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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter feeding tips & 2011 show schedule

To maintain weight, think fats. Black oil sunflower seeds and/or roasted soybeans. For soybeans, I use the Dynamite HES extruded soybean pellets. A tiny handful goes a long way. Watch out for GMO soybeans - stick to organic.  https://www.securedcontent.net/dynamite/products_horse_14.html

To maintain body heat, free choice roughage is the best. The roughage generates heat as it breaks down in the body. I prefer grass hays, or grass mixed with alfalfa or clover. I do not feed straight alfalfa because of the high nitrogen, lower fiber content, high protein and the effect on the calcium ratio.

Oats and corn are the most warming grains. I prefer the oats, as so much corn these days is GMO.

I offer a prebiotic/probiotic whenever there is a sudden weather change, or if the animals are otherwise stressed. My preference is Dynamite DynaPro. With other brands, make sure they are labeled pre as well as pro.  https://www.dynamitemarketing.com/content_products.asp?content=products_horse_05.html

I offer electrolyte water in addition to plain water. I always make plain water available. I use Dynamite DynaSpark electrolyte, which has the correct sodium/potassium ratio and a smidge of molasses for taste and energy.   https://www.securedcontent.net/dynamite/products_horse_07.html


2011 Shows - Come & meet some of the Oak Hill herd!


Myotonic Goat Show @ The Pet Expo Reading, PA March 19

Keystone State Fainting Goat Show @ The Pet Expo Reading, PA March 20

South Mountain Fair Arendtsville, PA August 17

South Mountain Myotonic Goat Show @ The South Mountain Fair August 20

For more information on these shows:

http://www.wix.com/countrygirlhart/reading-pa-myotonic-goat-show

http://www.southmountainfair.com/

2011 kidding
Kids will start arriving in early March.  Stay tuned!