Goat Supplement for Meat & Dairy Goats

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Homestead® Goat Supplement is designed to complement homegrown grains to feed all phases of production of goats. Homestead Goat Supplement provides ammonium chloride to reduce instances of urinary calculi (water belly).

About the Product

Palatability is of utmost importance in getting goats to start  eating and consistently consume feed.  Homestead Goat Supplement is formulated with high quality, palatable ingredients to promote feed intake.  Added molasses helps to increase palatability and also reduces dust.

Versatility allows use of homegrown grains to produce quality feed for all stages of the goats life, especially for breeding.

Ammonium Chloride helps prevent urinary calculi (water belly).  Homestead Goat Supplement provides ammonium chloride and provides the proper calcium to phosphorus ratio to further help reduce instances of urinary calculi.

Pelleted Feeds:  Pelleting prevents the separation of the various ingredients.  Each bite of feed is the same, high quality feed.  Some products may also be available in a texturized (sweet feed) form. 

Added Yeast:  Research has suggested that the addition of yeast in the diet will create an environment in the rumen that allows the “bugs” to work more efficiently for better fiber (hay and pasture) utilization.  

Part of a Complete Feeding Program:  Designed for the specific growth and performance stages of an animal.  Specific emphasis is placed on maximum muscle growth in the meat breeds.  Optimal tissue (udder, GI tract, bone) development is the goal in developing excellent milking replacements.  Supplying proper nutrition for prime milk production is the objective for milking does.

Drug Options:  All approved drug options are added to Homestead Goat Feeds.  Floor stocked medicated feeds will vary by location.  Drug options of Deccox® and Rumensin® are available for cocci control.

Mineral Fortification:  Special care is given to ensure that the levels of trace minerals, including zinc are added to the feeds.  In addition, new technologies have produced more readily absorbed minerals called proteinated minerals and a new organic selenium product on the market, Sel-Plex®.  These minerals have been incorporated into all the Homestead Goat Feeds.

Vitamin Fortification:  In addition to the proper levels of Vitamins A, D and E, the B-complex vitamins have been added to help production and performance shine in the face of stressors like fast growth, heavy milking, heat and moving.

Management Tips

  • Some goats, especially meat-type, seem to respond better to top dressing supplement especially during times of stress like breeding and kidding.
  • Bucks will do well on about 1/3 to 1/2 pounds per head per day of supplement especially prior to breeding season or when the pasture is poor.
  • Homestead Goat Supplement is a versatile product in that it can be used as 1) a top-dress to help improve a correct ration, 2) as a mixer pellet for complete feeds made with home grown grains and 3) to be fed alone to non-working animals on a excellent pasture.

Active Drug Ingredients

#36242: Decoquinate 96.8 mg/lb. (193.6 g/ton)
#36243: Monensin 80.0 g/ton

*Medicated options may not be available at all locations. Check with your local Hubbard plant for availability.

Nutrient Analysis

Crude Protein, min % 35.0
Crude Fat, min % 5.0
Crude Fiber, max % 8.0
Calcium (Ca), min % 3.6
Calcium (Ca), max % 4.6
Phosphorus (P), min % 1.0
Salt (NaCl), min % 1.4
Salt (NaCl), mix % 1.9
Copper (Cu), min 130 ppm
Copper (Cu), max 180 ppm
Selenium (Se), min 2.0 ppm
Vitamin A, min 22,000 IU/lb.
Vitamin D, min 5,500 IU/lb.
Vitamin E, min 150 IU/lb.

*Includes not more than 3.2% equivalent protein from non-protein nitrogen (NPN).

Feeding Directions

For a 16% Growth or Lactation Ration:

Mix Homestead Goat Supplement (plain, without drug) according to the chart below.  Feed at 1.0% of bodyweight, along with 1.0% of bodyweight in a good quality forage.  Adjust grain according to body condition.  Provide a constant source of clean, fresh water.

  16% Grower or Lactation Ration
Corn, lb. 875
Homestead Goat Supplement, lb. 625
Oats, lb. 400
Molasses, lb. 100
Total, lb. 2000

Check with your Hubbard Sales Representative for additional feeding directions.

Feeding Tips

  • Divide the suggested daily feeding rate into 2 or 3 feedings per day.
  • Changes in the diet should be made over a 1 to 2 week period to help prevent digestive disturbances.
  • Provide plenty of fresh, clean water at all times.
  • Never feed any feedstuffs that are moldy, musty or suspect in any way. 

These products, which  contain added copper, should not be fed to sheep or other related species that have a low tolerance to copper.

Homestead Goat Supplement is formulated specifically for goats and should not be fed to other species.

Product Number

#36241—Homestead® Goat Supplement
#36242—Homestead® Goat Supplement D96.8
#36243—Homestead® Goat Supplement R80

Please Note: This product information sheet is meant to serve as a general overview and is not intended to replace the product label. Always refer directly to the product label for the most up-to-date nutrient content and feeding directions.