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Can I plant enough buckwheat to provide selenium to my goats?

Discussion in 'Organic Husbandry - Goats' started by savingdogs, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010
    savingdogs

    savingdogs Overrun with beasties

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    I've recently planted several bags of buckwheat and afterwards read it provides selenium for goats.

    Any idea or thoughts out there about how much selenium it provides, at what stage should they eat it and can it be stored? I have plenty of space.
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    chandasue

    chandasue Overrun with beasties

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    I don't know how much it provides but I know the place I get my organic feed from puts it in my goat feed and layer feed all year round so it must be "storable."
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    Beekissed

    Beekissed Loving the herd life

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    I use BOSS every now and again for its selenium properties.
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    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    I would think that would depend on your soil. Are you in a selenium deficient area or not?
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    savingdogs

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    extremely deficient!
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    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Then I don't think planting anything in your soil will help with selenium. We are also selenium deficient and have to supplement selenium to my alpacas and goats.

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