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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi again. My doe Willow kidded 2 days ago. Triplets, but 2 stillborn. She had a rough time. I rushed off after the birth to care for the remaining kid witch she rejected, and didn't see if she got the afterbirth out. The day after, yesterday, she was very swollen, looks like she may have torn...
  2. Show Circuit
    Hey goat family! I recently bought a beautiful Nigerian Dwarf buck today. He's AGS registered, I have his sealed pedigree certificate, and I have the signed bill of sale transfer slip from the previous owner to transfer him into my name. I want to transfer registries and go the ADGA route...
  3. Dairy Diaries
    Could you possibly use an Angora for dairy purposes? Even just a small amount? I'm a bit new to raising mohairs so I'd like to learn as much as possible about them+I think it would be so cool if they could produce even a cup for consumption purposes. 😂
  4. Fuzzy Fibers
    I have a bred angora that I rescued about two months ago. They said she was either due late February or early February (I can't remember, i'll have to check again.) I was treating her for foot rot this evening when I realized her udders were bigger than when I last checked them. I decided to...
  5. Dairy Diaries
    Hello. I'm looking at buying this Nigerian dwarf in milk. Attached are pics of her udder and teats. I was hoping a more experienced eye might have an opinion on them. I have pics of her dam and granddams as well if that helps. She is 3, giving about 5.5 cups per day. Owner asking $650...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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:
  19. 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!
  20. 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...
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