There is a misconception that goats will “eat anything.” This is not so! Contrary to what you see in cartoons, goats do not eat tin cans, newspapers, glue or paint brushes. The diet of a goat is actually really simple. Goats love hay, pasture, forage, grains, minerals, Chaffhaye, fruit, and vegetables. Whether your goats are used for milk or meat, it’s important that they are raised as organically as possible. This means making sure they eat healthy foods packed with the right vitamins and minerals. In the end, healthier goats mean healthier people! The nutritionists of Feedex have created a blend of organic livestock feed that helps your goats stay happy and healthy. Remember these important tips when caring for your goats!
Keep Your Goats Happy & Healthy with Organic Livestock Feed
Your goats need shelter from the elements and predatory animals like coyotes. Pens, barns, huts, shelters and “dog houses” are all great choices depending the breed and size of your goat. Avoid using barbed wire or materials that will create choking hazards. Goats love to climb, so you’ll likely see them standing on top of their houses!
Consulting an animal doctor or veterinarian is crucial to making sure your goats remain healthy. Are your goats eating enough, or too much? Do they maintain a healthy weight? Are they acting sick, or make strange noises? Is the goat isolating itself from the rest of the herd? Contact your animal doctor for more information on de-worming, vaccinations, hoof trimming, breeding, and other health concerns.
Like all animals, goats need access to fresh, clean water at all times. Be diligent and make sure you change their water on a regular basis.
A goat’s primary diet consists of roughage such as pasture, forage, hay, shrubs and other plants. The problem is that goats don’t always get the nutrition they need from roughage. Their diet also greatly benefits from grains and specialty feeds. However, you must be very careful not to over-feed goats with grains. This will result in illness, gout, damage to the skeletal system, and even death.
Our nutritionists can help you determine a feeding schedule that’s best for your goat herd. Our organic goat feed consists of steam flaked organic corn, barely, wheat middling, and rice bran. Feedex organic livestock feed for goats also contains beneficial amounts of Vitamin A, Protein, Fiber and Calcium. Contact our experts today to learn more about organic livestock feed, and feeding tips for your goats!