We feed our Nubian milk goats and Boer goats pellets. The Nubians get the 14% non-medicated feed. The Boer’s get 20% medicated feed. The reason the Nubians get non-medicated is because of the milk consumption. We buy our feed from a local feed mill. We feel that the goats are doing very well on this feed.
Each of our goats get tied up at feeding time. I use 3 lb. coffee cans to feed each goat. I weigh out the feed for each goat. This way I know what each goat is eating. If I need to add more or less feed I can or a supplement depending on the goat.
We met a good friend of ours about a year ago now. You know the Lord puts people in our life for a reason. 🙂 He told us to weigh out our feed. Because each feed weight is different. I didn’t understand why. For years I used a 3 lb. scoop to feed with. That was how I measured all the feed. I started feeding the way he recommended. Our goats started putting on weight and look much better. Now granted, I know not everyone can feed like we do. (Individually feeding each goat). There is your time, depending on how many goats you own and so on… We have 38 goats and it works for us. Since I’m milking ten of them now. But, after we started weighing all the feed it has not only been a big money savings, but it has improved our livestock’s health. 🙂 🙂
Hope this information can help you with feeding your goats.
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