I have a small dairy herd and the mature does are giving me fits. They just will not gain weight, and it isn't just a 'dairy' thing they are skinny. I'm at my wits' end about what to do. They were dried off in July and haven't gained much weight since. They have unlimited alfalfa hay and alfalfa pellets. They get 4lbs grain each per day, I feed Nutrena Life Design Compete, the guaranteed analysis is: Crude Protein* 14% Lysine 0.75% Methionine 0.3% Crude Fat 7% Crude Fiber max. 8% Calcium 0.7%-max. 1.1% Phosphorus 0.6% Copper 50 ppm Zinc 150 ppm Selenium 0.6 ppm Vitamin A 4,000 IU/lb Vitamin D3 500 IU/lb Vitamin E 80 IU/lb Biotin .45 mg They also get Manna Pro Goat Balancer with every meal and Goat Gold Plus, which is a finishing supplement for goats. It is extremely high in fat and protein. They get 2oz per meal of the balancer and 4oz of the Goat Gold. They are wormed regularly and I haven't seen worms ever. They are up to date on copper bolusing. In the past i've tried adding corn oil, Calf Manna and black sunflower seeds. Nothing seems to make the slightest difference. Surely I can't be underfeeding them, I give them literally as much as I can get them to eat. Should goats really be this hard, or am I doing something glaringly obvious wrong? They produce well and have healthy kids.