Goat Example Diets

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Example Goat Diets

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 are fed various diets and supplements mixed on a farm or purchased from local sources. The institute receives many questions about types of diets and supplements that can be used with goats. Listed below are some of the diets and supplements fed at the institute in the past few years. Many of these have been used in experiments, although some are fed to maintain goats when not used in research. Research diets and supplements may have been formulated for specific reasons rather than to maximize profit from production. Therefore, there are also comments regarding how some of these diets or supplements might be altered for greater utility under field production conditions. Also, in some instances, brand names of particular commercial feed products or their nutrient concentrations may be listed. This does not imply endorsement by eXtension or that other products might not be equally suitable.

Complete Diets - Meat and Fiber Goats

Langston University Buck Test Diet

High Concentrate, Corn-Based Experimental Diet

High Forage Experimental Diet

Moderate Concentrate, Low CP Experimental Diet

Moderate Concentrate, High CP Experimental Diet

70% Concentrate Experimental Diet

Dehydrated Alfalfa Pellets

High Concentrate Experimental Diets

High Concentrate Experimental Diet#2

Moderate Concentrate Experimental Diet

Complete Diet - Dairy Goats

50% Concentrate Early Lactation Diet

High Forage Early Lactation Diets

High Concentrate Early Lactation Diets

20% Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

35% Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

50% Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

65% Concentrate Late Lactation Diet

5, 50, and 65% Concentrate Dry Period Diets

Supplements and Creep Feeds

Langston University Moderate Protein Pellet

Langston University Low Protein Pellet

Low/Moderate Quality Forage Supplement for Growing/Yearling Goats

Flushing Supplements

Langston University Dry Pellet

Lactation Supplement

Dairy Kid Creep Feed #1

Dairy Kid Creep Feed #2

Meat Goat Creep Feed

Minerals and Vitamins

General Mineral/Vitamin Supplement #1

General Mineral/Vitamin Supplement #2

General Mineral/Vitamin Supplement #3