Mixing grain for Dairy Goats

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Goatlover, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Goatlover

    Goatlover Member

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    Hi,
    A nearby feed & seed can custom-mix feeds. Does anyone have any suggestions or recipes for a good grain mix for dairy goats?
    Diana :)
     
  2. Milking Mom

    Milking Mom COTTON EYED DOES

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    Dorinda has hers mixed, but I do not know her "recipe". Maybe you could email her. If you want her address pm me.
     

  3. boren

    boren Well-Known Member

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    The first column is the lbs for 2000lbs mix, the second number for 400lbs mix, it comes out to ~13% protein. I know Vicky doesn't like molasses. Next time I think I'm going to eliminate the soy bean meal since I have good hay, it drop the protein back to 11%.

    Cracked Corn 450 90
    Whole Soft Wheat 300 60
    Soybean Meal (50% protein) 100 20
    Whole Oats 850 170
    Black Oil Sun Flower 150 30
    Livestock-grade molasses 125 25
    Diamond V yeast culture 25 5
     
  4. Al. Countryboy

    Al. Countryboy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Goatlover, There is a post just a couple days ago by JKD about a good grain mix. There were some good posts on how different ones feed. This might help. :)
     
  5. Goatlover

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    Hi Boren, and Thanks :D

    Hello Country Boy, I must have missed that post before.
    Thanks,
    Diana