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Sample Rations for Goats a

Sample Rations for Goats a

For a 30-kg (66-lb) goat in a nonproductive state, minimal activity, maintenance only:

Chickpea straw 630 g (1.4 lb)

Alfalfa, fresh 95 g (0.20 lb)

For a 50-kg (110-lb) goat in a nonproductive state, minimal activity, maintenance only:

Wheat straw 716 g (1.6 lb)

White or Ladino clover, fresh 333 g (0.73 lb)

For a 20-kg (44-lb) kid gaining 50 g/day, minimal activity:

Alfalfa hay, full bloom 80 g (0.18 lb)

Corn grain 360 g (0.79 lb)

For a 30-kg (66-lb) kid gaining 150 g/day (0.33 lb):

Chickpea straw 500 g (1.1 lb)

Corn grain 400 g (0.88 lb)

Linseed meal 65 g

For a 40-kg (88-lb) doe in late gestation with minimal activity:

Johnsongrass hay 960 g (2.11 lb)

Sorghum grain 350 g (0.77 lb)

For a 70-kg (154-lb) doe producing 5 kg (11 lb) of milk testing 3.5% butterfat:

Corn silage (dough stage) 1,000 g (2.2 lb)

Alfalfa hay, full bloom 500 g (1.1 lb)

Corn grain 1,365 g (3.00 lb)

Soybean meal 280 g (0.62 lb)

a Dry-matter basis