Copper poisoning is the (main) reason you need sheep-specific feed versus goat
or poultry feed. I know several folks who have run sheep and cattle
together...and lost sheep because they got after a cattle mineral lick that had
copper of some kind.
> On Aug 21, 2015, at 23:53, Rick Krach <rickkr...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Liz, look at this label and tell me if you see anything that sheep should not
> eat: Fish meal, plant protein products, animal protein products, dried
> yeast culture, fish oil, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement,
> riboflavin supplement, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12
> supplement, choline chloride, d-biotin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine
> hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex
> (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate,
> manganous sulfate, potassium iodate, ethylenediamine dihydrodide, ascorbic
> acid, Not for Human Consumption. Meets FDA requirements regarding
> restrictions on mammalian protein sources.
> Rick Krach
> in Auburn, CA
>> From: "Elizabeth Radi"
>> Subject: Re: [Blackbelly] Koi food
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>> I personally would not feed Koi food to my sheep. Folks got into allot of
>> trouble feeding ruminants animal parts in the past. It probably is illegal
>> also. Think of "Mad Cow".
>> I would think it would be ok to feed to chickens, because they eat just
>> about anything. Also, the protein content would be pretty high I would
>> imagine. I really do not think that fish food would be plant based, but
>> mostly animal or fish source. Just some rambling thoughts.
>> Liz Radi
>> Nubian goats
>> Nunn, Colorado
>> --- rickkr...@hotmail.com wrote:
>> From: Rick Krach
>> To: blackbelly Blackbelly List
>> Subject: [Blackbelly] Koi food
>> Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:06:35 -0700
>> I know that pig food cannot be given to sheep, but I wonder about Koi food.
>> ?Someone has given me 50 lbs of Koi food which their fish will not eat.
>> ?Does anyone have any idea as to whether it'd be safe to give this to my
>> sheep, chickens, pigs, whoever would eat it? ?My question is because the
>> package does say, "Not for human consumption." ?Thanks,
>> Rick Krach
>> in Auburn, CA?
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