The dairy farmer that I keep books for feeds his cattle Dry Distillers Grains in his TMR rations. I don't feed many of my goats grain (nigies, and just those that are nursing, growing or bucks during rut) and then they get a pound or less per day. For almost 2 years I was feeding a mill mix that I really liked, roughly 50% oats, 25% cracked corn, and a protein pellet with hardly any molasses at all on it. Well, they upped the molasses the last 2 bags, and I cut in more oats to take care of that. They manufacture the feed for the local goat (commercial) dairies, so the bag I buy once a month doesn't really matter to them. So, I've gone to mixing my own - 50% oats, 25% cracked corn, 25% Calf Manna. and mix 200 lbs at a time. $45.00 per batch Dried distillers is 26% protein and 9% fat. This comes from an ethanol plant 30 miles away from us. Kirk buys a semi load at at a time (25T) and I just broke down what it'd be per pound and it's .06 (6 cents). I can buy whatever I want from him at his cost (he only lives a mile away too). I'm wondering if I'd go to 75% oats and 25% distillers if that'd be a good idea - cost would be $21/200 lbs? It'd come out at 14.75% protein. From all the reading I've found on it, it is high in b-vitamins, highly palatible and has yeast cultures in it. Plus, it's cheap. I can't find anything specifically on dairy goats, just meat and of course cattle and swine. It says you can use distillers for up to 25% of a feed ration - and they are considering that a controlled, total mixed ration - no forage or hay included. I always have out free choice grass mixed (14% hay) and 1lb of alfalfa pellets per doe/day and then whoever gets grain. Plus Sweetlix Meat Maker free choice, mixed with kelp. Any ideas, comments? Thanks for your time!