Jones Feed Mills dairy goat rations are carefully formulated to produce the results you are seeking. Emphasis is on performance and health, while maximizing the usage of your on-farm feeds. Ration formulation is performed using industry leading software and technology by experienced staff. Customized rations are available for all phases of your operation.
At Jones Feed Mills we understand that good feed is only part of the process needed to reach your production goals. The Jones Dairy Goat Team is made up of a team of dedicated individuals with varying areas of expertise. We use a team approach to troubleshoot problems on farm, and to assist you wherever we can.
Jones On-Farm Dairy Goats Services Include:
- Feed Analysis
- Ration preparation for all phases of your operation
- Dry-Matter Testing
- Feed Evaluation and Dry-Matter Testing Training
- Body Condition Scoring
- TMR Audits
- Mixer Evaluation and Trouble-shooting
- Ventilation Audits
- Kid and Replacement Doe Management
- On-going on-farm support by JFM Sales and Nutrition Team Members
- Complete line of Jones-branded products available for kids, replacements, lactating (including parlour feeds) and dry off does
- Premixes, Supplements and Complete Feeds
- Conventional, and Non-GMO Feeds Available
- Jones Goat Feeding Program
A note from our Nutrition Department:
It is ideal to have corn silage available from the previous year to feed though the harvest and curing period of new corn silage, though this isn’t always possible. Fresh silage tends to be high in sugar and low in fermentable starch, meaning lower available energy in fresh feed compared to well fermented corn silage. Feeding fresh corn silage can cause a decline in production, so nutritional strategies should be implemented to maintain production.
- Test fresh corn silage ASAP so appropriate adjustments can be made in a timely manner. Retest and check dry matters regularly.
- Reduce the amount of corn silage in the ration until the fermentation process is complete. This can decrease the effect of the quickly changing silage pH on rumen bacteria.
- Adjust the amount of grain in the diet. Under the guidance of your nutritionist, adjust the amount of grain in the diet to maintain energy levels to support production.
Support rumen health and pH throughout the transition period with yeast and buffers.