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  1. Dairy Diaries
    What milk production are you guys aiming for? 1, 2, 3 gallons or more? It seems like people are breeding towards the highest production possible and I'm wondering if we (dairy goat breeders) will ever stop breeding for higher milk yields once we get to a certain point, or will we continue to...
  2. Goat Management
    I have a fiber goat and i have heardd that hay/straw gets stuck in the fiber and is a bear to get out. i also have dairy does, who will be kidding in the next months. also a dairy buck. I am wondering what bedding would be good for smell and would be easy to get out of fiber. I was thinking the...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Ivomec is a brand name for the chemical ivermectin, a wormer used in the beef and lamb industries that has somehow become viewed as a potential go-to wormer in goat dairy operations, despite the fact that it is illegal to do so in commercial cattle dairy operations due to the long-term...
  4. Goat Management
    In speaking with a few goat/horse owners I know locally as well as in other states, the price per bale is way up from last year (from $7.00 to $8.75 bale) but the quality of alfalfa grass hay is not very good - bales have a lot of thick stems, don't smell good, and are not as good of quality as...
  5. Goat Management
    Hi there, At a vet's recommendation, I attempted to add Availa Z/M ( a zinc and manganese supplement) to our dairy goats milking feeds. This is the only time I have EVER seen them turn their noses up to the all hallowed sweet feed. I have attempted to mix it with molasses and oats, and even...
  6. Dairy Diaries
    I am looking for small producers who are breeding for milk production, longevity and disease resistance. I am working as a liaison to Grade A goat dairies on the West Coast who plan to produce the milk required in the United States instead of importing large amounts from the UK. These are state...
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