Essentially the following are the principal nutritional phases that must be met when planning goat-feed, and your prize buck also has specific requirements that will be covered separately.
1. Maintenance nutrition. The minimum goat-feed nutrition required to meet a non-lactating does requirements and also maintain body condition
2. Pregnancy nutrition. Required to supply essential nutrition to both the doe and kids throughout gestation period.
3. Lactation Nutrition. Required to ensure both kids and doe receive optimum nutrition, so that suckling kids grow at optimum rates (quality milk makes quality kids)
4. Kid Nutrition. Minimum goat-feed required to achieve optimum growth when weaned