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Posted - 04/08/2005 :  5:27:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit oldredbarn's Homepage  Send oldredbarn an AOL message  Send oldredbarn a Yahoo! Message
Hello all!

I am looking into loose minerals for our alpacas. Can anyone give me a suggestion on what kind to use? We have loose minerals for our goats (Ragland sheep & goat) but I'm not sure if they would be okay for the alpacas. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you,
Sarah Taylor
Old Red Barn Alpaca Farm

Edited by - oldredbarn on 04/08/2005 5:27:35 PM


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Posted - 04/08/2005 :  6:28:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit andesdandies's Homepage
We switched our animals to the Mapleton Vetplex Metabolizer in December, and are very happy with it. The animals LOVE it and eat it readily, it has chelated minerals which are more readily absorbed, and also includes probiotics which aide in digestion & stress relief. It is more expensive, but it does not get wasted, and I believe in the long run is more cost effective and better for the animals than anything else we've tried.



Sue Zelazny,
Andes Dandies, LLC
Middleport, NY
Where the best way to predict the future is to 'criate' it.
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Posted - 04/08/2005 :  9:08:40 PM  Show Profile
I use stillwater 104. Sue uses Mapleton.
We're both right, and both wrong.
There are Stillwater, Cache le poudre, mapleton, all better formulated for different environments.
Find out what is lacking where you are, and add accordingly

Rick & Pati Horn
All American Alpacas
35215 Avenida Maņana
Murrieta, Ca. 92563
(951) 679-7795
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Posted - 04/08/2005 :  11:06:56 PM  Show Profile
We also use Stillwater minerals. Our alpacas seem to like them plus, they are right down the road.
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Posted - 04/09/2005 :  07:11:04 AM  Show Profile
We use Dr. Evan's minerals and fiber nutrients along with his feed. We love the complete program. 65 colored alpacas with no nose fiber loss. Best of luck with your research. I agree with the other post that you need to use a product that fills your farms mineral gap, which may be different than anothers.

Glen Ridge Farm
290 Frank Coelho Drive
Portsmouth, RI 02871
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