Kinder Goat Breeder
I would like to learn how to better understand how to pick a good pelleted goat food. What kind of things do you look for on a feed bag label that would show you a food is good or not?
This is what I've been giving my girls. At first the name got me - thought maybe it was just for babies, but did some research and it says all types/ages of goats. The girls only get a cup in the morning and I've had no issues, used it for going on 3 years now. TSC has it and has a great price with it on sale a lot, too.Purina goat grower has a good balance. Look up the label.
Tractor supply has it.
Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it.So good commercial food? Buy good horse food, not kidding, horse people are way more influential.
Goats feed is balanced as fed not as digested. They all use calcium dioxide or calcium bicarbonate which doesn't digest very much.
Look for whole grains, chelated minerals, and fillers of fruit and herbs instead of byproduct floor sweeping.
What's the first ingredient in all goat feed? Alfalfa. How hard is it to get alfalfa hay, pellets, clover hay, peanut hay, pea hay, etc.
1/2 a cup of oats and a cup of alfalfa pellets is giving them more real grain than feed.
So mix a little at a time.
2 parts whole oats (4 lbs)
1 part rolled barley (2 lbs)
1/2 part split peas or field peas (1lb)
Top with 1 tbsp boss or 3 whole raw peanuts or 1tsp coconut oil.
Give equal amounts of alfalfa pellets to bucks
Give twice the amount of alfalfa pellets to does