Minerals

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by NevadaJoe, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. NevadaJoe

    NevadaJoe New Member

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    Apr 27, 2009
    I've been looking on the Purina website, seeing whats new, and then I found the mineral section. We've had a salt block out there for them, simliar to the horses (it's what the feedstore owner recommended), but now that it's almost gone, I was thinking maybe a mineral block would be better? Then I saw that they had a bag of minerals that you leave out as well, so my question is, is one better then the other?

    The block:
    http://goat.purinamills.com/OURPRODUCTS ... fault.aspx

    The bag:
    http://goat.purinamills.com/OURPRODUCTS ... fault.aspx

    Thanks!
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I recommend The bag...loose .....
    with the block ...a goat can lick and chew on it all day and may not get out ....what there body needs.....
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    purina loose minerals are good -- I would get those over the block
     
  4. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I prefer the loose purina minerals, but if you don't have a place to put the loose minerals then the block works too. :thumb:
     
  5. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I prefer loose as well. :wink: :greengrin: :thumb:
     
  6. bheila

    bheila New Member

    644
    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    Loose here too :thumb:
     
  7. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Yep its loose minerals here too!
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Loose here for my boys and girls as well.
     
  9. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    I prefere loose, not only do they get out of it waht they need easier then a block, but its easier to keep it dry and keep them from going poop on it.
    beth
     
  10. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I keep 2 blocks and 2 containers of loose minerals out for my goats at all times. If you can get both that would be ideal. Mine prefer the block over loose, I think it tastes better, but I think having a choice out there is good for them.