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This report represents a first effort to establish the nutrient requirements of goats from original studies directly concerned with the needs of goats.  Current scientific literature on goats is not nearly as extensive and comprehensive as it is for other domestic livestock species, and past efforts to set nutrient requirements have relied havily on extrapolation of values derived from cattle and sheep studies. Goats exhibit significant differences in grazing habits, physical activities, water requirements, feed selection, milk composition, carcass compostion, metabolic disorders, and parasites.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: National Academy Press
  • ISBN-10: 0309031850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0309031851
  • Dewey Decimal: 636.085
  • ECHO Library: 636.085 NRC