Goat Nutrition DCD6

DCD6 20-Percent Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

The 20-percent concentrate diet shown below was used in an experiment in late lactation. The level of milk production by doelings supported by this diet was similar to that of higher dietary concentrate levels. However, milk production by does consuming this diet was less than production by does consuming diets with 35-percent or 50-percent concentrate. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The calculated composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 17.7%
ME – 2.18 Mcal/kg
NEl – 1.36 Mcal/kg
Ca – 1.14%
P – 0.40%
Ingredient % (dry matter basis)
Cottonseed hulls 20.000
Ground alfalfa hay 60.000
Ground corn 10.600
Soybean meal 3.949
Molasses 3.000
Dicalcium phosphate 1.060
Ammonium sulfate 0.200
Vitamin premix 0.500
Trace mineralized salt 0.691

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.