Generally speaking what feeds do you provide a goat to yield the highest milk production out of her?
I've heard of Coyote Creek Mill. We've actually been considering getting our feed from there! It's kind of a long drive, though, so we've been a little slow to commit. I'm thinking it's worth it, though .NDLover we just came from central Texas and so bought our non go organic feed up in Elgin from Coyote Creek mill. The organic goat dairy we bought our alpines from exclusively used them for her feed and I still feed my goats that now as I bulked up on it before moving.
Thank you so much! Sometimes I can't believe how stupid I am. I did not know that non milking goats needed no grain. Well, I knew that bucks didn't need it, but not the others!I give alfalfa pellets, a sweet feed, and distillers grains plus minerals, grass hay, and fresh browser when possible. I try to fill them up on their "production" food on the milk stand and give them the grass hay to keep them busy munching and not bored the rest of the day. When they aren't in milk they just get minerals and grass hay. I think for a family milker you can do pretty well without the alfalfa especially if you are careful with their nutitional needs from other sources, but alfalfa sure makes getting them that calcium and stuff for milk a lot easier.