Content tagged "goat nutrition"

Goat Nutrition Manganese

Goats Updated: November 23, 2015

   Manganese is important for bone formation, reproduction and enzyme functioning. Deficiency symptoms include a reluctance to walk, deformity of forelegs,...

Goat Nutrition Cobalt

Goats Updated: November 23, 2015

   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....

Goat Example Diets

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

There is a wide variety of production systems in which goats are raised in the United States. Likewise, goats consume many different types of vegetation and...

Goat Nutrition CD8

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

 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...

Goat Nutrition CF1 and CF2

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

 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...

Goat Nutrition MVS1,MVS2, and MVS3

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

This supplement has been used on a few experiments with forage-based diets. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. It has been fed at a...

Goat Nutrition DS1 & DS2 Lactation Supplement

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

 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...

Goat Nutrition CD6

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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....

Goat Nutrition CD4,CD5 Low & High CP Experimental Diets

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

 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...

Goat Nutrition CD2

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition CD1

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition CD12

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition CD13

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition DCD6

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition DCD8

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition DCD9

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition DCD10

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition DCD7

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition MVS3

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

This supplement has been used in an experiment with growing dairy goats and different dietary levels of concentrate and forage and different feeding methods....

Goat Nutrition MVS2

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition CF3

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition CF2

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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....

Goat Nutrition DS2

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

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...

Goat Nutrition S4

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

Two concentrate supplements were used in a recent experiment investigating potential effects of concentrate supplementation before breeding on reproductive...

Goat Nutrition S3

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

The S3 supplement has been used to supplement growing/yearling goats grazing or consuming harvested forages with low crude protein (CP) and total digestible...

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