Sooo back to the mineral.. I found on the Tractor Supply website a trace mineral salt with extra Selenium(Se) and extra Copper(Cu).. That would be great.. However my closest tractor supply doesn't carry it.. Bummer.. I woudl hav ehad to give it along with regular mineral anyways. So then I ask at my regular feed store to see if they have anything to compare.. They don't. Gets a little frustrating sometimes.
So then I go to my sometimes feed store when my regular feed store is out of what I need.. I ask about their mineral as I had been using their goat mineral. Its a decent goat mineral with a decent amount of copper and selenium. But I got to looking and their All season mineral for beef and dairy cattle has a high amount of both Cu(2,025ppm) and Se(27ppm). I have had higher Se in some mineral but most is 3.1. Never had it with this much Cu. Most Non-goat people think goats don't need copper. But they are not sheep... I say that a lot!.. Goats need more copper to help fight stomach based parasites like the Barberpole worm... They need Selenium to have healthy muscles which can go into all sorts of problems. Especially birthing problems. Does have to have muscles in the uterus to get kids in place and to birth them.
I also put out trace mineral salt blocks. They are really liking those right now. Moses thinks his is something to knock around! He is such a brat sometimes! Speaking of Moses and Jack.. I realize its been a while since I posted a pic of them.. So here they are!
They are enjoying being out in the back field. With plenty of room to run and plenty to eat! Moses has grown again. He is just 18 months old now. So he still has some growing to do. He will have the first babies on the ground hopefully in August out of Ethel our Boer Nubian cross doe... We are excited to see what she has!
What we did today and what we may do tomorrow!!!Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD pondereth the hearts. Proverbs 21:2