The mineral buffet system has been in use for decades in the cattle industry. While it is relatively rare and new in the goat and sheep industry, I passionately believe it can help transform goat and sheep husbandry by getting our imperfect knowledge out of the way and trusting the instinct of the animals to select exactly–and only–what they need. You can see it in action in our mineral buffet consumption tracking, a project I began in April of 2022 to see exactly what my goats and sheep were consuming.
***You will need white salt from your local feed store to complete this system. This is added separately in its own feeder so they can get adequate salt intake without extra minerals as needed.***
To learn more, visit my mineral buffet page for a variety of resources.