Posted by GoatWorld on December 05, 2002 at 14:25:58:
In Reply to: Re: crystalyx supplements? posted by linda on December 05, 2002 at 12:44:30:
I'd like to see the brochure on this new tub. I'm looking at the CrystalLyx web site and am not sure if they are showing all the information or not (http://www.crystallxy.com - nice site) Snail mail or a scan is okay if you would like. I will also try to get the information from work (I'm snowed in at present and hope to get back tomorrow roads and ice willing).
You've probrably already seen these tubs but are they the 1/3 size of a 55 gallon drum? I use empty tubs as my water troughs and have not yet had a problem with the goats getting in them. Of course in the winter when it's cold, the lick material is pretty hard. In hot weather, it can get pretty runny and gooey so that could be a problem - flies. Every once in awhile I'll see a cow with a really dirty, sticky face full of flies! - lick tub. The guard sounds like a good idea as long as no legs, necks or horns get stuck like they do in woven wire fence. Should be a challenge! As far as the protein percentage, that is what concerns me the most. 18% seems pretty high but then again, I'm not an expert. I would think one would have to be very careful in what else they fed in addition to this lick tub (such as Alfalfa or legume type hays). This tub would probably work well on pastures that are low in nutrition and minerals as well as feedlots, but a person would definitely have to base their entire feeding program around the use of the tub. Did your rep give you a specific price for these tubs yet? I guess the only thing I don't like about tubs is having to move them - load or unload them. They take a pretty strong back and truck bed ;-) Thank you for bringing this new product to our attention. Looks like something worth looking into and who knows, I may switch my motley crew over to lick tubs sooner or later!
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