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I use Sweetlix Meatmaker also. I found that they never touched the minerals when the Kelp was out. I would like to try and seperate them again and see how it goes.
     
  8. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Chelsey,
    Now when I put them out at first they did go after the Kelp when it was first there, then after they got all that they need, they do not go through it NEAR like they did. I try really hard to never run out of either because it seems like they will eat it like crazy. Both of them.
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    where do you order yours from Lori?
     
  10. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Yes, I tried ordering it from my feed store but sinse i am the only one requesting it they don't see it feasable to order it. As they want to order things a pallat at a time rather then one or two bags.
    beth
     
  11. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I get mine from one of the feed stores. They are the only ones that will get it for me and boy has it gone up. For a 50# bag it is now $83.00, but I will pay it because it is worth it for me.