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#TECHNOTIPS: Goats Feeding Behavior
by Catheryn Villorente - Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 05:06 PM
 
GOAT FEEDING BEHAVIOREven though they are ruminants, goats have feeding characteristics that differ from sheep, cattle, and buffaloes. The unique mechanisms of goats for feed selection, prehension, and utilization give them high survival rates under harsh conditions.

Goats like to eat a variety of feeds, especially the leaves of trees and shrubs which comprise 60% of their diet. Using their mobile upper lip and bipedal stance, they can accurately select only the most nutritious plants or plant parts to eat.

They also have inquisitive feeding behavior. As they tend to bite any material, they will spit out those that are undesirable to them. This means that goats can satisfy their nutrient requirements for production, provided good quality pasture and fodder trees and shrubs are available.

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(By: Angelica Marie Umali, ATI-ISD)
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Re: #TECHNOTIPS: Goats Feeding Behavior
by Concepcion Ayuban - Sunday, 4 April 2021, 02:18 PM
 
Thank you po, may natutunan ako sa topic na to. Salamat ma'am/sir.
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Re: #TECHNOTIPS: Goats Feeding Behavior
by Catheryn Villorente - Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 08:51 AM
 
Hi Concepcion! You may also enroll in our free courses on Goats, kindly check the COURSES tab for the list. Thank you!
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