I am currently feeding my doeling mini-manchas (approx 4 months old) two types of Goat pellets. The first is manufactured by IFA, a local feed company. The second by Nutrena. Both manufactures suggest their feeds can be fed with roughage or fed as a sole ration. We feed morning and evening in the barn and allow the goats to browse all day (we have a 3 acre lot fully fenced w/ 6 foot chainlink and lots of scruboak, chokecherry ash elm etc.) I also picked up some C.O. B. So here is my question. The pellets and COB from the local feed store have Molasses. In the pellets, Molasses is the fourth ingredient. And the COB is covered in it. Should I avoid the Molasses? I have read many posts suggesting creating your own mixes. Corn oats barley and BOSS seems to be a popular mix. Would it be better for the goats to mix my own grain and avoid molasses? I have also read that people use Calf Manna in their grain mix. I priced this and was surprised to find it cost $28/ 50 lb. Is there a generic or no name substitute? I am trying to learn as much as I can about goat nutrition, and appreciate your help! Please share your opinions and what you feed your goats.