What is the best goat mineral?

What is the best goat mineral?

What is the best goat mineral?

Here’s the mineral supplementation I find has worked best for us:

  1. Sweetlix Magnum Milk Loose Minerals. Sweetlix has a good formulation of minerals without being overcrowded with too much salt.
  2. Kelp/Herbamins. This is one that I’ve recently added and my goats love it!
  3. Plain Salt.

How often do you give goats minerals?

As a rule of thumb for Sweetlix supplement products, adult goats should consume the free choice loose mineral supplements at an average of 0.5 oz per head per day (about 1 lb per goat per month) and should consume the 20% All Natural Goat Block at an average of 2-4 oz.

Can goats eat deer mineral blocks?

Minerals and vitamins are essential for a goat’s health! I used to give my goats the mineral block, but have found that loose minerals are more effective for my goats. I top my Nigerian dwarf goats feed with a 1/4 oz of loose minerals everyday along with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of dolomite.

Do I need to give my goats minerals?

Vitamins and minerals The ratio of calcium to phosphorus should be kept around 2:1 to prevent urinary calculi, a urinary tract disease. Vitamins are needed in small amounts. Goats and other small ruminants require vitamins A, D and E, whereas vitamin K and all the B vitamins are manufactured in the rumen.

Do goats need salt or mineral blocks?

Goats prefer minerals with salt; if you have to get a salt-free mineral, supplement it with a salt block. Never buy a so-called “goat/sheep mineral” because it doesn’t have enough copper for a goat’s needs. With good hay and an adequate mineral block, your goats get by just fine.

Can goats eat too much minerals?

Minerals that are meant to be mixed with or added to a feed ration should not be fed free choice. Some goats may eat too much and end up with selenium toxicity. Symptoms occur suddenly when the selenium level gets too high and it is usually fatal. Mineral mixes for sheep do not contain copper that goats require.

Can goats eat too much loose minerals?

Should goats have a salt lick?

Is deer corn good for goats?

Shell (deer) corn is a favorite with goats . . . it is goat “candy”… and should be fed very sparingly and only as an inducement to bring the herd into the barn area.

Do my goats need a salt lick?

Whether you’re raising goats for meat or milk, they need salt to help maintain healthy appetite and body weight. The right minerals are also essential for muscle, nerve and immune system functions and for sound reproductive health.

What should you not feed goats?

What Should You Not Feed Your Goats?

  • Avocado.
  • Azaleas.
  • Chocolate.
  • Plants with oxalates such as kale.
  • Any nightshade vegetable.
  • Holly trees or bushes.
  • Lilacs.
  • Lily of the valley.