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goat fodder

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 2.Concentrated feed chart

Feeding management:

A healthy goat eats 8%-10% of its body weight per day, which comprises of green fodder (70%) dry fodder (20%) and concentrated fodder (10%) and minerals in traces. However, this feeding capacity decreases during the disease and increases during lactation.

Feeding is an essential aspect of goat raising and may be the highest expense of any goat farm operation. Goats raised for meat need high quality feed in most situations and require an optimum balance of many different nutrients to achieve maximum profit potential. Because of their unique physiology, meat goats do not fatten like cattle or sheep do, and rates of weight gain are smaller. Therefore, profitable meat goat production can only be achieved by optimizing the use of high quality forage and browse and the strategic use of expensive concentrate feeds.

Nevertheless, many people still believe that goats eat and do well on anything. Attempting to manage and feed goats with such a belief will not lead to successful  goat farm.

 Concentrate feed chart for goats:

Ingredients

 Kid
  ration  

 Growing
  Ration 

 Lactating
  Goat Ration 

 Pregnant
  goat Ration 

Maize

37

15

52

35 

Pulses

15

37

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Oil Cakes

25

10

8

20

Wheat Bran

20

35

37

42

  Mineral
  Mixture 

2.5

2

2

2

Common salt

0.5

1

1

1

Total

100

100

100

100