Feed Intake by Growing Goats in Confinement
Use this Feed Intake Calculator to calculate the daily feed intake for growing goats. Enter the data into the table 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 a 30-kg growing meat goat gaining 50 g/day consuming a diet with 11 MJ/kg DM of 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. 2003. Voluntary feed intake by lactating, Angora, growing and mature goats. Small Ruminant Research 53:357-378.