Just curious which loose mineral you recommend. One that's readily available at feed stores.
Manna Pro comes in a 40 lb bag.Depending on your area and availability, Manna Pro is a good one if you have a small herd of 4 or less, it only comes in a 8lb bag.
I use Cargill Right Now Onyx by Nutrena and have a local mill order it in for me, 50lbs lasts longer here
As far as a "sweet feed".... I use Caprine Challenger made by Blue Seal feeds, it is a goat specific feed and would be considered a sweet feed, it does have molasses but not so much that it's wet, just enough to hold the pellets and minimal crimped corn and oats together to make it attractive.
I've used this for well over 10 years with no problem
Compare the contents of the Purina to the contents of the manna pro or even the sheep/goat sweetlix that is supposed to have much less copper content for the sheep and you will be shocked at the difference... sheep/goat sweetlix has more copper then Purina, I was shocked.I give mine Purina? With sweet feed. They have access to both 24/7 also peanut hay..something wrong? ?