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Angora Goats in the Midwest (Part 6)

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

  • About the Author
  • Table 2. Effect of nutrition during gestation on the performance of angora does


    Items 1982 and 1983

    Hay diet
    1983 to 1984

    3:1 alf. hay-corn diet
    1984 to 1987

    2:1 alf. hay-corn diet
    Days fed 77 77 128
    No. does 11 11 70
    Initial wt., lb 69.5 69.3 79.9
    ADG, lb .11 .10 .22
    Daily intake, lb
    Alfalfa hay 2.1 1.2 1.6
    Corn .09 .48 .81
    TDN 1.14 .99 1.52
    Protein .35 .24 .31
    Feed, as % BW 3.1 2.4 3.0
    Hair prod., 6 mos., lbs 7.5 7.5 7.5
    Kidding rate, % 100 100 128
    Weaning rate,% 100 100 118
    Kid data
    No. kids 11 11 60
    Birth wt., lb 6.4 5.9 6.6
    Kid wt., 30 days, lbs 18.7 17.8 17.8

    Table 3. Effect of nutrition on the performance of lactating angora does (56 days)


    1983 & 1984

    1985

    1986

    1987

    50%
    hay
    50%
    hay
    60%
    hay
    50% hay-corn

    70% alf.
    30% corn
    1:1
    hay-corn
    3:1
    hay-corn
    Items twins singles

    No. does 11 10 5 5 5 8 5 6
    Initial wt., lb 83.6 84.5 85.8 107.4 95.0 99.7 96.8 106.9
    ADG, lb .06 .02 -.02 -.15 -.06 -.03 -.24 -.02
    Daily intake, lb
    Alfalfa hay 1.80 1.69 2.05 2.05 1.69 2.50 1.64 2.84
    Corn-SBM 1.94 1.67 1.39 2.05 1.69 1.12 1.64 1.19
    TDN 2.38 2.20 2.13 2.64 2.20 2.09 2.13 2.35
    Protein 49 .48 .46 .46 .42 .47 .37 .53
    As % of BW 4.5 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.8
    Kid Data
    No. kids 12 10 5 10 5 8 7 9
    Initial wt, lb 8.8 9.2 9.2 8.6 9.2 10.2 11.9 11.2
    Wt. chg., lb 20.2 22.0 17.6 14.7 18.5 14.5 26.0 26.0
    ADG .361 .393 .314 .262 .330 .296 .462 .462
    Daily intake, lb
    Creep feed .11 .10 .9 .05 .10 .17 .21 .15
    TDN .077 .077 .066 .035 .073 .136 .161 .107
    Protein .018 .015 .013 .007 .015 .026 .035 .022

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    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.

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