Goat Nutrition DCD1

DCD1 50 Percent Concentrate Early Lactation Diet

The 50 percent concentrate diet shown below was used in an experiment in early lactation and has been employed as a standard diet in some instances. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The calculated composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 16.7%
ME – 2.42 Mcal/kg
NEl – 1.53 Mcal/kg
Ca – 1.06%
P – 0.51%
Ingredient % (dry matter basis)
Cottonseed hulls 25.000
Ground alfalfa hay 25.000
Ground corn 27.194
Soybean meal 16.100
Molasses 3.000
Dicalcium phosphate 1.319
Calcium carbonate 0.893
Vitamin premix 0.500
Trace mineralized salt 0.691
Magnesium oxide 0.303

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.