Concentrate Feeding management:
A healthy goat eats 8%-10% of its body weight per day (approximately 30kg goat will eat 2.5-3kg per day), which comprises of green fodder (70-80%) dry fodder (10-20%) and concentrate feed (10%) and minerals in traces. However, the feeding capacity decreases during the disease and increases during lactation. Click here to know how much to feed exactly depending on body weight.
Concentrate feed chart for goats:
Feeding is an essential aspect of goat raising and may be the highest expense of any goat farm operation. Goats raised for meat need high quality feed in most situations and require an optimum balance of many different nutrients to achieve maximum profit potential. Because of their unique physiology, meat goats do not fatten like cattle or sheep do, and rates of weight gain are smaller. Therefore, profitable meat goat production can only be achieved by optimizing the use of high quality forage and browse and the strategic use of expensive concentrate feeds.
Nevertheless, many people still believe that goats eat and do well on anything. Attempting to manage and feed goats with such a belief will not lead to successful goat farm.