Which Sweetlix Minerals?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by CaramelKittey, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Hi all!
    So I’ve decided Sweetlix meat maker Minerals are the best minerals out there for my goats and I’m planning to buy some thanks to the help I got from TGS!
    I was planning to buy some from Jeffers however there are two types. There is
    Sweetlix 16:8 Meat Maker Goat Mineral 18lbs
    And
    Sweetlix 16:8 Meat Maker with Rumensin 18lbs
    I was just wondering which one I should get. They are the same price.
    Thanks all!
     
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Regular. Not medicated.
     
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  3. healthyishappy

    healthyishappy Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Utah
    The one with Rumensin is the medicated one (Rumensin being the medication of course). I don't get medicated and I don't see why anybody would need it.
     
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  4. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Thank you @ksalvagno and @healthyishappy !I can’t wait to order them, so I really appreciate the advice! I didn’t see why it had to be medicated either but I just wanted to double-check before I play $25 for a bag.
    Thanks all!
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. snrsfarm

    snrsfarm snrsfarm

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    Jul 2, 2013
    Washington State
    They also have a Magnum Milk mineral for lactating does being feed straight alfalfa diets.
     
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  7. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Sweetlix Meat Maker 16:8 un-medicated is suitable for all goats.
     
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  9. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Thank you. We have been using Meat Maker and have had no issues. All the zinc and copper deficiency symptoms disappeared about 1 month or so after we started, and we have fallen in love with the product. Our goats are fed orchard grass hay, but we are trying to find out more information on alfalfa hay/pellets and will switch to Magnum Milk if we decide to feed pure alfalfa hay. ;)
     
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  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  11. We feed the majority of their diet alfalfa. The milkers do get some hand mixed grain on the stand, but we feed the meat maker.
     
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