When we first got our goats we simply fed them what their previous owners had, but now that we are 2 years experienced I've been re-evaluating their feed and am not quite convinced it is efficient. So I am trying to devise a new formula! :nerd: (if needed). Their previous (and current) feed consists of equal parts of Barley, Oats, and Beat pulp. We add in, DE, Kelp, Black oil sunflower seeds, Baking Soda, Yeast Culture, & Salt. This same feed is given to both bucks, and lactating does, as well as growing kids. Bucks & kids are given Brome hay, Lactating does, Alfalfa. Anyway, just wondering what kind of concoctions ya'll use? And some questions: I would expect different formulas for bucks then lactating does? Do Bucks need kelp? Or can I just give it to the Lactating does? I've also heard it can be harmful to feed bucks beat pulp? Do you know why this would be? My *new* formula idea is to use 4 parts Calf-Manna, 4 parts Corn, 1 part Barley, & 1 part BOSS, for lactating does. 4 parts oats, 4 parts corn, and 1 part BOSS for bucks and kids. I've worked out the percentages, and everything *seems* right, but I'm not yet convinced this is a good diet either. :shrug: As you see, am at a loss. :help: Anyway, what are some of your homemade grain mixes? And thanks for any help!