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  1. Dairy Diaries
    Sorry for a long post, I feel overwhelmed and without resources, I have a first time freshening Saanen doe with mastitis. I raised goats for years when I was younger and am getting back into it now though this is the first time I’m dealing with mastitis. She’s been to the vet three days ago and...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hello, two of my diary goats escaped and spent the last three nights in the wilderness behind our house. They are back now. Concerning health, what should I be looking out for? They are quite skinny after just a few days! Drinking and eating okay. A little scratched up. Should I be concerned...
  3. Health & Wellness
    I have a kid that’s 2 days old and I’m serious condition. I noticed today he was pretty weak so I watched him for about an hour, took his temperature and it was 104, so I took him to the vet and they gave him banamine and another antibiotic. He improved for about 3 hours, nursed great, walked...
  4. Health & Wellness
    The issue is with a 3 year old Nubian cross that had her first babies this year (grown and healthy twins) and suddenly started having problems. Everything seemed to be fine until yesterday morning when she refused grain or any other food and started acting depressed. My first thought was bloat...
  5. Dairy Diaries
    I need help. My gut is saying no but my mother and customer are saying YES! My customer wants to breed my dairy goat to a meet goat and eat the kids. Since the kid would be 1/2 dairy, I don't believe he should eat the kids. I strongly believe in only eating goats that are bred for meat, and...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hey Everyone, We have run across something that to us seems very strange. Our doe kidded on Sunday, and a few hours after kidding, when I went to milk her out to get the colostrum (we bottle feed), I noticed that when I squeezed the teat, I could fee small round-ish lumps in the teat and udder...
  7. Dairy Diaries
    Hi! I am wanting opinions on the best spotted Nubian Breeders, or farms with lots of spotted genetics (purebred ADGA). Of course, a tested and clean herd. I am located in eastern North Carolina, so preferably looking for somebody on the east coast and surrounding areas. But not against other...
  8. Show Circuit
    I have two junior girls, one born 4-5-18, the other born 4-24-18, that I’d like to show, however I can only show one goat at a time. Is it possible to “lease” out one of the doelings to someone else to show them at the same time? I’m the only name on my ADGA account and, since I’m a youth...
  9. Goat Management
    I am buying the Rhinehart x30 from ValleyVet. The tip size options are 3/8" for "small kids," or .55" for "kids and calves." I have standars Lamanchas, plan to disbud between 4-9 days old. What size would be best?
  10. Dairy Diaries
    What can I reasonably expect my Standard dairy does to eat per year in hay? We have lush, weedy pasture most of the year. What about a buck? What type of hay do you typically feed? And whats the consensus on alfalfa? Thanks!
  11. Goat Management
    I have seen advice aplenty stating that the cost of raising grade is the same as registered, so registered makes more financial sense. I have a friend who disagrees. She has been raising goats longer than I have been alive. She does very little grain (only for training) and gets a good bit of...
  12. 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...
  13. Dairy Diaries
    I understand what it means for a goat to be polled and what it leads to but what does it mean for a goat to be black? If a goat is polled and black is that a bad thing? :think:
  14. Dairy Diaries
    I am wondering how much you all sell milk/cheese if you do at all. I am from CA and I know prices may vary. But it would be nice to know.:D Thanks!
  15. Show Circuit
    The 8th annual Wine Country Classic Dairy Goat Show & Youth Showmanship Specialty will be held on June 11, 2016 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA. FEATURING! 3 Ring ADGA Nigerian Dwarf Goat Show Jr. & Sr. Doe and Jr. & Sr. Buck Show 3 Ring MDGA/TMGR dual sanctioned Miniature...
  16. Dairy Diaries
    I have had dairy goats for a couple months. I think my doe was pregnant when I bought her but the previous owner has put the due date anywhere from November to January. Do I need to dry her up? Do you all dry your pregnant does up before kidding?? Thanks!
  17. Dairy Diaries
    I am new to all of this. My Nubian kidded in late January. I started to milk her in the middle of Feb. About 3 or 4 weeks ago we noticed a tiny amount of blood in the milk that settled down at the bottom of the jar. I did the mastitis test and it came back negative, every time. I have...
  18. Pack and Working Goats
    Oberhasli goat kids for sale- All kids are bottle raised and love people. Bred for pack and dairy- temperament, easy, productive hand milking, strong bones and conformation. All kids and dams have been acclimated to hiking and following, in preparation for packing or foraging. Available...
  19. Goat Management
    I have a Saanen Doe that kidded 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure of protein she is getting, she does graze field all day and hay is offered. I give her about 2 cups mixed sweat feed and sunflower seeds a day. I can't make her eat the hay and was wondering about alfalfa pellets, how much to feed of it...
  20. Introductions
    I'm from north central Texas. I raised Nubians when I was a kid up until a few years after I graduated high school at which time I was young, dumb, and married to a guy who just fails at life. I gradually gave up my herd. I am now 33 and have a son who is now old enough to show. We got him a...
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