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  1. Crafty Cabin
    I got a drop spindle for Christmas and a bunch of fiber and I am absolutely loving it. I just wanted to share with you guys because I only learned about drop spindles a few months ago and before that I had no idea they existed. I had never known that you could spin on anything other than a...
  2. Business Buzz
    Hi, all. I got what seems like a simple idea to diversify but I must be overlooking something. Hoping you guys could offer some insight and flag possible pitfalls of such a business model. What are the pros and cons of running a profit-oriented ($40,000-70,000 per year) goat operation with a...
  3. Goat Management
    I have two Angora goats and a cashgora who I will have fibers from soon. I heard from someone that they heard of a way to separate fibers without carding. She said it was air blowing the fiber around and resulted in a fluffy cloud of fibers. I don't have a carding machine yet so I was curious if...
  4. Fuzzy Fibers
    As you all know, there isn't a wholesale broker that cashmere producers can sell our raw fiber to. I started wondering if we could get a USDA grant to see if this is a feasible thing to create. I don't have all the details and logistics of how this would work, but as I'm working with UGA about...
  5. Goats For Sale
    Greetings from sunny Florida! We have about 31 gorgeous cashmere goats, and a decent number of those are pregnant (we think). We are interested in trading for maybe a donkey, or more alpacas. We just need to sell some of our sweet goats. 31 is just too many for us (obviously). Is there anybody...
  6. Fuzzy Fibers
    For the love of all that is holy, please tell me there are some spinners out there. We have 8 alpacas who are sheared once a year, which means we have a plethora of hair. We're new to this whole fiber thing, and none of us know how to clean it, spin it, and whatever else comes with it. We also...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    We purchased an entire herd of cashmere goats from Virginia and brought them down to Florida. On the way down, the two boys got into some mischief with the girls and 150 days later we had 18 babies. One year later we now have 31 of the only known cashmere goats in Florida. But 31 is a big number...
  8. Goat Management
    10 parts sweet oats 5 parts rolled barley 5 parts rice bran meal (12-12-12) 5 parts 17% alfalfa pellets It works out to about 10% min. protein, 5% min. fat, and 15% max. fiber. It seems like low protein and high fat compared to other feeds, but according to my research, it should be about...
  9. Fuzzy Fibers
    Hi, I'm considering getting either two angora or two pygora goats sometime over the next year, but I'm not sure which breed I should get. This will be my first time owning goats. So I have a few questions that would be awesome if I could get answered! -how much fiber does an angora produce per...
  10. Beginners Goat Raising
    Alright so some background first: -I own 3,400+/- acres in Alaska(North Centeral area) -I own cattle, horses, pigs, elk, yak and bison -The goats will be seperated with a 'buck herd' (including some meat wethers) and a 'doe herd' (including some wethers). Each group will have a 20 acre parcel...
  11. Goats For Sale
    Hi :) I have a whole family of Pygoras for sale. I'm located pretty close to Yosemite in CA. I have 7 Pygoras right now and I just want to make room for milk goats. I am selling the light brown doe and her doeling (black), the dark brown doe, and the white buck (he looks like he has eye makeup...
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