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  1. Health & Wellness
    My doe is currently going through her first lactation and nursing two, healthy, 10 week old kids. I went away for 2 days and on returning noticed she had a lesion and a swollen lump high up on the middle of her udder, not near the teats. The kids are nursing from both sides okay and she's not...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    New goat owner here. I have a doe who was bred in November and again in December. I assumed it didn’t take as she has very consistently showed signs since then every 3 weeks of being in heat. This month, she has started to gain a little weight and form a very small udder. I noticed my wethers...
  3. Goat Management
    Okay so I have 3 babies going with their mom to the fair in 4 days, they wouldn’t normally have to be tattooed by then, but so was told because I paid for an adult goat that I’m not taking that I could show a baby. These babies will be about 2 weeks by the show. If I show one she would have to...
  4. 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...
  5. Health & Wellness
    My 2 Lamancha doelings from 2 different farms. The little white one is (supposedly) 5 months old and the bigger one is 4 months old. The bigger one is 1/4 Nubian, but I dont think this accounts for the incredible size difference. I havent weighed the big one I assume she weighs 50+ pounds, but...
  6. Health & Wellness
    I have a doeling born March 2016, Nubian/boer mix. Her mom was at least 80 lbs, a good size, smaller than the others...but not a miniature but any means. I was expecting her doeling to be bigger by now, but she is only 35 pounds. She isn't as round as our Pygmy but just slightly taller. She...
  7. Dairy Diaries
    Just to give you an overview on milking, keeping, feeding, rams, does and Saanen kids at Fairview, which is in Paarl, Western Cape South Africa. Got more pics of course. And videos. Of the goats, but also some presentations from the dairy goat conference there. Oh yes...
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