Feed Intake by Mature Goats in Confinement (Non-lactating)
Use this Feed Intake Calculator to calculate the daily feed intake for mature non-lactating goats. Enter the data into the table below and then click the Calculate Feed Intake button. The results will be displayed in the table at the bottom of the page.
ExampleWe will use 40-kg meat goat with 0 average daily gain (ADG) and consuming a diet containing 9% crude protein (CP) and 9 MJ/kg dry matter (DM) of metabolizable energy (ME).
The source used in this calculation method is:
Luo, J., A. L. Goetsch, I. V. Nsahlai, J. E. Moore, M. L. Galyean, Z. B. Johnson, T. Sahlu, C. L. Ferrell, and F. N. Owens. 2004. Voluntary feed intake by lactating, Angora, growing and mature goats. Small Ruminant Research 53:357-378.