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 determination of diet digestibility. The calculated composition of the diet on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 17%
TDN – 71%
Ca – 0.71%
P – 0.36%
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Prairie hay 25.00
Ground corn 55.23
Soybean meal 6.06
Blood meal 2.07
Fish meal 2.56
Feather meal 2.07
Dried molasses product 3.00
Trace mineralized salt 0.75
White salt 0.50
Vitamin premix 0.50
Deccox, 6% 0.05
Limestone 1.06
Dicalcium phosphate 0.10
Ammonium chloride 0.75
Chromic oxide 0.30

Reference: Hart, S. P. and A. L. Goetsch. 2001. Goat Diet/Feeding Examples. Pages 64-85 in Proc. 16th Ann. Goat Field Day, Langston University, Langston, OK.