Metabolizable Protein (MP) and Crude Protein (CP) Requirements for Maintenance and Growth of Growing Goats
(Meat, Dairy, and Indigenous)
Use this Protein Requirement Calculator to calculate the daily protein
requirement for young growing goats. Enter the data into the table below and
then click the Calculate Protein Requirement button. If an estimate of DM intake is not readily available in order to determine the requirement as a percentage of the diet, requirements in
g/day can still be derived. In addition, dry matter (DM) intake projections can be obtained from the Feed Intake Calculator. The results will be
displayed in the table at the bottom of the page.
ExampleWe will use a 25-kg Spanish wether gaining 75 g/day with a DM intake of 3.25% of body weight.
Sources for this calculation method are:
AFRC. 1998. The Nutrition of Goats. CAB International, New York, NY.
Luo, J., A. L. Goetsch, I. V. Nsahlai, T. Sahlu, C. L. Ferrell, F. N. Owens, M. L. Galyean, J. E. Moore, and Z. B. Johnson. 2004. Metabolizable protein requirements for maintenance and growth of growing goats. Small Ruminant Research 53:309-326.