The Gangs All Here, At The Mineral Tub

I get asked about the mineral tubs we use and if the sheep figure out how to use them.

This tub is a covered, cattle mineral tub purchased several years ago from our local farm supply store.  There are three compartments.  In two compartments I place loose salt with a scoop or so of loose mineral stirred in.  In the other compartment I put kelp with a heavy scoop or three of loose mineral mixed in.  The loose mineral is my own homemade mix. 

The ewes do just fine getting what they want.

I have no doubt they learn from each other too.

And when word gets out that the tub has been restocked (especially if it has been empty for a few days)....

...everyone wants a taste.