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

Goat Nutrition CF3

CF3 Meat Goat Creep Feed

CF3 is a creep feed that was used in an experiment with suckling meat goat kids. It is fairly similar to CF1 in composition, with a high level of molasses but a slightly lower level of CP. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The composition on a dry matter basis is:

CP – 18%
TDN – 73%
Ca – 0.64%
P – 0.48%
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Wheat midds 19.669

Goat Nutrition MVS2

MVS2 General Mineral/Vitamin Supplement

This supplement has also been used in experiments with forage-based diets. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. It is very similar to MVS1 but without molasses. It has the same feeding rate as MVS1, so assuming complete consumption would deliver slightly greater amounts of minerals and vitamins.

Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Dicalcium phosphate 22.3
Vitamin premix 37.0
Trace mineral premix 37.0
Deccox, 6% 3.7

Reference: Hart, S. P. and A. L.

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

The Inspection Process of Goats

 

Because food safety is of a great concern to consumers, it is important that producers play their part in ensuring the safety of the food supply. This can be done by inspecting all goats before they are sold or slaughtered for human consumption. The inspection should include the goat’s skin, eyes, nose, external reproductive system, mouth, feet, and locomotion. The inspector should look for conditions such as caseous lymphadenitis, epithelioma, lethargy, locomotion problems, missing eyes, bloat, swellings, respiratory problems, swollen …

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 –

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

 

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) process allows producers to converse with wholesale food processing customers using the same food safety blueprint and language. HACCP works at the producer level as it does for customers receiving on-farm products. It requires producers to conduct a hazard analysis to determine what significant hazards can occur at each step of production at the farm level. This must be done to plan for and execute a program that will prevent or control …

Goat Nutrition CD8

 

CD8, CD9, CD10, CD11 High-Concentrate Experimental Diets

These are four diets used in an experiment investigating protein requirements of meat goats. Diet CD8, which was lowest in CP, supported live weight gain lower than that with the other treatments. The rate of growth of goats consuming CD9, CD10 or CD11 was similar among treatments. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2.

Item CD8 CD9 CD10 CD11
Ingredient
Cottonseed hulls 30.000 30.000 30.000 30.000
Ground corn 62.030 52.935