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Transitioning into fall forage and supplementing

While we’re fortunate to have a mild fall (so far!) and grazing land is continuing to grow, it is slowing down and the quality will continue to drop until it goes dormant for the winter.

To make sure our goats and sheep are getting the nutrients they need we have started to supplement each group of goats with Purina’s Accuration high-fat tub. It’s a protein block with fat, vitamins and minerals to help balance nutrient deficiencies in fair quality forages. The added fat helps with body conditioning and reproductivity for our goats.

Here’s what I like about these tubs:

Unlike other sheep and goat tubs, my flerd does not gorge themselves on it and eats it when they need it.

As we move into late fall and stockpiled forage, their intake of the tub increases.

Now that we have sheep in our herd, I like that it can be used for both species since it doesn’t have copper.

It’s also formulated for all weather. If we get rain, I’ll roll the tub on its side to drain the water (I would drill a hole in the bottom, but then I couldn’t make use the tub when it’s empty!!).

I still need to build a little for the tubs so they’re easier to move (200 lbs. gets a bit heavy!)

We get our tubs from Alcivia’s Amery Country Store. If your local farm supply co-op or Purina dealer doesn’t carry them, just ask to see if they can special order them for you.

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