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 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:…