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My goat and calf share a pen. They are now getting 14% feed along with free choice alfalfa. Three times a week I mix Timothy with the alfalfa. From what I'm reading, I may need to switch the goat to 16% as she begins to kid. There is a llama chow that has all the ingredients of the 14% dairy feed (grains, rolled corn, molasses, etc. Will the 16% be too much for the calf (now 6 months old?) I know I also need to check the ash, etc. percents on it. Thanks

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Many years ago when we had the goat dairy, we fed alflafa hay and 13-14% grain to all of the milking does. These were does that were milking within the top 10-15% of all of the USDGA DHIA tested animals. If they didn't need higher protein then that I kind of doubt if the average one does. My point is, why change?

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> My goat and calf share a pen. They
> are now getting 14% feed along
> with free choice alfalfa. Three
> times a week I mix Timothy with
> the alfalfa. From what I'm
> reading, I may need to switch the
> goat to 16% as she begins to kid.
> There is a llama chow that has all
> the ingredients of the 14% dairy
> feed (grains, rolled corn,
> molasses, etc. Will the 16% be too
> much for the calf (now 6 months
> old?) I know I also need to check
> the ash, etc. percents on it.
> Thanks
 

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