what type of feed for angora goats?

Discussion in 'Fuzzy Fibers' started by ohiogoatgirl, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    i've been reading alot about angora goats but the only thing i have found about feed is one source said "18% protein" the other said "bagged feed mixture for sheep and a lamb feed with (cocco---?) to prevent (cocco---?)"

    :whatgoat: :hair: :GAAH: :? :sigh: :shrug:
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Hope someone can answer that for you ...I have the boers and don't know the answer...to the Angora's..... :hug:
     

  3. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Generally speaking, fiber goats can be fed like other goats. You should feed a good quality hay. Fresh water, of course. I've heard that protein that high can cause the fiber to be coarse. So, I'd go with a little lower, 12% maybe. Be sure it has copper, so if you feed a sheep feed you'll have to add it. Generally, the fiber follicles are formed in utero, so feed your preggy girls well. Are you having fun yet? The best fiber is probably from wethers, they don't have anything else to do, lol. The buck wool is probably not usable, it will smell like him. And the girls, if they are making babies and feeding them have all that in addition to the wool. So, keep that in mind and don't be frustrated.
     
  4. naturalgoats

    naturalgoats New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    I think cocco may refer to coccidia??? just a thought.. I could be entirely wrong :)
     
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.

    You are correct in that.

    I am not a Angora breeder but I have helped judge and things. The Angora goats really do need a higher protein becaue of the fiber. They are best to eat Alphalfa hay as it is higher in protein and things. They still need the same mineral as all the other goats, and DO NOT get one for goats/Sheep. If you have it already I would get one that is for GOATS and mix them to use up what you have. The Sheep does not have the Cooper that goats need. Sheep can not have much as goats need it.