Use this Protein Requirement Calculator to calculate the daily protein requirement for mature goats. Enter the data into the table and then click the Calculate Protein Requirement button. The results will be displayed in the table at the bottom of the page. If the doe is in the last 2 months of gestation, click on the Gestation Protein Requirement Calculator. The MP requirement will then be added to the total maintenance requirement.

1. Enter body weight (kg)
2. Choose biotype of the goat
(necessary only if there is loss or gain of body weigth)
meat, 50% or more Boer
indigenous or local
3. Enter average daily gain (g/day)
4. Enter expected DM intake (% of body weight)

based on body weight alone

based on maintenance energy requirement
(last 56 days of gestation)
(0= default)
To convert from English to metric system,
enter your values here.
They will be automatically entered into the table to the left.


DM intake (kg):
Metabolic fecal MP (g):
Endogenous urinary MP (g):
Scurf MP (g):
MP requirement for maintenance (g):
Dietary MP used for maintenance (g):
MP requirement for gain (g):
MP requirement for gestation (g):
Total dietary MP requirement (g):
Total dietary MP requirement (% DM intake):