What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

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What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby shaz » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:38 am

Got 4 tons of feed delivered yesterday. Supposed to be 50 DDG, 30% soy hull, 20% corn with Bovatec added.

The soy hulls are in a regular pellet and the corn is cracked but the DDG or what I think should be the DDG looks like goat be nice. Same size and color too.

Is this DDG?
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby Ky hills » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:21 pm

shaz wrote:Got 4 tons of feed delivered yesterday. Supposed to be 50 DDG, 30% soy hull, 20% corn with Bovatec added.

The soy hulls are in a regular pellet and the corn is cracked but the DDG or what I think should be the DDG looks like goat be nice. Same size and color too.

Is this DDG?


The feed we are using now has DDG in it but it is evidently not in pellet form, however the corn gluten pellets that our feed contains are much larger in diameter than the in soy hull pellets and are dark brown in color.
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby TexasBred » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:20 pm

shaz wrote:Got 4 tons of feed delivered yesterday. Supposed to be 50 DDG, 30% soy hull, 20% corn with Bovatec added.

The soy hulls are in a regular pellet and the corn is cracked but the DDG or what I think should be the DDG looks like goat be nice. Same size and color too.

Is this DDG?

DDG is hard to pelletize due to the high fat content. If it's not pelleted you should have some meal in the mix that will be gold in color or sometimes light yellow. That might be your DDG...or they may have run it through an extruder and it comes out looking like dog food nuggets. If not that then those black things probably are rat turds. What did it taste like Shaz?? :hide:
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby Allenw » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:28 pm

If they are making goat pellet size be nice I don't want to meet those rats in the dark or daylight
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby shaz » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:46 am

TexasBred wrote:
shaz wrote:Got 4 tons of feed delivered yesterday. Supposed to be 50 DDG, 30% soy hull, 20% corn with Bovatec added.

The soy hulls are in a regular pellet and the corn is cracked but the DDG or what I think should be the DDG looks like goat be nice. Same size and color too.

Is this DDG?

DDG is hard to pelletize due to the high fat content. If it's not pelleted you should have some meal in the mix that will be gold in color or sometimes light yellow. That might be your DDG...or they may have run it through an extruder and it comes out looking like dog food nuggets. If not that then those black things probably are rat turds. What did it taste like Shaz?? :hide:


Fed some to my grandson and he said it tasted like goat turds.
It's to big for rat crap. I'm taking a sample to the extension agent Monday. He will try to ID it.
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby TexasBred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:22 pm

Allenw wrote:If they are making goat pellet size be nice I don't want to meet those rats in the dark or daylight

But Allen....they live in a feedmill. :lol: :lol:
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby TexasBred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:23 pm

shaz wrote:
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shaz wrote:Got 4 tons of feed delivered yesterday. Supposed to be 50 DDG, 30% soy hull, 20% corn with Bovatec added.

The soy hulls are in a regular pellet and the corn is cracked but the DDG or what I think should be the DDG looks like goat be nice. Same size and color too.

Is this DDG?

DDG is hard to pelletize due to the high fat content. If it's not pelleted you should have some meal in the mix that will be gold in color or sometimes light yellow. That might be your DDG...or they may have run it through an extruder and it comes out looking like dog food nuggets. If not that then those black things probably are rat turds. What did it taste like Shaz?? :hide:


Fed some to my grandson and he said it tasted like goat turds.
It's to big for rat crap. I'm taking a sample to the extension agent Monday. He will try to ID it.

Sounds good...hope you get it figured out.
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Postby greybeard » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:39 pm

Does it smell like chocolate?
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby shaz » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:14 am

greybeard wrote:Does it smell like chocolate?


Yes it does.
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Postby greybeard » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:52 am

Chicken feces is said to smell like chocolate after it has cured......
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby slick4591 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:17 am

greybeard wrote:Chicken feces is said to smell like chocolate after it has cured......


Maybe there's some other process involved because the chicken crap in my pens don't smell like chocolate at all.
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby TexasBred » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:57 pm

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greybeard wrote:Chicken feces is said to smell like chocolate after it has cured......


Maybe there's some other process involved because the chicken crap in my pens don't smell like chocolate at all.

Probably need to get those chickens checked Slick. Something ain't right.
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby slick4591 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:03 pm

TexasBred wrote:
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greybeard wrote:Chicken feces is said to smell like chocolate after it has cured......


Maybe there's some other process involved because the chicken crap in my pens don't smell like chocolate at all.

Probably need to get those chickens checked Slick. Something ain't right.


Guess so. Think I need to add some cocoa bean meal or something?
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Re: What feed ingredient looks like goat pills?

Postby TexasBred » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:49 am

slick4591 wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
slick4591 wrote:
Maybe there's some other process involved because the chicken crap in my pens don't smell like chocolate at all.

Probably need to get those chickens checked Slick. Something ain't right.


Guess so. Think I need to add some cocoa bean meal or something?

Can't hurt anything. But if your eggs start tasting like a Hershey bar put them back on the goat pills. :lol2:
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