They are also getting minerals, free choice. If, for any reason, we need to close them up early, we ring the bell and the herd comes running. you can add some grains powder or vitamins in your raw materials, I donât think we are supposed to feed alfalfa to our weathers. I’d suggest buying a bag of the timothy hay pellets and starting to mix those in with the alfalfa pellets to gradually switch them over to 100% timothy hay pellets. But the nutritional content of hay pellets, cubes, and baled hay are all exactly the same. Would love to have organic though! You read a lot of different things about what to feed goats because a lot of people don’t differentiate whether their goats are bucks, milkers, pregnant does, dry does, or kids, which all have different needs.. Dry does are very easy keepers because they are not growing babies or producing milk, so they only need pasture and grass hay. Since grain is also made into “pellets,” this can get confusing. My goats do the same thing - You can hardly pour the alfalfa pellets into the feeding bin at milking time. I donât feed goats, but I raise a lot of cattle. My goats go through about a bale/a week, if that. They work well for me since i cant get goid quality alfalfa hay. If it was one day that you saw him mounting her, and she wouldn’t stand, it’s possible she was in standing heat a couple of hours earlier or later then when you were out there, so she is probably not pregnant. If I’m out of hay can I give the pellets to all of them instead and what amount? Pellets are easy to feed and easy to measure the correct amount to be fed. Is it okay to feed alfalfa pellets or would it be better to use timothy grass? Rarely am I able to get all of the alfalfa and grass hay that I need to last me all winter. Breathing this by the goats when they are eating like no tomorrow, even when fed very well, can be bad for their lungs. I feed lakin hay pellets to my mules could you feed those to two wether bucks? When we sold our cattle and had half a bag of cubes left, I broke them apart into smaller pieces for the goats, but that is not something I would normally do. They seem to waste a lot of hay. We will probably not go back to hay. I am very happy to hear that someone is making organic pellets especially for goats, but not sure I can source them up in Northern BC where we live. Bucks included. Take it slow when it's first introduced and keep a bloat block and/or baking soda out for them. I can get this from the feed store and if so should I just mix it with their goat pellets and how much do they get. Alfalfa pellets are fine. Hello, Alfalfa is great for pregnant goats. I mix mine with steamed oats and sweet feed. I had my first experience with UC in a 2 year old wether. Feeding hay pellets, especially to senior horses with few teeth, is a viable option, especially if they are soaked in water first. If you click on the link in that paragraph it takes you to a post on zinc deficiency that explains everything fully. Thanks for sharing your story! Please help me out with this. Wethers are very easy keepers. You can email me a photo of her at email@example.com if you want me to take a look. This equates to 3.75 – 5.25 lbs. I put orchard grass hay and alfalfa hay together in the hay feeder. of Dumor goat feed, and free choice wheat hay (the hay does have the grain heads in it). Alibaba.com offers 767 alfalfa for goats products. Alfalfa is not only suitable for consumption by goats, it is also good for other ruminants, such as goats, cattle, camels, etc. Whenever we need to entice them to come to us, rattling some alfalfa pellets in a bucket does the trick. Grass pellets are also available. Plus, they will eat more if they are in a group because they’re rather competitive. We did have goats about 15 years ago for a short period of time and one of the ended up with UC and we had to have him put to sleep so I do not want to go through that again! Am I doing this right? My dairy goats are not huge fans of pellets and it maybe due to the larger sized pellets so I would be interested to try these and see if they like them better. Your email address will not be published. They are made for horses and cows. They are not producing sperm or babies or milk, so they don’t need anything more than a good grass hay, pasture, and free choice minerals. If he is losing hair, that sounds like a mineral deficiency or imbalance — most likely a zinc deficiency caused by too much calcium in the diet from the sainfoin hay, which is a legume like alfalfa. I have never used pellets with goats, but can see where this would be great in many ways. If someone can tell me what I’m doing right, and wrong in regards to their feeding that would be really appreciated. I also give sweet feed grain twice a day (morning and evening milking). They keep the weight on great throuh rut seaon and stay trim and active in summer months! But they don’t need alfalfa in their daily diet. All my goats get 80/20 which is 80 percent grass 20 percent Alfalfa Half the does don't eat the alf pellets but it works out for those that follow milking after those. ,y milkers are mini nubians and peaked at 1 1/2 gallons of milk (each) in a 24 hour period. Most horse owners know the benefits of feeding alfalfa hay, but with limited room, pellets and cubes are great options. You even want your hay to be green inside the bale. I want to feed Alfalfa or Timothy pellets to my 3 month old pygmy buck, but he keeps bloating ! and my goats loved the pellets, and in fact milk production increased. Now Iâm worrying. Would you recommend alfalfa pellets or Timothy and how much per day? Alfalfa is high in calcium while grain and grass hay are high in phosphorus. Neither do dry does. However, we have been pondering feeding alfalfa pellets in the summer and this looks like a great option! They love grain, as you know, and have many ways to cadge it when we are sure all supplies are secure. Right now I give them grain when it going to be under 32 at night. Ruminants can tolerate up to 7:1. They also get pasture and browse and grain. But alfalfa hay is not the best for all animals. My two does are in milk, plus I have a doeling and a wether, coming up on 8 months old. . The cubes are too big for goats. Please pick me! I’m so glad to hear it’s helpful! I will switch the pellets to just the timothy hay pellets then. Here is more on diet. She said, “I started feeding alfalfa pellets as I hit my 40s. You can feed as much as you want, especially if you’re trying to keep a goat happy on the milkstand. If you buy some grass hay pellets, you can mix that with the grain to get them transitioned over and then use that as a treat for them. I feed baled hay and give grain to pg and nursing does. I asked my vet and she said they look fine, but like most vets, goats arenât her specialty. However, this does not mean that goats cannot eat alfalfa in general. I can’t find hay anywhere. Of course, for the first few days they, as if by magick, managed to eat everything except the alfalfa pellets. The other lady with the 9 weeker said she is only feeding hers hay and loose minerals. I am feeding dairy does and because of the weight of the alfalfa bales of hay (I am getting older lol) I am thinking about feeding half alfalfa pellets and half grass hay in the winter months when the does are dry. It’s a wooden shed with shavings in it. You can’t slow down a goat that eats too fast, but you can make the situation less dangerous for them by mixing in non-grain feeds, such as the crumbs that fall off the bales of alfalfa. I love Chaffhaye also. For years, I’ve also been recommending them to others who have trouble getting their goats milked before the does finish their grain and start to protest about being on the milk stand. My doeling and wether only get grain when theyâre getting their feet done or getting shots, etc. In fact, baking soda is an antacid, so you should hope that your goats do not ever need it. She leaves wads of chewed hay sometimes in her water bucket but I find wads of hay always on the barn floor. If does are not bred annually, they tend to have a problem with obesity if they’re being fed alfalfa because it’s just too rich. I’ve been giving them a small amount if mixed grain to lure them. Our goats are healthier and giving more milk than ever. Ruminants cannot live on a diet of only alfalfa pellets. We are new to goats and I want yo be sure we feed them correctly. I currently feed free choice bermuda hay, alfalfa in the morning, and grain each morning and evening. That is a clinical symptom that needs treatment or a goat could die — it is not just a big belly. Lastly do you think we should put a heating lamp inside their sleeping shed during the night for the winter? I understand alfalfa pellets is made out of alfalfa. It’s just not working and I’m super concerned especially with winter around the corner. I'm heading out later today to pick up some loose minerals. Use caution when feeding a hot hay like alfalfa. They are due in April. Milkers need as much alfalfa as possible. Some of the non-organic fields do have GMO alfalfa planted, but not all, so the pellets are a mix. I like to keep things as close to natural as possible, which means feeding baled hay. Will he eventually get used to it? Thanks, I have pastures but feed alfalfa and grain when i bring them in from pasture at night. So much info in the caring for senior goats article. If she is not chewing much, she won’t be producing much bicarbonate, so might need a little baking soda to keep her rumen working well. I feed the timothy pellets to my bucks because they don’t need all the calcium that’s in alfalfa. Aloha, just wondering about this response. But we do have alfalfa pellets and the cubes, in your opinion which would be better to feed a doe that refuses to keep weight on her? His pizzle was sniped off because of the size of his stone. I have horses and goats that are mainly fed together. She is 9.5 months old and never came back into heat, so I assume she is pregnant. The cubes are too big for goats. You are not alone! Did you like the results? It’s a great way to get pasture to them when you don’t have any pasture. Im in NW Tennessee and the heat here will ruin a bag in 3 days. Is this new product (organic goat pellets) available already and fo you know whete it can be purchased? If the grass is brown you can wind up vitamin A and E deficiencies. Hay Cubes. ð. That’s where alfalfa pellets come in. Can I feed alfalfa pellets to my dry does?? Hay can come in concentrate form, i.e. Also, one had died. People with physical challenges may also prefer to avoid baled hay. I feed him alfalfa pellets every other day but I soak them due to he don’t got his 6 month old teeth yet! Giving a goat grain with poor quality brown hay can lead to vitamin A and E deficiency because the goat feed companies don’t put much of those vitamins in there assuming that the goats will be getting plenty from browsing and hay. Milking does can have all the alfalfa they want. It’s just there in case they do. So I went to the feed store to get a bag of alfalfa pellets ($8.50 for 50#). I give them a flake of hay twice a day to keep their rumen working and I supplement them with as much hay pellets as they will eat before losing interest. I’ve read some places that there’s no nutrition in dry grass. I also found that IBC containers make a quick shelter for goats, and old used car tires on my metal gates saved the day f rom a 275 to 300lb, male goat battering down a bull gate. They just slurp up the grain like a five-year-old eating ice cream. Even though alfalfa pellets generally cost more than bales of hay, there is zero waste with the pellets. Really small kids may have trouble eating the pellets because they are not small, but they don’t eat much of anything anyway. Pet goats and wethers may not necessarily need the alfalfa, but adding some in their diet will give them nutritional benefits. Calcium is a zinc antagonist, and bucks and wethers don’t need that much, so it binds with the zinc and causes a deficiency. The longer stemmed forage takes more chewing. Kids that are fast growing can use all of that protein and calcium, but dry adult does can wind up overweight if you feed them alfalfa. If you are concerned about GMOs, you should know that beet pulp is all GMO, and it’s really just empty calories. Grass Hay vs. Alfalfa . I feed all of my breeding stock and kids, alfalfa. I have an urban farm and fresh browse is at a premium. Browse provides a lot minerals that goats need that other livestock do not. Nutritionally alfalfa is the same regardless of whether it is pellets, cubes, or hay, but goats really need the long stem forage, such as hay, to keep their rumen working. It will change as they get older, and this covers all ages. I would really love the organic alfalfa pellets to help my goats with their milk production , Thank you for your information, I’d like to try some of those pellets, I got several goats to try this product, I have 4 does that I think would love these! This is why you need to have baking soda available free choice at all times, so that they can self-medicate if they are feeling off. The feed store said they would have to order 5 tons of it and they don’t have demand for it. A good free-choice, LOOSE mineral, such as Sweetlix Meat Maker is also essential, or you will wind up with mineral deficiencies, which will cause you a world of heartache. Thanks for this information! If I nurtured our goat. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. And grain causes urinary stones. Not sure if you have goats yet or not, but you really should have at least two because they are herd animals and will be happier and healthier if they have a goat friend or two. I am from Tx and Oklahoma and we grew lots of alfalfa there. I know alfalfa is a common GMO crop, is it likely that is the difference between organic and not organic at Standlee, not use of chemicals? Over the Labor day weekend I got a baby potbelly pig. So you can probably still offer the hay, they won't go through it near as fast. Thanks for the opportunity to win some! I do use alfalfa pellets if running low on baled feed. You may hear of types such as timothy hay, orchard grass, canary grass, fescue, etc. Alfalfa is too rich for them because it is high in calcium, which they do not need, so they could wind up zinc deficient. The outside will fade to brown over a few months, but when you open the bale, it should be mostly green. Hopefully your doeling is at least 2/3 of her adult weight if she was bred. We feed them goat chow pellets and alfalfa/hay mix. Not kidding here. Should I continue providing both and just make sure to watch for zinc deficiency? I have raised both dairy and meat goats for over 10 years. Just as we mix the pellets into the grain for the goats, we also mix it with the pigs’ grain. They’re for cattle. You can definitely give them as much as you want of timothy hay pellets on a daily basis, so if you feel you need to give them a treat on a daily basis, the grass hay pellets are a good choice. 1-2% of a horse's weight should be fed daily in hay forages. Never crossed my mind that the alfalfa pellets would be good for her also, will be adding g it to her daily rations. I would have estimated at least two bales per week (8 per month) for three ND does, but maybe your hay bales are extra heavy or your goats get a lot of pasture and browse. I keep full sized lamanchas (dairy goats) for milk production and we feed a mix of hays... and it's different for pregnant and milk producing does than for the bucks, growing kids and weathers. (some times as low as $11.00/bag w tax) This price fluctuates from year to year. What would be the ratio of type of hay would you give does, nursing does, growing kids to 2ys? ð. Thanks for the information. I just got two doelings, about 5 months old, and they were a bit skittish when we first got them. I assume you are talking about a gelded horse, and alfalfa cubes are not a problem for them. It would need a binder – the pellets, some type of oil – perhaps sunflower oil – and some type of sweet such as a few raisins or apple bits. It is impossible to get any kind of organic goat feed around here. Would you think the 1/2 and 1/2 ratio for winter would be safe? Second I have a couple questions, I haven’t really been able to find any good alfalfa hay suppliers around here so I have been feeding whatever kinds we get in at my work, orchard and to. I wonder how much that is compared to buying good alfalfa hay--that's not cheap either, these days. Be careful not to feed too much so they don't bloat. These were NOT the healthy goats I sold. We have been convinced for some time that grain is bad for our goats, and do not intentionally feed any. Baking soda is always available free of choice for my goats. Love it! Should I be supplementing them with hay? Sometimes my hay supply is not that good. By the time they were there for two months, eating hay and browse (with pellets only a supplement), they were active and healthy again. They will probably get overweight on that diet and could also wind up with a zinc deficiency because they don’t need all of the calcium that’s in alfalfa. There is little natural food for our goats to browse on in the summer. I’m not sure what you mean about nurturing your goat. My weekly newsletter includes recipes and articles on homesteading, raising livestock, health, and gardening. Maybe some grass hay this winter. If fed dry, pellets … Alfalfa pellets, cubes, and hay provide the same essential nutrients per pound. This sounds like just what I need. Grass hay does not have that much calcium, so you should feed timothy or oat grass pellets to bucks and wethers. A: Nutrient-wise, alfalfa hay and alfalfa pellets are similar in content. We hand milk so the alfalfa pellets mixed in help with does not getting too much grain. Wethers do not need grain or alfalfa. alfalfa hay is not appropriate for bucks, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/what-do-goats-eat-it-depends/, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/zinc-deficiency-goats/. Ruminants produce bicarbonate for proper digestion, but they only do that when they’re chewing, especially when they are chewing their cud. IMO they're a waste of money. I have been interested in trying alfalfa pellets but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Assuming bucks have excellent pasture, browse, and/or hay, they don’t need grain. I gave them to a friend how picked them up. I often hear people say they want to give their animals “the best” feed, and they assume alfalfa is best because it … I'm able to free choice alfalfa … Feed Standlee Premium Western Forage Organic Alfalfa Pellets according to the following guide: Breeding Does: 2.5% â 3% of body weight If you needed to buy pellets, it would be better to get the timothy or oat hay pellets. Lumnah Acres … I feel they look so much better when I mix it with their grain. Theres not alot of grass out front for some reason so I’ve been letting them into the back during the day. Feed by weight and not by volume. But they have pastures to browse in. to fatten them up. So, if your goats are not on pasture, you need to provide them with some type of hay, in addition to the alfalfa pellets. They do not spray alfalfa with an herbicide, but they do spray the field itself before planting. They love it and it is almost like candy to them. I purchase alfalfa pellets at I.FA for approx $8 per 50 lb bag which is $320/ton. We won't send you spam. My babies get introduce to alfalfa pellets at about 2 weeks old (a snack during night time separation from mom), they work up from a handful of pellets with no grain to about 1 1/2 cups pellets with 2 cups grain and stay with that till freshening. The most commonly asked question we get is, âDo I need to soak my horseâs pellets â¦ I started to mix it in with their normal grain ration. They get alfalfa pellets and COB on the milk stand when in milk plus pasture. Using some grass hay pellets as a supplement would be fine, but they need grass hay or pasture daily so that they have to chew a lot, which keeps their rumen healthy. Nothing is ever engraved in stone, but most normal, healthy goats have done the majority of their really fast growing by the time they are six months old so they don’t need the extra protein in a grower feed or the calcium in alfalfa. Alfalfa Pellets. If they are more than about 6 to 9 months old, they really don’t need that much calcium. So feeding a mixed hay type isn't good/enough?? I have actually been looking for a recipe to make some type of cake/biscuit out of the powdered pellets so that there is no waste. A year and a half ago I became a brand ambassador for Standlee because I’ve been using and loving and recommending their products for more than ten years already. Alfalfa hay, pellets, blocks and silage are all very high in natural calcium content. One of them will be my herd sire this year and he is still a kid growing. Even though I have written about feeding alfalfa pellets to goats, I still get a lot of questions about exactly how pellets are different than cubes or hay and how they should be used as part of a goat’s diet, as well as other livestock. Ive done this for years. They always have available hay/roughage and minerals/baking soda. I want to try them for my laying hens. https://thriftyhomesteader.com/goats-in-winter/, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/zinc-deficiency-goats/, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/goat-minerals/, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/7-tips-for-keeping-bucks-healthy/, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/caring-for-senior-goats/, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/goats-need-baking-soda/, https://thriftyhomesteader.com/what-do-goats-eat-it-depends/. I have 3 pygmys as pets. Join me in the milking parlor in this video as I explain how we use alfalfa pellets with does on the milk stand. They free range and go into their pen at dusk on their own and we shut the gate. I am just getting into this. Being overweight is really one of the best case scenarios when over-feeding grain because too much grain can also cause enterotoxemia, thiamine deficiency, bloat, and other rumen problems that can cause death. Great tip for those in hot climates! So excited to see that there is now an organic option. I top him up on ready grass and soaked alfalfa pellets. They don’t chew. Thanks, cathy stoll, south range wi. You can mix in alfalfa pellets or not. It has happened to my bucks multiple times when I was unable to get enough grass hay in the winter. I feed my goats once a day. You want to give goats a good nutrient-dense diet so they stay healthy. My goats (and I !) Thank you for any help you can suggest. That is a great idea to use them with the goats! My goats love chaffhaye but in the summer it seems to go bad before we can get through a bag. Poop is good! They only came out a couple of weeks ago. They can easily reinfect themselves if they stay on a pasture too long. Maybe silly but I bought a cow bell and trying to train them to come when they hear it. No drug is good for any creature when given routinely with no clear reason. Any other suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. Interesting read I will have to check them out. Tractor Supply carries them. We are new to raising goats. When Standlee approached me earlier this year and asked if I’d like to be a brand ambassador for them, it was an easy yes because I’d been using and recommending their product for more than ten years. I’d like to add more nutrition to their diet in order for them to gain weight for winter and be healthy. Alfalfa can be bad for male goats if you feed a lot it can cause urinary issues. what ratio of alfalfa to grain do you use? As we tried to figure out what to do about her piggish ways, we came to the conclusion that if Goatee could have all the alfalfa hay she wanted, perhaps the rabbit pellets would be fine too… so we started buying a bag for the rabbits and one for the goat too! So, if you only fed them pellets, which are pulverized hay, … Haystack Naturals Alfalfa Pellets are made from Sun Cured Central Oregon Alfalfa and bound together with a steam process to … I just started using the Standlee Alfalfa pellets for our currently pregnant does. 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