We are all familiar with salt and "red" mineral blocks, but what if
I told you those are inadequate?
Loose minerals are superior to blocks in multiple ways:
- They are more balanced for individual breeds / types needs.
- They can be more absorb-able
- They have high values and are more complete
- They are easily for the animal to consume
- They are more weather resistant
The blocks take more effort than most animals will put forth licking to get what they "NEED." So the blocks are inferior already, but the animals will also not work hard enough to get what they need out of them, at any rate.
Most bags of minerals are 50lbs and cost $15-30 per bag (Compared to $6 for a 50lb block). The loose costs
more, there is no doubt, but their content and the what the right mineral does for your herd of cattle or goats makes the cost of a quality loose mineral the BEST investment you can ever make year after year in your management program.
Compare the top Loose contents with the bottom Block contents
We currently use and are happy with Ragland Minerals. They have a huge selection for all species.
12% Hy-Phos Mineral With 15 ppm Selenium