Horse feed for goats?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Trace, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Trace

    Trace New Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    Is there anything in this that would be harmful to my two goats - not breeders and no milk of course.

    I am trying to cut down on storage space and was wondering if I could switch them to this - along with loose minerals? ... rotter.pdf
  2. DebMc

    DebMc Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    I'm interested as well. I switched my Angoras over to Super Horse Manna Senior (min. protein 12.5%, fiber 16%), cut 50/50 with tim pellets, a few weeks ago. My girls were refusing to eat anything but Goat Chow and alfalfa baled hay. I was told the protein content of the latter was too high for NAGs. In addition to the above, I continue to give them a couple cups of goat chow daily, split 3 ways, and browse. So far, they're doing great. Long term I dunno' ????

    Deb Mc

  3. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
  4. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Interesting idea-its frustrating to me that I go to the feed store and it costs more for the goat grain than the horse grain!

    Looking forward to seeing peoples ideas here! :)
  5. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    so i have a doe who needs a little more copper in her diet. being completely oblivious to all things horse the feed store told me that mare and foal feed has higher levels of copper.. would that be enough to help the doe, she was bolused 6 months ago and i have no more boluses.. but i figured that it may help
  6. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    I feed Blue Seal products- and the Blue Seal Mare and Foal has 50 ppm copper.
    I will have to check my Dairy Goat Pellet tag tonight and see how much copper is in it since it isnt showing the guranteed analysis online.
  7. DebMc

    DebMc Member

    Dec 10, 2009
  8. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    Horse feed has less protein % then goat feed.

    My feed mix also has Mare and foal in it.

    We mix
    100lbs mare and foal
    100lbs medicated KH 18% goat feed
    10lbs Black Oil Sunflower Seeds
    20lbs whole corn
    25lbs crack corn

    We have to get our feed mixed by the 1000lb because thats the only way we could get it. :roll:

    But we also use a product called Fasttrack. Its a microbial feed supplement powder and it does wonders for the goats. :stars:
  9. nhsmallfarmer

    nhsmallfarmer New Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    my girls get Blue seal Pacer, same as the horse
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    while horse feed wont harm them -- I found that when I switched over to a mix of horse adn goat feed my goats didnt do as well. Personal preference but I will stick with the higher protein and the specific goat grain.

    but if you have simple pets that are not producing and only get enough grain to be like a token amount -- yes horse feed will do just fine. Or a mixture of goat and horse feed.

    Make sure you have a good loose mineral
  11. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    My dairy goat pellets say on the tag Copper Min 25 ppm Max 40 ppm
  12. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    I have a herd of registered LaMancha and Saanen dairy goats that are shown all over east coast...I feed an all-stock 12% protein (to keep weight on milkers) and have had beautiful results. As long as mineral is supplied and they aren't showing signs of slower progression or anything, stick to it, its cheaper and produces the same results {in personal opinion}