Dairy Goat Info Forum > General Category > Dairy Goat Info > Purina Dairy Goat Chow



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-17-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
stoneyheightsfarm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,778
Default Purina Dairy Goat Chow

Another feed mix critique... I didn't want to hijack Stacy's thread.

As I'm trying to decide on my milkstand grains, and not wanting to have to hand mix anything, I've come upon 2 basic options.

1. Have the mill mix up something for me in quantities that I won't be able to use up before a two month time span. OR...

2. Buy the Purina Dairy Goat Chow. I bought a bag to try it, and my impressions are that it has a TON of molasses and that it probably isn't too consistent. I have a friend who uses this, and though our bags look the same on the outside, the contents of them look different...

Thoughts? I'm also wondering, how long has the Purina stuff sat in a warehouse somewhere? Would this be too different from ordering a 2 months' supply of the other mix?



__________________

Billie Hallman
Stoney Heights Farm
Nubians (again!) in Northern Middle Tennessee
http://stoneyheightsfarm.webs.com/

stoneyheightsfarm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
stacy adams
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 993
Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

First of all let me say that my goats won't eat it.. I don't know, maybe they just see that "Purina" label.. another thought is, is there someone else around you that has goats that might be interested in splitting an order of your mix? Which is why I started the other thread, I'm tired of mixing stuff myself and have three other people that are willing to try what I come up with.



__________________

Stacy Adams
Zenubi Creek Nubians
Blue Ridge, TX.

stacy adams is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
paulaswrld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 629
Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

Billie, Have him mix what you can use and tell him to leave the rest for me.

Paula

__________________

Paula Butler
Standing Stone Nubians
www.Standingstonenubians.com
Gallatin, TN

paulaswrld is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
stacy adams
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 993
Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

See? your own little co-op!

__________________

Stacy Adams
Zenubi Creek Nubians
Blue Ridge, TX.

stacy adams is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
Haglerfarm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 216
Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

I had a friend who swore by Purina for her does, but her bucks got stones with it.
I don't like the molasses, way way too much. Plus I can't afford it and it is not available around me.
I believe they may have pelleted feed now. Seems they had several different feeds on display at the Nationals last year. Some of it looked pretty good, but I have not used any. I know I got samples of some of it. I got some samples of their mineral also, my goats won't touch it. I still have it.
Les

__________________

Leslie Sensing
Purebred Nubians
NW Tennessee
www.haglerfarm.com

Haglerfarm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 04:21 PM   #6
Faithful Crown Nubians
Senior Member
 
Faithful Crown Nubians's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,041
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Send a message via AIM to Faithful Crown Nubians
Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

I don't feed Purina Goat Chow...I don't feed any purina products.
I get tired of mixing grain to but my girls are doing wonderfully on it and I'm afraid to change! I wish the elevator would only mix up about 300lbs at a time but I believe its 1200. GAH! lol

__________________

Amy
Faithful Crown Dairy Goats
ADGA Purebred Registered Nubians
http://fcdairygoats.weebly.com

Faithful Crown Nubians is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 05:55 PM   #7
hsmomof4
Moderator
DGI_MODERATOR.png
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,243
Liked 184 Times on 132 Posts
Likes Given: 99

Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

Hey, that' better than mine, which requires a full TON to mix a custom feed.

__________________

Stacey Johnson
The Little Flower Farm
www.kansasgoatmilksoap.com
NE Kansas

un-Kinders and Nubians

hsmomof4 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 07:32 PM   #8
stoneyheightsfarm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,778
Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

Thanks for all your input! Paula, I PMed you about that. Let me know, and I will go ahead and order 1000 pounds (or more depending on what you need now.) Les, I was wondering about the boys, since it doesn't have an ingredients list and don't imagine they put AC in it. I opened this bag of Purina stuff and was blown away by the molasses smell and that everything stuck together. My girls think they're eating dessert, but I don't want to stick with this!! And yeah, at over $12 a bag, the price stinks, too.

__________________

Billie Hallman
Stoney Heights Farm
Nubians (again!) in Northern Middle Tennessee
http://stoneyheightsfarm.webs.com/

stoneyheightsfarm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 10:30 PM   #9
Sondra
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,443
Liked 19 Times on 19 Posts

Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

years ago I used Purina but the inconsistancy and then they were mixing in all sorts of crapola I would never ever use Purina anything.

__________________

Sondra Peterson
A2Z Dairy Goats
Nubian/LaMancha/Mini Mancha
Azle, TX
a2zdairygoats@yahoo.com
www.freewebs.com/mldga

Sondra is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 10:44 PM   #10
KJFarm
Senior Member
 
KJFarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,162
Liked 106 Times on 62 Posts

Default Re: Purina Dairy Goat Chow

It is very inconsistant, way too pricey, and my goats didn't like it at all. Haven't tried any in years and don't plan to.



__________________
Janie Martin
www.kjfarm.com
Purebred Nubians / North Texas
Raising Dairy Goats Since 1958

GOAT'S MILK.....NOT JUST FOR KIDS!!
KJFarm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On