Post by alpinegirl on Apr 15, 2009 13:07:18 GMT -5
I just got this recipe and have not tried it out but feed mill doesn't carry a couple of the things and was wondering what i couple substitute for them-
it's a 500 pound batch-
220 pounds corn
90 pounds oats
35 pounds wet molasses
75 pounds super 34 dairy pellet
1& 3/4 pounds two to one mineral
2 pounds white salt
1/2 pounds .02% selenium
1/2 pounds vitamin e 20,000 units
1/2 pound zinpro
1& 3/4 pound yeast xp
1/2 pound flavor pellet pack
5 pounds energy booster
25 pound black oil sunflower
35 pound whole roasted soybeans
My mill doesn't carry the energy booster or the whole roasted soybeans
The lady said i could up the dairy pellet to replace the energy booster and put soybean meal in place of the whole roasted soybeans....I was wondering if I Should baking soda into the recipe and if I could replace part of the soybean meal with beet pulp....how well do goats do with dry beet pulp? Any suggestions would be helpful on what i could replace those with
Post by bugsy123in on Apr 15, 2009 20:24:00 GMT -5
Don't feed it but i have heard that beet pulp needs to be soaked before feeding as it expands in the gut if dry....... not sure if this would be true in feed or not. I would not add the baking soda to the recipe, just keep it out free choice. My feed mill gets me 50lb bags for around 11 bux and I just put out a cup or so every few days for a dozen head.
I use beet plup all the time. Its wonderful for the goats and has a lot of fiber and makes a great filler. I usually feed it wet because it doubles in size and I don't have to use a much grain, but I have fed it dry before. The goats love it. A lot of the feed mills down this way are adding beet plup to their feeds. Thats why a 40 lb bag went from $13.00 a bag to $16.00 a bag. I pay $12.45 for a real good goat feed right now. I wish I could get feed milled, but the closest mill is 2 hours away. I could never use that much feed anyway I only have 26 goats and in the summer I hardly ever feed grain because there is soo much grass. I just put out protein tubs and minerals. It gets really hot down here in the summer and the feed would spoil before I could use it. To answer your question, I think adding beet plup to your feed would be an added plus. I love using beet plup. Oh and feeding it dry will not make their gut expand, thats just an old wives tale I think. I have fed it dry to my horse and my goats and no one has ever had a problem. In fact, a lot of the goats prefer it dry to wet.
My sisiter has used beet plup for years on her show horses alawayas wet not dry good way to get water into those who don't drink a lot of "cold" water in the cold winter time. soak it up and put it in thier feeders they love it.