I'm getting my information from various sources, but it has raised a question in my mind. In a book I read that goats should receive 1lb of grain concentrate for maintenance and about 1 lb for each 2lbs of milk they produce. I'm assuming that refers to the total amount and would be divided in 2 for morning and evening milking. I figured out that I have been providing about 2lbs of grain ration a day for each goat. However, taking Redeemed for instance, she is milking 8+lbs a day, which, in an of itself would mean 4lbs of grain + 1lb for maintenance. Is that a good starting place for her needs or is that more of a recommended maximum? I know that each individual animal has individual needs and that there is really no hard and fast rule that is applicable in all situations. I'm looking for a better starting place or wondering if I'm okay where I am.