Goat Feeding and Care: Feeding Amounts

These amounts are estimates based on our own experience or documented recommendations. This sheet is intended to help you prepare adequate amounts of feed, but always watch your animals to be sure they’re getting enough.

Alfalfa:  I figure 550-600# for a 6 month feeding season per adult. I count kids as adults for hay projections because they eat more during their growth periods and extra is better than not enough.

Minerals: I estimate our average consumption of mineral buffet at about 10# per goat per year.  Our average consumption was 20# of New Country Organics Goat Mineral per year per adult. This is fed free choice always.

Grain: Grain is only fed to milking does while they are on the stand. I figure 200# of grain per doe for 10 months of milking.