Redmond Animal Salt, Trace Mineral Selenium 90

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by laurelsh, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Hi there, just curious if anyone offers their goats this salt? I tried a salt block with selenium, just a waste of $. This is granulated like sand, but I'd have to invest in 50 lb, so thought I'd ask first! Happy Labor Day everyone!
     
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I offer the redmond goat mineral salt, it's pretty similar, same brand.

    Redmond is a good company.

    I see no reason why not! Remember it's no replacement for a good loose mineral!
     

  3. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    @NigerianDwarfOwner707 wherevdo you buy your loose goat minerals? I am having a hard time finding loose minerals. I buy the goat block from TSC, which is not terrible compared to all the others but I would really like to find something loose to give them.
     
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  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Sweetlix can be bought on jeffers pet supply. TSC has Manna Pro, Purina Goat Mineral, and purina wind and rain cattle mineral, all of which are better than a block. I'd prefer Sweetlix to any others, but from TSC, purina goat mineral is preferred.
     
  5. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Also New Country Life has a good quality mineral, seems better than Sweetlix. They're even on Amazon now! https://www.amazon.com/s?k=New+Country+Organics&ref=bl_dp_s_web_0
     
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  6. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    One of my local feedstores got Sweetlix for me a while back. I don't know if they still will do this or not.
     
  7. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    New country organics goat mineral? Nope. It’s not good.

    It has barely anything in it and a bunch of dolomite which counteracts anything good.

    They don’t even list their selenium, iodine, zinc levels and almost everything else.
     
  8. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Hmmm, when I ordered it a while back, it had a really good list of the mineral analysis. I've emailed them for it. They list this as ingredients: Dried Organic Kelp, Mono Di-Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Diatomaceous Earth, Sulfur, Organic Garlic, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Brewers Dried Yeast.
     
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  9. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Yep, there’s your problem.

    It’s 1/3 kelp. While kelp is good, it has mostly calcium and iodine. Other minerals are sparse.

    It has a lot of diatomaceous earth.

    A bunch of sulfur, which just counteracts minerals. The Di-calcium phosphate and sulfur are there to counteract the majority of the mineral which is copper sulfate.

    The only form of copper and zinc are sulfates. I like to see multiple forms of a mineral, not just oxides and sulfates. Amino acid complexes, chelates.

    For comparison, this is Manna pro’s ingredients list:

    MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, SALT, CORN DISTILLERS DRIED GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES, CANE MOLASSES, VEGETABLE OIL, YEAST CULTURE, AMMONIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM SULFATE, POTASSIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, MAGNESIUM AMINO ACID CHELATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, FERROUS SULFATE, FERROUS CARBONATE, COPPER SULFATE, COPPER AMINO ACID CHELATE, MANGANOUS OXIDE, MANGANESE SULFATE, MANGANESE AMINO ACID CHELATE, ZINC OXIDE, ZINC SULFATE, ZINC AMINO ACID CHELATE, COBALT CARBONATE, CALCIUM IODATE, SODIUM SELENITE, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, ACTIVE DRY YEAST, DRIED ENTEROCOCCUS FAECIUM FERMENTATION PRODUCT, DRIED LACTOBACILLIUS CASEI, DRIED LACTOBACILLIUS ACIDOPHILLUS FERMENTATION PRODUCT, DRIED LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM FERMENTATION PRODUCT, DRIED BACILLUS SUBTILLUS FERMENTATION PRODUCT, DRIED ASPERGILLUS ORYZAE FERMENTATION EXTRACT, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS.
     
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  10. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Interesting! What do you think about Sweetlix Meat Maker? I gave that before getting a bag of New Country Organics: This is Sweetlix Meat Maker anaylsis:
    Calcium, Min 14.00%
    Calcium, Max 16.80%
    Phosphorus, Min 8.00%
    Salt, Min 15.00%
    Salt, Max 18.00%
    Magnesium, Min 1.00%
    Cobalt, Min 240 ppm
    Copper, Min 1,750 ppm
    Copper, Max 1,810 ppm
    Iodine, Min 450 ppm
    Manganese, Min 1.20%
    Selenium, Min 50 ppm
    Zinc, Min 1.20%
    Vitamin A, Min 300,000 IU/lb
    Vitamin D-3, Min 30,000 IU/lb
    Vitamin E, Min 300 IU/lb
     
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  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Sweetlix Meat Maker, that is what I give and the goats love it.
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Selenium 90 is very high in selenium, so you have to be careful.
     
  13. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Thanks! Now I'll see if I can get it where I am :)
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  15. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Sorry, I am confused about where the Selenium 90 came from?
     
  16. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    That's what your post originally asked about.

    And yes, sweetlix is good, one of the best.
     
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  17. laurelsh

    laurelsh Active Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Oh geez, thanks!!
     
  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California