L. Hayes

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Thekla, you are wise to research thoroughly what is brewer's yeast today. I notice our Co-op has brewer's yeast that says it is the better, healthy sort, but so many products I used to get are made by companies that have been bought up by Nestles, Kellogg's, et al. The ingredients have changed, too, so I don't trust them anymore. I'll be researching, too.
(Thekla McDaniels) On the length of time B Vitamins work... in humans, about 5 to 6 hours effective as bug repellent (VB1). I would put Brewer's Yeast in AM and PM feedings to try to cover day and night 24 hours during the buggiest time of the year. Hopefully, it does not change the taste of the milk!
To Thekla McDaniels.... decades ago, Brewer's Yeast was the true by-product of brewing beer. The brewer's yeast available today is produced in molasses. Hopefully, to the keener sense of smell of goats, they can still smell the molasses! Experiment with it, taste the milk; if the brewer's yeast is put in their grain with a drizzle of molasses, maybe the milk won't pick up a B Vitamin taste. I'll ask my daughter about this. She did most of the milking for 6 years while I sterilized glass jars and made goat cheese. The biggest change in taste of milk was always from being around a buck. (hormones!) We'd like to have goats (American Nubians) again, but need a goat dairy cooperative to handle everything.
Yes, Raven Sutherland is spot on! If goats are fed the real authentic brewer's yeast, thereby supplying B1, it is in the smell of their skin in 30 minutes. This works on humans, too, of course! My mother took a B1 tablet 30 minutes before going out to the garden, and the gnats and mosquitoes didn't touch her. This would help tremendously to incorporate brewer's yeast in the goat feed twice a day when they eat. PS: Our cats LOVE brewer's yeast.