Goat Nutrition DS2

Goats November 17, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

DS2 Lactation Supplement

The DS2 is a concentrate-based supplement being used in an experiment with grazing and confined dairy goats in early, mid- and late lactation. It is being fed at two different levels - 0.33 or 0.66 kilograms (0.73 or 1.46 pounds, respectively) per kilogram of milk being produced over 1.5 kilogram. This is the same as 0.33 or 0.66 pounds per pound of milk produced over 3.3 pounds. Trace mineral and vitamin premixes are those used for CD2. The calculated analysis on a dry matter basis is:

CP - 15.7%
TDN - 85%
Ca - 0.74%
P - 0.38%
Ingredient % (dry matter basis)
Rolled corn 74.5
Whole cottonseed 5.0
Soybean meal 16.0
Sodium bicarbonate 2.0
Dicalcium phosphate 0.2
Limestone 1.6
Mineral oil 1.0
Vitamin premix 0.7

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.