Nutrition of Goats During Drought
Reviews the energy and water needs of goats, the appropriate feeding systems and ration formulation, and the welfare of goats.
Application of drought strategies may endanger the welfare of significant numbers of goats. Many goat managers were not in the industry during the last long-term drought. It is appropriate for goat drought feeding recommendations to be reviewed. + Full description
With the impact of the current drought expanding, the goat industry requested that a review of existing material relevant to Australian conditions be prepared as soon as possible.
The key areas reviewed in this report are:
- the energy and water needs of goats
- appropriate feeding systems and ration formulation
- the welfare of goats.