Minerals and vitamins are as important in the production of goats as they are for other ruminant species. Nonetheless, as noted earlier for energy and protein, not a great deal of research has been conducted in this area with goats. The most recent thorough summary of mineral nutrition of goats is that of the AFRC. For vitamins, the AFRC suggested that requirement recommendations for cattle and sheep be employed rather than the use of the few available feeding trials with goats.
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