Goat Nutrition MVS1,MVS2, and MVS3

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MVS1 General Mineral/Vitamin Supplement

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 rate of 0.05 percent of body weight, which equates to 15 grams (about one-half of an ounce, or 0.033 pounds) for a 30-kilogram (66 pounds) kid.

Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Dicalcium phosphate 15.0
Vitamin premix 25.0
Trace mineral premix 25.0
Deccox, 6% 2.5
Dried molasses product 32.5

 

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

 

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 17.86
Trace mineral premix 17.86
Deccox, 22.7 mg/lb 17.86
Dried molasses product 25.00

Reference: Hart, S. P. and A. L. Goetsch. 2001. Goat Diet/Feeding Examples. Pages 64-85 in Proc. 16th Ann. Goat Field Day, Langston University, Langston, OK.

 

 

 

 

 

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