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Goat Mineral for llamas?

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Llamas and Alpacas' started by LeviS, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Feb 23, 2015
    LeviS

    LeviS Ridin' The Range

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    Hello all, just wondering if llamas can have goat mineral specifically manna pro goat mineral.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2015
    SheepGirl

    SheepGirl Master of Sheep Golden Herd Member

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    Can you not get minerals for camelids?
     
  3. Jul 20, 2015
    curious alpaca4

    curious alpaca4 Chillin' with the herd

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    Based off of research, I would think the goat mineral would have too much copper for the llamas. No experience with either species though.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2016
    cathyjk

    cathyjk Chillin' with the herd

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    Goat mineral would more than likely have too much copper. The llama mineral has about 200 ppm of copper; typically goat mineral is more than that. Although I have seen minerals listed for both goats and sheep and of course it has next to no copper.

    We are in Canada and get ours from Agri_blend, but I think you could order yours from these folks

    http://www.stillwaterminerals.com/analysis.php
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2016
    teach1rusl

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    Sheep mineral would be better, as the copper levels should be more appropriate (or possibly absent). Or most general all-stock type minerals that don't contain copper. Most camelid folks avoid goat minerals due to the high copper content. Of course there are several companies that sell camelid specific minerals...Stillwater Minerals is one such company.