Feeding dairy goats on grass
Today, we focus on feeding dairy goats on grass. This article explains the benefits of feeding dairy goat on grass to increase milk production.
Most farmers believe that goats are only browsers. This is wrong. Goats equally eat a lot of grass, hence grazers.
Why is it important to make grass the biggest part of their feeds?
Benefits of feeding dairy goat on grass:
- Grass provides the best forage bulk. This will make other concentrates and forages to be used as supplements. Forage improves feed digestibility as well.
- Grass is easily available and affordable. For sustainability, the first and biggest part of feeds for your goats should be grass. This will save you energy, money, and time.
- Most grasses have better protein levels than most herbs. Use more grass and little herbs as a snack.
- Grass can be harvested and stored as hay. Even the natural grass does so well with goats. Most herbs are not palatable to goats when dried.
- Grass, especially hay makes goats to take a lot of water, thus more milk.
Feeding dairy goats on herbs is a good practice but this may not be easy to gather especially for large-scale dairy goat farming farms.
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