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Lesson 3: Nutrition

Balancing a ration to meet an animal's requirements can sometimes become a time consuming task. However, the time may be well spent if it produces healthy fast growing animals. Balancing rations can also save you money by preventing overfeeding of expensive nutrients such as protein.

The feeding requirements for does changes based on the stage of production.

Feeding a market goat is often similar to feeding breeding goats. They need the same minerals and vitamins as breeding animals, but will differ in the amounts of protein and energy.

The feeding of the billy is critical.