Goat Nutrition CD13

CD13 Moderate Concentrate Experimental Diet

This is a 50 percent concentrate diet used in the same experiment in which CD12 was fed. It also 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, although levels are lower than with CD12, which is higher in concentrate. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. Chromic oxide was included as a marker to allow the determination of diet digestibilities. The calculated composition of the diet on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 17%
TDN – 62%
Ca – 0.70%
P – 0.35%
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Prairie hay 50.000
Ground corn 28.90
Soybean meal 6.821
Blood meal 2.500
Fish meal 3.200
Feather meal 2.500
Dried molasses product 3.000
Trace mineralized salt 0.750
White salt 0.250
Vitamin premix 0.500
Deccox, 6% 0.050
Limestone 0.629
Dicalcium phosphate 0.100
Ammonium chloride 0.500
Chromic oxide 0.300

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.