Goat Nutrition CF1 and CF2

 

CF1 Dairy Kid Creep Feed

CF1 is a dairy kid creep feed at the institute used in recent experiments. It has a variety of feedstuffs and a high level of molasses. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 20%
TDN – 72%
ME – 2.68 Mcal/kg
Ca – 1%
P – 0.5%
Ingredient % (dry matter basis)
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets 15.00
Ground corn 18.00
Wheat middlings 20.00

Goat Nutrition CD4,CD5 Low & High CP Experimental Diets

 

CD4 Moderate Concentrate, Low CP Experimental Diet

This is an experimental diet with a moderate concentrate level and a low concentration of CP. It does not contain ammonium chloride for prevention of urinary calculi in wethers or males. This diet supported slower weight gain by growing Angora doelings compared with CD5 that is higher in CP. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The calculated composition of the diet on a dry matter basis is:

CP –

Goat Nutrition CD12

CD12 High Concentrate Experimental Diet

This is a 75 percent concentrate diet used in a recent experiment with different breeds of weaned goats, including Alpine, Angora, Boer and Spanish. It has a fairly high level of CP to ensure that growth would not be limited by protein. Ammonium chloride and white salt are included to minimize problems with urinary calculi. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. Chromic oxide was included as a marker to allow the …

Goat Nutrition CD1

CD1 Langston Buck Test Diet

This is the diet currently used for the Meat Goat Performance Test. It has a medium level of high-fiber feedstuffs, although performance of the bucks on this diet has been very good. The dietary level of ammonium chloride was increased slightly from that used previously and the additional 0.5 percent of white salt was added to minimize problems with urinary calculi. The diet is pelletized, with use of a commercial pelleting agent such as Pellet …

Goat Nutrition CF2

CF2 Dairy Kid Creep Feed

CF2 is a dairy kid creep feed at the institute used in an experiment. It is based largely on corn. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 20%
TDN – 77%
ME – 2.90 Mcal/kg
Ca – 1%
P – 0.5%
Ingredient % (dry matter basis)
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets 15.00
Ground corn 57.31
Soybean meal 16.39
Blood meal 1.00
Fish meal 1.00

Goat Nutrition S4

S4, S5 Flushing Supplements

Two concentrate supplements were used in a recent experiment investigating potential effects of concentrate supplementation before breeding on reproductive performance of Spanish does. The S4 supplement did not include a feedstuff high in crude protein (CP), whereas S5 contained fish meal. The supplements were offered at 250 grams (0.55 pounds) per day, beginning three or seven weeks before the breeding season. The composition of the trace mineralized salt is that given for CD2. The calculated composition …

Goat Nutrition CF3

CF3 Meat Goat Creep Feed

CF3 is a creep feed that was used in an experiment with suckling meat goat kids. It is fairly similar to CF1 in composition, with a high level of molasses but a slightly lower level of CP. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 18%
TDN – 73%
Ca – 0.64%
P – 0.48%
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Wheat midds 19.669

Goat Nutrition CD8

 

CD8, CD9, CD10, CD11 High-Concentrate Experimental Diets

These are four diets used in an experiment investigating protein requirements of meat goats. Diet CD8, which was lowest in CP, supported live weight gain lower than that with the other treatments. The rate of growth of goats consuming CD9, CD10 or CD11 was similar among treatments. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2.

Item CD8 CD9 CD10 CD11
Ingredient
Cottonseed hulls 30.000 30.000 30.000 30.000
Ground corn 62.030 52.935

The Inspection Process of Goats

 

Because food safety is of a great concern to consumers, it is important that producers play their part in ensuring the safety of the food supply. This can be done by inspecting all goats before they are sold or slaughtered for human consumption. The inspection should include the goat’s skin, eyes, nose, external reproductive system, mouth, feet, and locomotion. The inspector should look for conditions such as caseous lymphadenitis, epithelioma, lethargy, locomotion problems, missing eyes, bloat, swellings, respiratory problems, swollen …

Goat Nutrition DS2

DS2 Lactation Supplement

The DS2 is a concentrate-based supplement being used in an experiment with grazing and confined dairy goats in early, mid- and late lactation. It is being fed at two different levels – 0.33 or 0.66 kilograms (0.73 or 1.46 pounds, respectively) per kilogram of milk being produced over 1.5 kilogram. This is the same as 0.33 or 0.66 pounds per pound of milk produced over 3.3 pounds. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. …