Goat Nutrition CD6

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CD6 70% Concentrate Experimental Diet

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. It contains some feedstuffs high in protein that escapes microbial degradation and is available for digestion in the small intestine. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. Ammonium chloride and white salt are present to minimize problems with urinary calculi. The calculated composition of the diet on a dry matter basis is:

CP - 16%
TDN - 67%
Ca - 0.86
P - 0.43
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Cottonseed hulls 14.689
Wheat midds 19.525
Dehydrated alfalfa pellets 14.853
Ground corn 18.876
Rolled oats 19.525
Soybean meal 3.456
Blood meal 0.678
Fish meal 0.969
Feather meal 0.678
Molasses 3.565
Limestone 1.291
Vitamin premix 0.495
Trace mineralized salt 0.450
White salt 0.495
Ammonium chloride 0.495
Deccox, 6% 0.050

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.

CD7 Dehydrated Alfalfa Pellets

Dehydrated alfalfa pellets were fed free-choice in an experiment, along with a mineral/vitamin supplement such as MVS1 for a rate of growth by weaned Spanish kids as great as that achieved with CD6. However, we have not evaluated dehydrated alfalfa pellets with Boer-cross kids or with meat goats at weights much greater than 75 pounds. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets are often 19 percent CP and 61 percent TDN on a dry matter basis.

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.