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 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 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. …

Goat Nutrition CF1 and CF2

 

CF1 Dairy Kid Creep Feed

CF1 is a dairy kid creep feed at the institute used in recent experiments. It has a variety of feedstuffs and a high level of molasses. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 20%
TDN – 72%
ME – 2.68 Mcal/kg
Ca – 1%
P – 0.5%
Ingredient % (dry matter basis)
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets 15.00
Ground corn 18.00
Wheat middlings 20.00

Goat Nutrition CF2

CF2 Dairy Kid Creep Feed

CF2 is a dairy kid creep feed at the institute used in an experiment. It is based largely on corn. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 20%
TDN – 77%
ME – 2.90 Mcal/kg
Ca – 1%
P – 0.5%
Ingredient % (dry matter basis)
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets 15.00
Ground corn 57.31
Soybean meal 16.39
Blood meal 1.00
Fish meal 1.00