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Old 05-27-2016, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Any feed suggestions?

I want to feed the very best to our nubian herd and have been doing a lot of reading,but you hear so many different things.we are currently feeding a 16% sweet feed whole oats and alfalfa. What are you feeding?

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Old 05-31-2016, 06:13 PM   #2
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I am feeding a 17% pellet ration, alfalfa pellets and Bermuda hay. Most feel that the molasses in sweet feed is not ideal for rumen balance. I would suggest finding a pelleted feed that was not sweetened. It can be hard to find this unmedicated.

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Old 03-31-2017, 09:49 PM   #3
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i am looking for help with this as well. i have reached out to many people and have gotten many different answers.
what i am feeding right now is a corn, goat chow, black oil sunflower seeds mix. i will feed alfalfa hay chunks once they freshen. but help.
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:39 AM   #4
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Personally, I don't feed corn as it doesn't contribute much to a feed program. I have fed boss, black oil sunflower, in the past but not this year. It "can" upset the calcium phosphorus ratio.
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