Yes, different feeding.Is there a difference in feeding style of goats used for milk, meat and goats that are just kept as pets, if so what are they? I plan to expand our small herd of NDs and I don’t plant to milk them.
So is there a specific type of hay that should mostly work for pet only goats?Yes, different feeding.
The more you work, the more food you need.
And growth needs more food.
So... if your adult pet goats just hang out in a pen all day, a diet of mostly hay is best.
If your adult pet goat is also a pack goat and goes on long walks with you... then the feed should be increased.
If you have a milk goat, and the milker is producing a gallon of milk a day, she will need a quality high nutrition breakfast and supper... and maybe lunch, with free choice hay during the day.
Lots of different types of hay in different parts of the country. Might be a good idea to make contact with a hay producer in your area. Also a goat mentor near you would be a great help!So is there a specific type of hay that should mostly work for pet only goats?