What do you feed to keep weight up?

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Sonrise Farm, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm Guest

    Sep 18, 2008
    what do you feed your goats to keep weight up during and after pregnancy?
    I am currently using Alfalfa pellets.
    With my Lamancha I am going to need a secret formula to keep weight on her after kidding----fat just melts off her because she nurses kids 24/7.
    Any suggestions/ Ideas?
  2. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Premium alfalfa hay and/or pellets. I might try Beet Pulp (maybe) if needed. Just about all of our does do great on the alfalfa hay and their grain ration. For milking does, I usually give at least two cups of grain a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, depends on their conditioning.

  3. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    if they are preggers i would say def.. high quality hay pellets and hay.. maybe even some grain to keep them warm and weight on..

    or some BOSS,
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    There is this great product Fastrack that is a microbial and is great for this such thing. Let me find the thread I started on this so I dont have to write it all over again :wink:

    here you go
  5. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Oh, yes. We LOVE Fastrack!! :D I bought a 5 lb. bag back in June I think, split it with my aunt in half and have been using it on my goats at home (which is about 6; give or take a goat) and still have some left! Good stuff it is. :)