GOAT TREATS – Make Your Own!
Mar 30th 2012
It’s Easy, Fun and Good For Your Goats
There are not too many goat treats out there for sale. When I go to the feed store, there are shelves and shelves of dog and horse treats, seldom can you find goat treats. You may like to reward your goats after milking and always use these goat treats. You may also like to reward your goat just for being a great friend, to keep her/him happy or for whatever reason you can think of. They will love you for it. They will love you even more if you have ScratchnAll pads in many places for your goat’s enrichment, enjoyment, satisfaction, happiness and just plain fun.
Goats Love Sugar! Much research has been done on dairy goats and sugar. Milk production has been found to increase after a ration change that included sugar, molasses, sugar cane or sugar beets.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 cup cracked corn
1 teaspoon baking soda
Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cracked corn. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C)
Remove from heat; immediately stir in baking soda; pour at once onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull mixture into rectangle about 14×12 inches; cool. Snap Goat treats into pieces.