Goat Nutrition CD4,CD5 Low & High CP Experimental Diets

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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 - 9%
Metabolizable energy (ME) - 2.3 Mcal/kg
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Cottonseed hulls 42.0
Ground corn 39.0
Ground oats 13.0
Soybean meal 4.4
Trace mineralized salt 0.5
Calcium carbonate 0.9
Vitamin premix 0.2

 

CD5 Moderate Concentrate, High CP Experimental Diet

This is an experimental diet with a moderate concentrate level and a high level of CP. It does not contain ammonium chloride for prevention of urinary calculi in wethers or males. This diet supported greater weight gain by growing Angora doelings compared with CD4 that is lower 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 - 15%
Metabolizable energy (ME) - 2.4 Mcal/kg
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Cottonseed hulls 42.0
Ground corn 23.8
Ground oats 13.0
Soybean meal 19.3
Trace mineralized salt 0.5
Calcium carbonate 1.2
Vitamin premix 0.2

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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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.