Saturday, December 3, 2011

Make Your Own Goat Treats

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. I like to reward my goats after milking and always use these goat treats.

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.


Phoebe's Recipe 
Ingredients
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 cup cracked corn
1 teaspoon baking soda 


Cooking Instructions 
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 14x12 inches; cool. Snap Goat treats into pieces.

3 comments:

  1. how long do you cook it for?

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    1. until it reaches 300 degrees...however long that takes...

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  2. how long does it need to sit? I would like to know the prep time as well.

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