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  1. Goats For Sale
    These sisters are ready for breeding this fall. Born 3/19/2020. We would like to see them stay together. They were bottle babies and handled very often. Their dam gives 10# milk per day at peak. They are not registered but both dam and sire are. Disbudded, current on vaccinations and very...
  2. Pack and Working Goats
    Hello, does anyone have experience with kiko/alpine crosses for packing? The hardiness, easy birthing, easy to keep feet, and parasite resistance of the kiko crossed with a large athletic alpine sounds good on paper to me. Wondering if anyone can back this idea up or discard it?
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, One of my goats (18wk alpine) has developed a cough and nasal discharge. It started during the intense smoke we had last week (wildfires in Oregon), but it hasn't gone away and actually seems to be getting worse. He is eating and drinking normally and has no fever. The nasal...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hello, I would like to breed my 2 year old Alpine doe with a Nigerian Dwarf buck. I was just wondering if that would require artificial insemination or not. If so, would that mean a vet would have to do it? I have never bred my goats before, so anything helps. Thanks.
  5. Health & Wellness
    Hi, My 11wk ober/alpine cross has developed a swollen lump (I think it's a lymph node) under his jaw on one side. I noticed it yesterday. It doesn't seem to be getting better or worse, and it doesn't seem to bother him. You can't see it when you look at him but you can definitely feel it. He...
  6. Goat Conformation
    Hi, I have a 3wk5d old alpine buckling who weighs 18.9 pounds and is 17.5" at the withers. I'm not concerned about growth rate, because that seems fine (.51lb ADG over the past 2 weeks), but I am concerned that this little guy might be stunted because he was a twin and his brother was...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Hi, My 10wk old alpine bucks are both having issues with their horns. I got them when they were 8wks, both had slightly flaky horns when I picked them up but I figured it was normal/a sign of having been sick (both had sore mouth at 4 weeks old, were clear for over a week before I picked them...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Based on temperament and ability to keep in fencing, which breed do you recommend the most? What have been your experiences with each breed and their temperament and milk production? Any reoccurring health issues you’ve had?
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    Being still pretty new to goatkeeping, I am trying to decide which direction to go breed-wise for my herd. I have a registered Mini Nubian doe and her two registerable doelings, and they are adorable and friendly and I love them. I also have a mostly Alpine grade doe we got as a bottle baby (she...
  10. Introductions
    Hello, new to goats but experienced with poultry and horses! I lovingly own two Boer/Alpine cross doelings who are just bursting with personality. They are from a set of triplets but hilariously look nothing alike! Luna is small, brown in body with a white face and upright Alpine ears. Her...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hello all, I am a new goat owner and have run into a serious issue very early on in my goat-raising journey. I have two Boer/Alpine cross doelings that are 1 month + 24 days old. They were a set of triplets but I only bought the two doelings. The smaller sister, Luna, is very healthy and...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    So....I need to post a doe kid up for sale..I put her on craigslist: https://raleigh.craigslist.org/grd/d/fuquay-varina-alpine-doe-kid-adga/6876575917.html where else can I put her? I live in Eastern NC. thanks so much
  13. Introductions
    Hi! I am new on here, at least new as a member, have been reading posts for awhile. I need some assistance in tattooing ADGA kids. I get the general 'gist' and have read the ADGA link on tattooing but it still doesn't make sense to me. For whatever reason, lol. So I was assigned a three...
  14. Goats For Sale
    Hello Everyone! Kidding season has started and We have already lots of healthy, jumpy kids ready to go We have over 200 as of now, around 1 week old. Saanens, Alpines, Lamanchas, Toggenburgs, all sorts of shapes and colors. If you are interested please contact me via the message system. Thanks
  15. Goats For Sale
    Round Mountain Creamery is a mid sized goat dairy located in Black Mountain, NC. Our farm is getting ready for the 2019 kidding season. This year we're expecting 40 Alpine and 10 LaMancha kids in March and 16 Alpine and 40 LaMancha kids in April (These expectations are based on an average of two...
  16. Health & Wellness
    So, we are thinking of purchasing our first Nigerian Dwarf goat. We currently have one 6 yr. old Alpine and a 16 mo. old heifer. Could the cow hurt the nigerian because she is smaller? and any tips on introducing a smaller goat to a larger goat?
  17. Beginners Goat Raising
    So confused, please tell me if this is normal for an alpine wether, 1 year old. Look at his picture from when we got him last October. Now we shaved him for an upcoming 4-H fun show... those spots?!? We are so shocked and confused if this is normal.
  18. Waiting Room
    Hello, I am new here. I have 2 goats. Male & female. My husband fixed our male goat. However, we are new to raising goats and I'm almost positive he left a testicle behind. Reason being, our female appears to be pregnant. She has never kidded before, she has developed udders. I am able to...
  19. Goat Frenzy
    Hello. I have had some "oops" breedings that were not planned in the past. But, my question is, to those who experimental breed purposely(LOL) do you prefer does of other breeds or bucks? I know it all depends on what I am wanting out of the cross. I raise LaManchas and have been seeing a few...
  20. Introductions
    I'll be picking up my 2 bottle doelings the first week in may. They will be 5 weeks at that time. They are nubian/alpine cross and cute as can be. They have been disbudded and given cdt vaccine. I've got drench, minerals, baking soda, copper bolus, natural wormers and thermometer. I...
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