Reliable, self-fed protein, mineral and vitamin supplement in one. Delivers 16% protein from all-natural sources. High molasses content is ideal for does susceptible to pregnancy toxemia in the last trimester. 55-60% TDN – energy content comparable to high quality grass hay. Auto-regulated consumption technology ensures that goats consume correct amounts. Delivers same mineral and vitamin package as the original 16:8 Meat Maker® mineral. Handy lids make tubs easy to stack and impervious to rodents. Superb weatherability – will not crumble, melt, spill or blow away. No additional, free choice salt or mineral supplement needed or recommended.
How to Use & Apply
FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT:INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: Following a 7 to 10 day acclimation period, average consumption should be 2 to 4 ounces per head per day for mature goats with unrestricted forage supplies. Position the blocks 50 to 75 feet from loafing, feeding and watering areas. Some repositioning of blocks may be necessary as animals become acclimated to the presence of the blocks. Move blocks closer to increase consumption; further away to decrease consumption. If overconsumption occurs for more than two weeks and repositioning of the blocks does not correct the situation, remove blocks and evaluate the overall feeding program. DO NOT ALLOW STARVED ANIMALS FREE ACCESS TO THIS BLOCK.
Feeding Recommendations:Provide 1 block per 10 to 20 head. All animals should have equal access to blocks. Timid and smaller animals need their share.Place blocks where animals congregate. Locate blocks throughout the pasture at loafing, grazing, feeding and watering areas. Adequate distance must be maintained between blocks to minimize crowding – 10 feet minimum.Feed blocks continuously along with a plentiful source of forage and clean, fresh water. Goats should not run out of blocks. When a block is two-thirds consumed, provide a new block near it.Goats should consume 2 to 4 ounces per head daily based on a 150-200 pound animal.Consumption of this block may vary depending upon animal body condition, quality and quantity of forages, seasonal weather conditions, and most importantly, feeding locations of blocks with respect to loafing, grazing, feeding and watering areas.Offer no other FREE CHOICE salt or mineral when feeding this product.
WARNING: This product, which contains added copper, should not be fed to sheep or any species with a low tolerance to supplemental copper.