Feeding Goat Kids

Like other young animals, it is important that kids receive colostrum at birth. Where possible leave the kid with the nanny for 24 hours after birth. If nanny colostrum is not available fresh cow colostrum or Jump-Start™ Full Cream Colostrum are suitable alternatives. Jump-Start™ is available from your rural retailer.

Ensure clean fresh water is available ad lib and a meal can be introduced from week 2.

Feeding recommendations

Mix 160 grams of anLamb™ per litre of water. Add anLamb™ to half of the required volume of water and mix thoroughly. Top up with water to the correct volume and ensure the temperature of the milk is about 40oC. Always follow the feeding instructions, do not increase volumes or concentrations above recommended levels.

Age of kid (Days) Number of Feeds per day Volume per feed (mls) Number 40g scoops required per feed
1 day 6 100 colostrum
2 to 4* 6 150 0.5 or less
5 to 7 4 250 1
8 to 21 3 450 1.75
21 to weaning 2 500 2