Supplements of lactating meat goat does grazing grass/forb pastures

TitleSupplements of lactating meat goat does grazing grass/forb pastures
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGoetsch, AL, Detweiler, GD, Wang, Z, Hayes, J, Gipson, TA
JournalJournal of Applied Animal Research
Issue42
Start Page16
Abstract

Lactating Boer does grazing grass/forb pastures were used in a 16-wk study starting 22 days after birth. Treatments were no supplementation (CO), access to a 20% crude protein supplement block (SB), and placement in a supplement pasture with mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) trees for 6 h 1 day/wk (1X) or twice weekly for 3 h/day (2X). Available forage dry matter in non-supplement pastures ranged between 2423 and 3477 kg/ha. Treatment did not affect doe average daily gain (ADG), although kid ADG in the first 12 wk differed (P