[Jacob-list] Wobbly lambs and Se
patchworkfibers at windstream.net
Fri Mar 25 19:48:41 EDT 2011
The balance of minerals is more important than the quantity of minerals,
I believe. I'm not sure that Jacobs do well with a highly grain
dependent feeding regimen and that can throw things way off balance.
Especially if we start with a commercially balanced feed (usually for
club lambs) and then start adding supplements.
On 3/25/2011 2:51 PM, Neal Grose wrote:
> a neighbor of mine had sheep and carefully fed copper free supplements
> until she found out that her sheep had copper deficiency anemia. Our
> thinking is that our VERY high iron soils prevented uptake of copper.
> it is worth noting that mineral content that can result in copper
> deficiency in Jacob sheep can produce copper toxicity in white face
> longwools. We have had that as well. the results are about like
> setting off a metabolic hand grenade in your animals.
> Neal Grose
> North Carolina
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