Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Redmond Rock and the other colorful trace mineral blocks on the market?
Also, people have been feeding Redmond Rock to sheep for decades with terrific results. There is no concern of copper toxicity from feeding Redmond Rock to sheep. We in fact have a mineral supplement for sheep that is fortified with 300 ppm copper. At that level, sheep come close to the minimum daily requirement for copper for a 140 lb ewe, which is 5.3 mg copper per day.
Your sheep will be safe eating Redmond Rock and they will be healthier for doing so.
There are many university research projects with mice, rats, Poultry, Swine and other small animals that when feed Montmorillonite clay (Dairy Gold is such a clay), that health is increased, rate of gain improves, that bone growth and density increases. This all points to good mineralization.
Redmond just worked in conjunction with a group in Mongolia that had Veterinarians over see animals feed the Daily Gold clay and they noted improvement in the hair quality with better shine, color, and hair structure.
The Clay was fed to sheep. goats, horses, camels, and cattle. We recently shipped many cargo containers of Redmond Salt and Clay.
In my study of Montmorillonite clay, I have learned that it is a catalyst to make more minerals available than its own mineral. This means that it frees up minerals in the hay and grains that are not normally useable to the animal become released and available when the clay is fed. Hay is an example. The calcium in hay is high but 60% of that calcium is tied up in the lignant/fiber. The body cannot use it. I am quite confident that the high cat ion exchange of the clay release some or all of that tied up calcium. http://gsabulletin.gsapubs.org/content/70/6/749
What do you think about using this product in a free-choice fashion? And, do you think the mineral concentrations would work for horses on grass (little or no alfalfa)?
With that, we feel great in recommending Daily Red in a free choice setting. They will be getting the salt they need along with more than 60 different minerals that are naturally occurring in Daily Red and in your horses’ body.