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 …

Goat Nutrition S1

S1 Langston Moderate Protein Pellet

Langston University uses some pelleted supplements for different types of forages when animals are not on experiments. They are designed to be fed at various levels with diets based on forage that is either being grazed or harvested. Typically, animals also have access to a trace mineralized salt block. In some cases, the pellets have been fed alone for short periods of time. The moderate protein pellet is used with forages that are low in …

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 …

Goat Nutrition S2

S2 Langston Low Protein Pellet

This pellet is used with forages that have moderate to high levels of crude protein (CP). The trace mineral and vitamin premix is that given for S1. The calculated composition of the pellet on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 13.3%
TDN – 74.8%
Ca – 1.02%
P – 0.51%
Cu – 14.2 ppm
Se – 0.34 ppm
Zn – 142 ppm
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Cottonseed hulls 15.00
Alfalfa meal 19.00
Ground

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:…

Goat Nutrition S3

S3 Low/Moderate Quality Forage Supplement for Growing/Yearling Goats

The S3 supplement has been used to supplement growing/yearling goats grazing or consuming harvested forages with low crude protein (CP) and total digestible nutrients (TDN) levels. The feeding rate is 0.75 percent of body weight on a dry matter basis, or about 0.83 percent of body weight on an as-fed basis. For a 30-kilogram (66-pound) goat, this would be 0.25 kilograms, as fed, or 0.55 pounds. Because some of the other treatments …

Goat Nutrition DCD7

DCD7 35-Percent Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

The 35-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 tended to be less than production by does consuming diets with 50-percent concentrate, but greater than diets with 20-percent concentrate. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The calculated …

Goat Nutrition S4

S4, S5 Flushing Supplements

Two concentrate supplements were used in a recent experiment investigating potential effects of concentrate supplementation before breeding on reproductive performance of Spanish does. The S4 supplement did not include a feedstuff high in crude protein (CP), whereas S5 contained fish meal. The supplements were offered at 250 grams (0.55 pounds) per day, beginning three or seven weeks before the breeding season. The composition of the trace mineralized salt is that given for CD2. The calculated composition …

Goat Nutrition DS1 & DS2 Lactation Supplement

 

DS1 Langston Dry Pellet

This pellet is another one of the institute used for pregnant goats in the last month or so before gestation. The Ca level is less than for the other pellets so that does are prepared to mobilize Ca in early lactation if necessary. The CP level in the pellet is moderate, typically fed with moderate- to high-quality forage, other than alfalfa. The trace mineral and vitamin premix is that given for S1. The calculated composition of …

Goat Nutrition DS2

DS2 Lactation Supplement

The DS2 is a concentrate-based supplement being used in an experiment with grazing and confined dairy goats in early, mid- and late lactation. It is being fed at two different levels – 0.33 or 0.66 kilograms (0.73 or 1.46 pounds, respectively) per kilogram of milk being produced over 1.5 kilogram. This is the same as 0.33 or 0.66 pounds per pound of milk produced over 3.3 pounds. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. …