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.
|Trace mineral salt||0.690||0.690||0.690||0.690|
|Composition (% of dry matter)|
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 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. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. Chromic oxide was included as a marker to allow the determination of diet digestibility. The calculated composition of the diet on a dry matter basis is:
|CP - 17%|
|TDN - 71%|
|Ca - 0.71%|
|P - 0.36%|
|Ingredient||% (air dry basis)|
|Dried molasses product||3.00|
|Trace mineralized salt||0.75|
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.