Goat Nutrition CD8

Goats November 17, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

 

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 47.501 41.536
Soybean meal 1.049 9.959 9.993 10.035
Blood meal 0.000 0.000 1.726 3.470
Fish meal 0.000 0.000 2.302 4.630
Feather meal 0.000 0.000 1.726 3.470
Molasses 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000
Dicalcium phosphate 0.654 0.459 0.067 0.000
Limestone 1.293 1.351 1.180 1.146
Vitamin premix 0.500 0.500 0.500 0.500
Trace mineral salt 0.690 0.690 0.690 0.690
Ammonium chloride 0.500 0.500 0.500 0.500
Deccox, 6% 0.050 0.050 0.050
Sodium sulfate 0.234 0.556 0.765 0.973
Composition (% of dry matter)
CP 10.2 14.2 18.3 23.6
TDN 71.8 71.5 71.2 70.4
Ca 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.68
P 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.34

 

CD12 High Concentrate Experimental Diet

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)
Prairie hay 25.00
Ground corn 55.23
Soybean meal 6.06
Blood meal 2.07
Fish meal 2.56
Feather meal 2.07
Dried molasses product 3.00
Trace mineralized salt 0.75
White salt 0.50
Vitamin premix 0.50
Deccox, 6% 0.05
Limestone 1.06
Dicalcium phosphate 0.10
Ammonium chloride 0.75
Chromic oxide 0.30

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.