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Goat Example Diets

Goats Updated: November 17, 2015

There is a wide variety of production systems in which goats are raised in the United States. Likewise, goats consume many different types of vegetation and...

Goat Nutrition Nutrients

Goats Updated: November 16, 2015

Nutrients are defined as substances that aid in the support of life. The six classes of nutrients include protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, and...

Goat Vegetation Systems

Goats Updated: November 09, 2015

A major decision is the type of goat enterprise desired for use in vegetation control. Do you want to have a brood goat operation, a stocker goat operation,...

Goat Vegetation Goats Control

Goats Updated: November 09, 2015

   Time is needed for goats to sustainably control brush and weeds. Brush and weeds are not as well adapted to repeated defoliation as are grasses. ...

Goat Kidding Season and Nutrient Requirements

Goats Updated: October 31, 2015

Nutrient requirements of does change dramatically with stage of production. Requirements increase dramatically the last six weeks of gestation due to...

Goat Vegetation Why

Goats Updated: October 26, 2015

The most common reason given by producers wanting to manage vegetation is to grow more grass to produce more beef. There also may be a desire to enhance the...

Goat Nutrition

Goats Updated: October 26, 2015

Proper nutrition is essential for the health and productivity of all animals and is the basis of successful production systems. A well-planned and executed...

Goat Vegetation Goats Beneficial

Goats Updated: June 24, 2014

Several characteristics of goats make them the animal of choice for vegetation management. Goats are a low-input animal, require a minimum investment for...

Goat Vegetation Goats Dietary

Goats Updated: June 19, 2013

Dietary preferencesIt is necessary for goats to consume a plant in order to control it. Therefore, the question is, “Will goats eat the plant or target...


Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 23, 2012

Poultry feed that has been pelleted and then the pellets broken up to form a "crumbled" texture. The smaller size of crumbled feeds allows younger (smaller)...

Goat Feeding By-Products

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Goat Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Effects of Dried Distiller’s Grains with Solubles as a Replacement for Soybean Meal and Corn in Diets Fed to Boer-Cross Feeder KidsReport to: Distillers...

Goat Feeding Systems

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

There are many methods of feeding goats. Feeds should be offered in such a way to minimize mold growth or fecal contamination that reduces intake. Mineral...

Goat Body Condition Score

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

The adequacy of a nutritional program can be assessed by observing changes in body weight and condition of the animal. If animals lose weight, body condition...

Goat Artificial Raising of Kids

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Sometimes it is necessary to bottle feed young kids due to death of the mother or the mother's refusing to take them. Milk feeding of commercial meat goats...

Goat Early Lactation

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

The relationships between feed intake, body weight, and milk production in lactating does is illustrated in Figure 2. Generally, milk yield peaks six to nine...

Goat Feeding the Lactating Doe

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

The lactating doe has very high nutrient requirements. Calculate the requirements for a 4-year-old, 110-pound Boer cross doe nursing twins in week four of...

Goat Feeding Replacement Bucks and Does

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Replacement bucks and does must gain sufficient weight from weaning to breeding to be adequately large and sexually mature. A Spanish doe weaned at 12 weeks...

Goat Feeding Bucks

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Mature bucks can obtain most of their nutrients from pasture. However, yearling and 2-year-old bucks have greater nutrient requirements since they are...

Goat Feeding Different Classes

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

The feeding suggestions that follow are oriented to commercial goat producers. Purebred, show and companion animals are often fed more for larger frames and...

Goat Interactive Nutrient Calculator

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Practical goat nutrition involves providing sufficient nutrients for a desired level of productivity (milk, meat, or kids) at a reasonable cost. Nutrients...

Goat Nutrition GI tract

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Goats are ruminants, animals with a four-compartment stomach, as are cattle, sheep and deer. The compartments are the reticulum, rumen, omasum and...

Goat Considerations in Ration Formulation

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Rations should be balanced not only for protein and energy but should be balanced for calcium and phosphorus as well. In addition, macrominerals should be...

Goat Winter Feeding of Does

Goats Updated: June 28, 2012

Early to mid-winter is a time when does should be in early pregnancy. The goal of a wintering program is to economically provide the necessary nutrients to...

Because of rising costs, I have looked at using corn gluten as a feeding option. Buying in bulk and feeding less quantity because of the protein content seems inviting. What are the health issues, if any, with this type of feed for horses?

Horses Updated: January 06, 2010

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