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Author Topic: Can a goat eat sheep feed?  (Read 1278 times)

Flump74

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Ceredigion
Can a goat eat sheep feed?
« on: April 18, 2016, 04:19:53 pm »
Just wondering if I can feed my girls and their kids the remainder of a bag of lambmaster pellets rather than waste it!

I have half a sack left,  and thinking that I could mix a little in with their normal rations?

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farmershort

  • Joined Nov 2010
Re: Can a goat eat sheep feed?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 05:08:54 pm »
I suspect the answer is "it's fine" but have half a memory of something to do with selinium content... can't remember if it was more of a pig/sheep issue though, rather than sheep/goat.

check the mineral levels on the web between goat and sheep feeds, and compare them with each other - that'll tell you.

Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: Can a goat eat sheep feed?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 08:30:15 pm »
Have done exactly that with mine and they are all alive and well  :thumbsup:

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Can a goat eat sheep feed?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 09:30:19 pm »
Many of the feed suppliers have 'sheep and goat' pellets. 

I believe (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong anyone), based on the research that I've done, that goats can eat sheep feed and cattle feed, but sheep cannot eat cattle feed or goat feed.  The reason is copper.

It's the same with licks.  Goats can have the 'red' rockies with copper in it but it's toxic to sheep.
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Talana

  • Joined Mar 2014
Re: Can a goat eat sheep feed?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 10:40:39 pm »
Yes sheep feed is fine for goats just gradually introduce new feed so not to upset tummies to use it up. If using sheep feed long term give goats access to either goat / cattle minerals/ licks as well.

Flump74

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Ceredigion
Re: Can a goat eat sheep feed?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 06:39:28 am »
Thank you!

I just intend to put in a small handful each time to use it up :)

And I have very small hands!

 

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