ScratchNAll

The GoatWorld Database was last updated:



"Angora Goats in the Midwest (Part 4)"

Amber Waves Pygmy Goats
Support of our advertisers helps support GoatWorld!

TOP FEATURES

Goat 911
GoatChat
Message Forum
Goat Breeds
Medications
Dosages
Poisonous Plants
Antidotes
Terminology

     
Be automatically notified when this page changes!

-In the News-
USDA Rural News and Information Center


Angora Goats in the Midwest (Part 4)

By: "R.M. Jordan, Extension Animal Specialist, Univ. of MN"

  • About the Author
  • Suggested Angora Goat Evaluation Guide: Points

    Body -- 40 points

      Size, weight for age, and substances of bone (minimum weights: yearling bucks, 80 lbs; yearling does, 60 lbs) 20
      Angora breed type (head, horns, ears, hair cover) 10
      Conformation (width, length, and depth of body; level top line; and straight set of feet and legs) 10
    Fleece -- 60 points
      Length of staple (one inch/month, uniform and high-yielding) 10
      Fineness (uniform in grade over entire fleece) 15
      Uniformity in type of lock (ringlet vs. flat lock), completeness of covering (neck, legs, and belly), and character of waves of staple 15
      Luster and softness of fleece 10
      Density of fleece (number of fibers per unit of area, minimum skin exposed when fleece is parted) 10

    Body -- dark horn or hoof; deformed mouth, feet, and legs; distorted horn; sway back; and abnormal testes and scrotum
    Fleece -- excessive kemp; colored hair; sheepy fleece; lack of fleece on cannon bones

    Table 1. Nutrient requirements and typical rations for Angora goats


    Body wt.,
    lbs.
    Daily wt.
    change, lbs
    TDN, lb Protein,
    lb
    Ca,g P,g Vit. A,
    1000's
    I.U.
    Amt. diet to feed
    daily, lb

    Maintenance, summer dry period, early gestation either
    alf.
    hay
    2:1
    hay-corn
    85-90
    (15 lbs
    hair/year)
    0.0 to .05 1.40 .20 3 2 1.2 2.80 2.30
    Late gestation, last 4-6 weeks
    alf.
    hay
    2:1
    hay-corn
    85-90 .10 to .20 1.80 .35 5 3 2.0 3.60 3.00
    Lactation
    2:1
    hay-corn
    1:1
    hay-corn
    85-90
    (one kid)
    0 to -.05 2.20 .40 6 4 4.0 3.70 3.40
    85-90
    (twin kids)
    -.05 2.50 .45 6 4 4.0 4.20 3.80
    Kidsa
    1:2 hay:
    corn-SBM
    1:3 hay:
    corn-SBM
    20-30 .10 .70 .15 1.00 .97
    20-30 .20 .90 .20 1.30 1.25

    aResearch at the University of Minnesota indicates that weaned kids grain-fed in drylot do not eat this much feed or gain .20 lb daily. The kid grain diet should contain a minimum of 15% protein (20% SBM and 80% corn) plus alfalfa hay. During gestation, and particularly late gestation, feed intakes of 3.5 to 3.8 lb/doe daily (4.0% of their body weight) are difficult to achieve. Goats, when fed excess alfalfa hay, invariably refuse to eat all the leaves. This reduces nutrient intake below what was intended.

    Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8

    Not Yet Rated

    About the author: North Central Regional Extension Publications are subject to peer review and prepared as a part of the Cooperative Extension activities of the thirteen land-grant universities of the 12 North Central States, in cooperation with the Extension Service-U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

    pubs@unl.edu

    NEW ARTICLES
    News Archives
    Goat Gossip 169
    Clostridial Diseases
    Copper's Role
    Goat Gossip 150
    Lentiviruses
    New Scrapie Info
    Egg Counting
    Goat Gossip 144
    A Tough Kidding
    New To Goats? (1)
    New To Goats? (2)
    Scrapie Update
    Rabies
    Kidding Handbook
    Broken Leg
    Enteritis
    Urinary Calculi
    Skin Diseases
    Copper Deficiency
    Cripple Creek
    Medications
    CLA in Goats
    Crops
    Creep Feeder
    Mineral Feeder
    GoatWorld IV
    GoatWorld V
    GoatWorld VI
    Weed Management

    Poisonous Plants

    Agricultural Research Service

    Email: Contact INFO
    Telephone: Contact INFO
    Designed & Hosted by: JOLLY GERMAN
    ©1999-2017 GoatWorld.Com
    All written, audio, video and graphic material contained within this site, except where otherwise noted, is Copyrighted ©1999-2017. Some content may also be the property of contributors to the site, in which case their material is also protected by applicable copyright laws and this copyright policy. No material may be linked directly to or reproduced in any form without written permission. If you would like to reprint something from our site, simply send us an email to request permission to do so. Please refer to our REPRINT criteria.
    ©Gary Pfalzbot, Colorado, USA
    This site is run and operated by a Disabled Veteran

    26-May-2017
    Visitors today: 1719