Management / Herding

Feed Concentrates

  • use in the milking parlour only as attractant; helps to reduce restlessness and pushing in the waiting area; provide concentrate only in the feeding area so that the goats have enough time to ingest it
  • provide concentrate from an automatic dispenser with front exit
  • when providing concentrate at feed barriers:
    • headlocks keep goats in place
    • blinds between goats prevent fights and injuries
    • check functionality of headlocks regularly; all goats must be securely locked in because loose individuals could attack fixed goats

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