I just sold one of my does to a lady who gets leftover mash from a local brewery to feed to her livestock. She can get 50 gallon barrels for $15 apiece and said she could get it for me too if I want it. She gave me one to try out and see if I like it. My goats are eating it pretty well, it took them a couple of days before they liked it though. I'm just wondering how good of a feed it is for dairy goats? I asked how she feeds it, and she said she pours a bunch into a big trough in the pen and lets them eat as much as they like. The thought of allowing them all the grain they like makes me nervous, because my girls can EAT! I don't want them to get sick off of it. And as the stuff spoils within a couple of weeks in the Arizona heat, with only five goats, I would have to feed large quantities to get throug 50 gallons before it goes bad. Does anyone else have any experience with this stuff? Is it a good feed? I think it could be a cheap way to extend our hay supply, as it costs less than hay per pound, but I want to be sure they are getting the right nutrients in the right proportions. Right now my goats get alfalfa hay twice a day--pretty much all they can eat of it--and about a pound each of cracked corn while they are being milked. The lady buying my doe also said I should give them sweet feed instead of the corn (I just go with the corn because it's cheaper than the sweet feed here; right now I cannot afford to pay nearly $20 a bag for sweet feed!) and I should put a huge bucket of it on my milk stand and let them have all of it they can eat during milking time. That seems like too much grain to me; I know my girls can eat a very large amount of grain in the ten minutes or so they get on the stand. The lady I was talking to has raised all of the full sized dairy breeds as well as Boers, and she seems knowledgeable. I just question giving the goats a diet that is almost entirely grain.