wheat germ for goats

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  1. steff bugielski

    steff bugielski Well-Known Member

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    I have been ofered some wheat germ and wheat bran from a baker for free. Is this good for goats? The baker makes Matzoh, which is white flour so he has lots of the bran and germ left over. Can I feed this directly or do I need to mix. I am sure that the wheat is chemical free since it is Kosher and what is called Rabbincally supervised( to the highest standards).
    Thanks for any input.
    Steff
     
  2. SherrieC

    SherrieC Well-Known Member

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    I would use it as a top dressing on their grain, and eat a lot of it myself
     

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    natybear Well-Known Member

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    What a deal! For human consumption that stuffs expensive, enjoy that great deal.
     
  4. Charleen

    Charleen www.HarperHillFarm.com Supporter

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    During the wintertime we top dress our feed with wheat germ oil. It's pure WGO, not diluted with other oils, so it's pretty expensive, I think over $40 per gallon. This helps with dry coat or flakey skin.

    I do not feed whole wheat grain, something I read once about the goat metabolism cannot handle the gluten in wheat.
     
  5. steff bugielski

    steff bugielski Well-Known Member

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    I think I might take your advice and use it myself.
    Steff