Goat Nutrition CD3

Goats March 16, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

CD3 High Forage Experimental Diet

This is an 80 percent forage diet used in the same experiment that CD2 was used in. As expected, rate of live weight gain was lower for CD3 than for CD2. The diet was offered free-choice. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used in CD2. The calculated composition of the diet on a dry matter basis is:

CP - 13.5%
TDN - 59.4%
Ca - 0.67%
P - 0.34%
Ingredient % (air dry basis)
Millet hay 80.073
Ground corn 5.323
Soybean meal 10.189
Molasses 2.875
Dicalcium phosphate 0.535
Vitamin premix 0.501
Trace mineralized salt 0.455
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.

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