What do you think about this mineral?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Ashley, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Ashley

    Ashley Active Member

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    I noticed this mineral at Orsheln's the other day. It kinda caught my eye.. What do y'all think? It is actually a goat mineral, and slightly cheaper than what I'm using, but a lot more convenient, I wouldn't have to special order, they had a huge stack of it!

    Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Mica, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Methionine Complex, Copper Lysine Complex, Manganese Methionone Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Ferrous Carbonate (these are iron, right?), Copper Chloride, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Ethyienediamine Dihydride (what the heck is that?), Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Selenium Yeast, Plant Protein Products, Processed Grain By-Products, Molasses Products.

    Analysis:
    Calcium min 8 max 9.5
    Phosphorus min 8
    Salt min 23 max 27
    Magnesium min 0.5
    Potassium min 0.5
    Iodine min 100 ppm
    Manganese min 750 ppm
    Cobalt min 40 ppm
    Copper min 1100ppm max1200ppm
    Selenium min 6.2 ppm
    Zinc min 4,400 ppm
    Vitamin A min 110,000 IU LB
    Vitamin D min 10,000 IU LB
    Vitamin E min 75 IU LB.

    My current mineral as compared:

    -Has more copper (2000ppm)
    -In the ingredient list, the chelated copper ingredient comes below the copper sulphate, this new mineral has it listed higher.
    -Doesn't have yeast
    -Has more selenium (30 ppm)
    -Has animal fat, which is the biggest thing that bothers me and why I'm not settled in using it.
    -Doesn't have this ferrous stuff, just iron oxide, does that mean anything?


    Well, here I will include the info on it.

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Calcium -------- Min. 11.5 Max. 12.5
    Phosphorus ---- Min. 10.0
    Salt ----------- Min 11.5 Max 12.5
    Sodium -------- Min 4.8 Max 5.5
    Magnesium ---- Min. 3.0
    Potassium ----- Min. 2.0
    Copper -------- Min. 2,000 PPM
    Iodine --------- Min. 60 PPM
    Selenium ------ Min 30 PPM
    Zinc ---------- Min. 4,500 PPM
    Vitamin A ----- 111,000 IU/LB
    Vitamin D ----- 11,000 IU/LB
    Vitamin E ----- Min 110 IU/LB

    Ingredients:

    Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloried, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Iron Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ethylenodiamine Dihydriodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Cobalt Glucohaptonate, Processed Grain ByProducts, Molasses Products, Animal Fat, Vegetable Oil.
     
  2. doublebowgoats

    doublebowgoats Active Member

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    That ethyl stuff is to give them iodine. But my mineral has 2000 ppm for copper so I don't know if 1200 is enough. I don't use stuff with animal fat either. It can't be ruminant fat so it's usually pork. I don't eat pork and don't want my girls to either!
     

  3. Ashley

    Ashley Active Member

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    Same here Michelle :/
     
  4. 2Sticks

    2Sticks New Member

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    Michelle & Ashley,
    :yeahthat I'm 100% with you on that point.

    Tamera
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    GEEZE I really don't understand (grain by products/animal fats) at all in minerals and also I don't like molasses so all in all NOPE I don't want it.
     
  6. Ashley

    Ashley Active Member

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    Yea, I know, it bothers me too, but these seem to be the best I can get around here. I am seriuosly considering mixing my own.
     
  7. LMonty

    LMonty New Member

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    Ethyienediamine Dihydride (what the heck is that?)

    source of iodide
     
  8. mill-valley

    mill-valley New Member

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    Also the first ingredient on there is salt....which is probably why it's cheaper.
     
  9. doublebowgoats

    doublebowgoats Active Member

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    My favorite is still tech master by bluebonnet even if I have to special order it. Are there any other brands that make a similar one?
     
  10. Feral Nature

    Feral Nature Active Member

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    I use "Cargill Right Now Onyx" (for cattle) and my goats and I really love it.
     
  11. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Remember that the list of ingredeints is not like ours for food, it is not regulated. They can put it in any order they want it does not mean salt is the largest ingredient or veggy oil is the least. Vicki
     
  12. Ashley

    Ashley Active Member

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    I didn't know that Vicki, are you sure? With dog food it works that way as far as I know..
    Diane, the second one is Onyx, which is what I'm currently using. The "new" mineral is only a few dollars cheaper, but just a lot more convenient.