millet hay

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by paulaswrld, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. paulaswrld

    paulaswrld New Member

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    What is the concensus on millet hay?

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  2. Anita Martin

    Anita Martin Senior Member

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    Have you looked online for nutrient content? I think most people don't feed it because it is a little rare. I did have a friend that got some last winter for her horses because that was all she could get and they did okay on it...course, she wasn't feeding them for milk production.
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  3. paulaswrld

    paulaswrld New Member

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    No, I took the easy way out....LOL..and posted here first. A friend just bought a bunch and I had never heard of it...he has had it about a week and said his does don't seem to like it, and a couple have scours now....so I told him I would post and hear what you all may know about it. I just did a little bit of searching on it and found info on millet grains, but not alot on the hay....it seems to be low in both protein and calcium from what I have read so far.

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  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    right if you do a search it says it will cause diarreah in some cases. It also is not as nutritious as most grass hays but if also feeding alfalfa pellets this wouldn't be a big concern for me.