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November 15, 2018

Feeding

Lifecycle Feeding for your Meat Goats

by Steve Hart   It is best to feed your animals according their current stage of production to ensure they receive adequate nutrition, feed is not wasted, and animals are not overfattened.   A late pregnant or lactating doe has very different nutrient requirements from a dry doe.  Which class do you feed for if you

What we’ve learned about tall fescue management

This article is directly aimed at Cattle, but this issue effects all grazers, Thus a great reason for us to stress browsing over grazing! The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia sits squarely in the fescue belt. As an extension agent, I hear a lot about fescue toxicosis from the academic side, but rarely does it make

Determining Hay and Forage to Feed to Your Goats

By Suzanne Gasparotto Lohn, Tx (325) 344-5775 There is no single perfect forage or hay for goats. As long as it is digestible, a wide variety of plants and hays will be consumed. Goat are very selective, “picky” eaters, choosing only those hays and forages which will give them the nutrients they need. The quality