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  1. Goat Management
    I'm in a bit of a grain ration crisis. I'm just not sure what is best to do. Currently my does are dealing with a heavy worm load and underweight as a result, which I'm in the process of resolving, but I want to be giving them the best grain ration possible to help them through this time and...
  2. Goat Frenzy
    How much does your doe weigh and what is her daily milk yield, preferably in volume.
  3. Dairy Diaries
    Y'all have probably seen a lot of my posts asking about alternatives ways to feed my future dairy animals, it's mostly been because I read grass fed milk and meat is healthier than grain feed animals, but to what degree? If my dairy animals are raised 100% on pasture, grass, fruits and veggies...
  4. 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...
  5. Dairy Diaries
    By chance I was looking up info on milk and butterfat, and found this article saying that drinking milk high in fat on a regular basis can decrease your lifespan. Any opinions on this? Especially Nigerian dwarf breeders who drink their milk whole? "In this study---the data showed that---for...
  6. Goat Management
    I really want to start showing goats once I start my farm again, I'd drive the goats there, but I really don't want to be the one in the ring. Will the ADGA let me do this, and do y'all think $50 would be a good amount to pay someone to show my goats?
  7. Goat Frenzy
    So back in January, I got a mini horse, she's super cute and super sweet, but now she's not letting my goats ANYWHERE near the hay. I'm not able to feed them outside anymore because she comes over and tries to kick or bite them to get them away. so in the barn they go, to eat! also of them...
  8. 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...
  9. Introductions
    Hi, My name is Kristin. My husband and I are on the hunt for a couple of great milk goats to start our herd. I have a goat crush on LaManchas, but there are not very many ear-less wonders around western Michigan, plus this is a weird time of year to buy goats. Regardless, I am hopeful, and...
  10. Dairy Diaries
    Does anyone here do an all natural approach to parasites? I have been using a natural dewormer for a few days but my doe's eye lids are still pale. Also, if you use chemical dewormer, cane tell me one that I don't have to throw off the milk for? I've used ivermectin and had to throw away the...
  11. 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...
  12. Dairy Diaries
    I have 5 bred does due around mid march. I am going to take the babies straight at birth. I was planning on milking each mom and then making sure the mom's milk got to her babies but I just learned about 6 different diseases. I'm getting them tested soon but we are 70% sure that my doe has...
  13. Goat Frenzy
    Okay. I'm lost. I'm looking at the 2015 LA form from the ADGA website at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74081467/2015%20Linear%20Application.pdf First, lets look at the prices. ANIMAL FEES First 1-25 Adult Animals.................…$8.50 each Next 26-50 Adult...
  14. Show Circuit
    (I posted this on the 4-H thread, then realized it should be here...) Whoo-Hoo! We just got back from the State Fair. My 14 year-old daughter just pulled her first ever 1st place in Showmanship and Fitting AND won the much coveted Sportsmanship Award (with it's delightful $50 bonus!). She...
  15. Introductions
    Hello, from a very proud, very new, goat Mom! :wave: I'm here because of my new, little Buddy. He's my 3 month old Nigerian Dwarf, and he is really something else, lol. He's my first goat, and I'm head over heels in love with him. :love: I'm going to keep this introductory post short, because...
  16. Goats For Sale
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=718791751507125&set=pb.100001289192528.-2207520000.1396889681.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash3%2Ft1.0-9%2F1901258_718791751507125_262557493_n.jpg&size=741%2C960 We have two bucklings available, and we also have Maremma...
  17. Introductions
    Started out with a mini lamancha billy eight months ago and now have a herd of eleven. ( Two lamanchas, eight nubians, and one not sure of her breed) Two bucks and the rest have been bred and due to kid at different times. We plan on milking them. Every day is fun and we always learn something...
  18. Goats For Sale
    Now taking reservations for 2014 Alpine and Nubian kids. Top quality boodlines (ADGA national grand and reserve champion relatives) from tested CAE free herd on DHIR and LA. Rebates available for anyone who purchases and then shows our kids at the 2014 ADGA National show in Louisvlle KY. Also...
  19. Regional Forums
    We are calling it Dairy Diaries we are hoping to make it a yearly thing. We will be promoting dairy goats and dairy show goats!! We will have goat cheese related treats and we will supply beverages. It will be next fall sometime but we want to start getting the word out and have people planning...
  20. Goats For Sale
    We are looking to downsize our herd a bit, in order to make way for some awesome junior does, and are selling off some quality breeding stock. All our goats are registered with ADGA and are current on their vaccinations, wormings, and hoof trimmings. Pictures are attached and more pictures...
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