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Hey,

I have a Nigerian dwarf doe in milk. I feed her grassy alfalfa and Dumor Show Goat Grower.

The Dumor was recommended by my vet for another goat, so when I got my Nigerian I feed it too her because what she was on I couldn't get locally. Don't worry I did buy some of it from them and switched her over slowly.

so my questions are...
1. Is this a good feed for her? Here is the ingredients from the tractor Supply site.

Crude Protein (min.). 16.00% (This includes not more than 1.20% equivalent crude protein from non-protein nitrogen), Crude Fat (min.) 3.00%, Crude Fiber (max.) 20.00%, Calcium (Ca) (min.) 0.50%, Calcium (Ca) (max.) 1.00%, Phosphorus (P) (min.) 0.35%, Salt (NaCl) (min.) 0.70%, Salt (NaCl) (max.) 1.20%, Sodium (Na) (min.) 0.20%, Sodium (Na) (max.) 0.70%, Copper (Cu) (min.) 15.00 ppm, Copper (Cu) (max.) 25.00 ppm, Selenium (Se) (min.) 0.30 ppm, Vitamin A (min.) 8000.00 IU/lb.

2. I am also wondering if this is providing enough vitamins and minerals for her? If not what other mineral product should I use?

I can always call my vet, but I thought I'd ask here first. :) Thanks!​
 

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I really like ADM Dairy Goat Power. I'm currently using Kalmbach Game Plan All Natural Milk & Meat Pellet (6016GT). My goats seem to be doing good on it.

You should have a good loose goat mineral out for them 24/7. Sweetlix Meatmaker 16:8, Manna Pro Goat Mineral or Cargill Right Now Onyx Cattle Mineral are all good ones. There are other good ones out there but this is what is in my area.
 

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Always provide a loose mineral, no matter what you feed.

Personally, I do not like Dumor. I don't believe they use quality grains in their feeds, but a lot of people buy and use it. So, if it seems ot be working for your animals, then by all means use it.

Just a side note-vets only touch on nutrition for a day or so in their years of schooling. I would not go by a vets recommendation for a good feed unless they had extra training in feed and nutrition for that specific species of animal.
 
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