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shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 1285

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 12 3:31 pm    Post subject: Best mineral block for goats. Reply with quote    

Can anyone particularly knowledgeable point me in the direction of the best kind of mineral blocks for goats? Number 62 is terribly skinny despite being wormed and I'm wondering if it's some kind of deficiency and they need a new block anyway and have only been on a bog standard one from Countrywide so I daresay there is something out there that might be better but thought I'd see if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks

Dogwalker



Joined: 20 Mar 2007
Posts: 1225
Location: Mid Wales
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 12 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine get red rockies and a cobalt selenium drench once a month.

There's a goat mineral supplement powder promoted by Wytsend, made by Denis Brinicombe, I can find the details if you want them.
And there's a Adam Henson mineral drench, you'll have to google for that one.

Hope that helps. Thought you'd got rid of goats and changed to cows?

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
Posts: 756

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 12 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've always used the Rockies one for my two, suits them fine. Will look inot the mineral drench maybe, but they've been absolutely fine without it for 6 years now, always interesting to see what's about though, and read upon current thinking.

wytsend



Joined: 17 Sep 2010
Posts: 55

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 12 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Contact Denis Brinicombe for the Premium Goat Feed Balancer on 01363 778792

This Balancer will do away with the need to use anything else...no drenches etc will be needed in addition to this mix. It makes life very ssimple !!!!! Goats rarely use blocks properly !!

Mix the powder into soaked sugar beet to start with

shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 12 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I thought I'd got rid of the goats too but then the friends that were going to have them changed their minds....

So I still have the two Togs and haven't got round to doing anything about it. I keep hoping I'll meet someone with a desperate desire to keep goats but no luck so far, possibly something to do with the fact that I don't get out much

Thanks for info

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