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Feed Recipes

The following are some recipes for meat goat feed and supplements. These recipes have been taken from meat goat industry news articles and studies by the University of Oklahoma in performance tests in meat goats.

2000 Recipe. The Oklahoma Meat Goat Association and the Agricultural Research and Extension Program at Langston University recently released the formula for the feed used in their performance tests.

Ingredient

% of Total Ration

Cottonseed hulls

29.07

Alfalfa Meal

19.98

Cottonseed Meal

15.99

Ground Corn

15.99

Wheat Midds

9.99

Pellet Partner (binder)

5

Ammonium Chloride

1

Yeast

1

Calcium Carbonate

.95

Salt

.5

Trace Mineral Salt

0.5

Vitamin A

.02

Ruemsin

.01

Nutrient Values

Nutrient

Volume or

percentage

crude protein

16%

fat

2.5%

fiber

20.4%

TDN

60.6%

calcium

.74%

phosphorus

.37%

sodium

1.07%

zinc

33.04 ppm

copper

17.15 ppm

selenium

.21 ppm

Mineral/Vitamin Salt Mix prepared by Bode Feeds in Harper, Texas

from Goat Rancher February 1997

Component

Quantity

Price/cwt.

Cost

Dried molasses

500 lbs

$8

$40

Cottonseed meal

500

$12.95

$64.75

"12-12 Mineral" mix

1,000

$23

$230

Biophosphate

100

$20.30

$20.30

Granulated Salt

500

$5.90

$27.50

Vitamin A, D, E Supplement

40

$44

$17.60

Total

2640

$15.98/cwt

$421.95

Recipe for just a good basic goat maintenance ration:

This is a pelleted feed that is just over 10% protein


Coni Ross Recipe

This is her basic ration. You can substitute barley for some of the oats if that is cheaper in your area