Goat Nutrition DCD8

DCD8 50-Percent Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

The 50-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 other dietary concentrate levels. However, milk production by does consuming this diet was greater than production by does consuming diets with 20-, 35- or 65-percent concentrate. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The calculated composition on a dry matter basis …

Goat Nutrition DCD9

DCD9 65-Percent Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

The 65-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 other dietary concentrate levels. However, milk production by does consuming this diet was less than production by does consuming a 50-percent concentrate diet (DCD8). Similarly, other researchers have suggested that milk production by dairy goats may not necessarily be greater with high- versus moderate-dietary …

Goat Nutrition DCD10

DCD10, DCD11, DCD12 35-, 50-, and 65-Percent Concentrate Dry Period Diets

These are three diets used in the dry period in a recent experiment. The does and doelings were in good condition in late lactation before drying off, and performance in the subsequent early lactation period was similar among these different diets. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The calculated composition on a dry matter basis is:

Item DCD10 DCD11 DCD12
CP, % 16.6 17.9 17.5

Goat Nutrition CD6

CD6 70% Concentrate Experimental Diet

This is an experimental diet with concentrate level of 70 percent, including a variety of concentrate feedstuffs, some of which are relatively high in fiber. It contains some feedstuffs high in protein that escapes microbial degradation and is available for digestion in the small intestine. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. Ammonium chloride and white salt are present to minimize problems with urinary calculi. The calculated composition of the diet on …

Goat Nutrition Cobalt

 

 

Cobalt (Co) 0.1 – 10 ppm

cobalt

The only well accepted biological function of cobalt is as a component of vitamin B12. Rumen microbes utilize cobalt for growth and produce vitamin B12. Cobalt deficiency symptoms include loss of appetite, anemia, decreased production and weakness. Most natural feedstuffs contain adequate levels of cobalt. There are cobalt-deficient areas in the United States.

Reference: Hart, S.

Goat Nutrition Manganese

 

 

Manganese (Mn) 40 – 1000 ppm

manganese

Manganese is important for bone formation, reproduction and enzyme functioning. Deficiency symptoms include a reluctance to walk, deformity of forelegs, delayed onset of estrus, poor conception rate and low birth weight. Manganese deficiencies are unusual.

Reference: Hart, S. 2008. Meat Goat Nutrition. Pages 58-83 in Proc. 23rd Ann. Goat Field Day, Langston University, Langston, OK.

Goat Nutrition MVS3

MVS3 General Mineral/Vitamin Supplement

This supplement has been used in an experiment with growing dairy goats and different dietary levels of concentrate and forage and different feeding methods. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. It is similar to MVS1 and MVS2 but without a higher level of dicalcium phosphate. It has a feeding rate of 0.07 percent of body weight, slightly greater than for previous supplements.

Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Dicalcium phosphate 21.42
Vitamin premix

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 CD2

CD2 High Concentrate, Corn-Based Experimental Diet

This is an 80 percent concentrate diet used in a recent experiment with growing Spanish and Boer crossbred doelings. The calculated composition of the diet on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 13.5%
TDN – 76.8%
Ca – 0.61%
P – 0.34%
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Millet hay 19.760
Ground corn 66.315
Soybean meal 8.902
Molasses 2.838
Dicalcium phosphate 0.241
Limestone 0.953
Vitamin premix 0.494
Trace mineralized salt 0.449
Deccox, 6% 0.049

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 –