feeding farm animals

Discussion in 'Livestock' started by Louie55, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Louie55

    Louie55 New Member

    Hi, I have been pondering this question. I live in the mountains of Montana. i did raise dairy goats for the last 10 years but when hay got too expensive I sold them.Now I am thinking I would like to have a goat for milk and some other animals (pigs & chickens) in case the economy to pot. My question is does any one have ideas on what to feed if you can't get feed & hay? Summer would not be too bad but what about all winter? Winter seems to last a LONG time here in Montana & I have more rocks then pastureland!! Thanks for looking!
  2. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

    In a Montana winter ... (from what I've heard about them) you are going to have to go with hay of some kind, a dairy goat would also need a little more than hay for real good milk. (IMO)

    You could help by putting by some root crops but in the end, hay would be a must for snow cover days.

    If you thought it was expensive 10 years ago ... wait till you do some checking today. :eek:

    Best of luck and let us know what you do. :)