Anyone fed sorghum hay?

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  1. Jan in CO

    Jan in CO Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just wondering if anyone has fed sorghum hay to dairy goats, and their opinion of it? Would it be a decent feed if mixed half and half with alfalfa/grass? I worry as I fed triticale hay last year and had problems with two bucks and a ram getting urinari calculi. The goats loved the hay, but the result for the guys was pretty traumatic. Thanks for any experiences, Jan in Co
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I have fed sheep sorghum hay, silage, green chop and pastuer with no problems. The only warning I can rememeber about sorghum is the live plant will produce prusic acid if stressed by frost over grazing or severe drought. Hay is the safest feeding method.
     

  3. Jan in CO

    Jan in CO Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the reminder on the prussic acid, Ross! I'd forgotten about that. Better not to risk it, I guess. Thanks again! Jan in CO
     
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    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Hay will not have prussic acid it is only present in the living plant.