Friday, 11 March 2016

Feeding Goats in Late Pregnancy

The latter stages of pregnancy are often considered the non-productive part of the milk production system. However, correct goat nutrition in the last few weeks of pregnancy is vitally important to ensure doe and kid health and maintain performance.

Extra Nutrition is required to; 
  • support foetal growth,
  • support mammary tissue development,
  • prevent pregnancy toxaemia (ketosis) and milk fever,
  • ensure the birth of strong, healthy, kids of moderate birth weight.

The full technical note is available for download here and covers:
  • Body Condition Score;
  • Energy;
  • Protein;
  • Forage;
  • Concentrates.