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« Reply #285 on: October 10, 2012, 03:13:03 PM »

that "billy block"...never heard of that before...it's a mineral right?  Mineral is VERY, VERY important to these lil' guys...loose mineral is your best bet, not a block...copper deficiency is very bad...you need to find a loose mineral that's the highest in copper you can find.  That way you put a small dish out and if they soil it, then you haven't wasted so much...when they soil those blocks they won't eat on them and then they will go mineral deficient.  Babies tend to play a lot with this stuff, but offering it is good, as they need it when they want it. 

I agree here.. I offer a loose mineral and I offer the Berry flavor "billy Block" I have had this ONE block out for 2 years now, and it's about 1/2 gone LOL! the babies are really the ones who lick it the most. Smiley
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« Reply #286 on: October 11, 2012, 04:00:21 AM »

Hi all. thanks for the info.
Its very very true that here in Crimea its difficult if not near imposable to get what is needed.
I remember some time back, could be 2 yrs or so ago all we had was burned straw burned hay and everything lacking apart from a filler for the winter,
This year because of the really dry weather, its not rained here since may. Ok a bit of a lie, it did rain in July for about 5 minutes, I think the rain god got lost and didn’t see Vinetscoe in his line of sight and steer around it like it normally does.

Anyway what every body is saying GET it right for your area and what you have.

There is an ideal and that which we all try to keep to, and I for one want the best,,,,,NAY...!!!!!!! THE PREMIER herd in Crimea like Babin has in the west of Ukraine, (would you believe he can and does sell his goats for 3000 HVs instead of 300 hvs) he is doing well up there but then he has got the right weather and he is trained to western Skills. I wish he was on this site but he speaks little English, but if you are out there man come on here. lol.

Any way, my thought on the Rice straw was purely a filler, keep that rumen working keeping them warm, it is a filler and does need to be mixed with other things, I already read up on it.
If the weather is anything like last year it will be minus 30 for a few weeks.

The grain (wheat) is not crushed its whole, they tend to grind it here, I have mixed feelings, anyway its going to cost an arm and a leg to get any more as there is not enough on the market due to the dry summer.
As to the mineral Block...I tried it 2 yrs ago and the thing was absolutely filthy after a few days and they would not touch it,  hence the reason I started putting it in their food a little at a time.

I, like every one here no matter how skilled and educated we are , I believe its a learning curve, so please every body fear not, Bob this yr has got stronger and tougher so "say what you mean and mean what you say"
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dont tell me to give em drugs we aint got non here in Crimea, its all herbs and such
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