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  1. Goat Management
    I'm about to treat both of my lactating does chemically for barber pole worm, and I am wondering if I can leave the babies on mom all night during the milk withdrawal time instead of milking them out in the morning and just having to throw the milk away. If I leave the kids on overnight and...
  2. 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...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hello all! My first freshener Mini mancha gave birth to a single kid Friday evening. The kid was dead ( fully formed, must have passed away while in birth canal?) and since then I've given mama as much care as I know how. I've only been raising goats for almost 3 years, so I know there's a lot...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hi all - there's been a behavior change in my milking goat, Patience, and I'm not sure if it's normal or not. There are a couple things I think might be causing it, but I'm not sure if there's anything else I don't know to think of or look for, and was hoping to get some input. I've been...
  5. Dairy Diaries
    Okay, so Baby kidded trips on May 9th, and i started milking her about 2 weeks after that. I had to stop around the 4th of July to go to a wedding in Arizona, because i cant find anyone who will milk for me when I am gone. I am still not milking her because of another family trip we were...
  6. Health & Wellness
    I had advertised that I needed a Doe in milk for my current puppies. I have a litter of 11 beautiful Border Collies on the ground! Yippie! Here is a picture of one of the beautiful boys! He is darling. Took this today! A good friend said that he had a Doe which had given birth to two...
  7. Waiting Room
    Hello, I am new here. I have 2 goats. Male & female. My husband fixed our male goat. However, we are new to raising goats and I'm almost positive he left a testicle behind. Reason being, our female appears to be pregnant. She has never kidded before, she has developed udders. I am able to...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, We are just starting out (in the planning stages) of raising goats. I know there are a lot of regulations to sell milk, and wanted to know if it is possible to sell raw milk to larger milk processors who could then process and sell it? Has anyone done this, and if so may I ask how you got...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    So I am pretty much set on Nigerians, but I have heard varying information on how much milk they give, some say half a gallon at peak, others say that is really only the highest bred does give that much. I want to make sure they will give enough for my family. What have your experiences been...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hi, I have a doe that is decreasing in milk production. I would like advise bon the situation. But first let me give you back ground information on her. I got her 3 months ago when she was close to 2 months till her due date. I am a begginer and mill d her for about a week before having to...
  11. Dairy Diaries
    My Alpine doe kidded 2 months ago. I have been milking morning and night everyday, and I have been consistently getting about a half gallon per milking. Yesterday morning I got maybe a cup shy of a half gallon. I did not think much of it because it varies some. Last night when I milked I got 3...
  12. Goat Management
    Hello, We have Alpines and we live in Oklahoma. The average temps here lately during the day have been in the 90's. Most of our goats have dropped production pretty drastically. For instance one of our does that normally gives about 3#'s per milking gave just 1# this morning. They are also...
  13. Dairy Diaries
    Annika is about to kid (Yippee!) We've decided to pull her kids this time around and bottle feed them. Here's the question: Do I need to milk her more than twice a day to get her milk production up? And, if I do this, when can I drop to the usual morning/evening routine? Thanks!
  14. Health & Wellness
    Once again a newbie needing advice. I have posted before about my goat who seemed to be developing a bag although she had never been bred. Well, she was developing a bag, and it is full of milk--it isn't good milk, but it is milk and there is no sign or smell of infection. What should I do? I...
  15. Goat Management
    hello, this is my first time posting but have a situation that I cannot seem to find an answer to so I decided to come to a large group of knowledge to get some thoughts. we have a 5 year old doe who freshened, we believe, for the 3rd time with twins. we bought her last spring with 3 month...
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    I purchased my 1st reg. Nubian. She might have been bred, per seller! Not, she bred 6 wks ago. I've had her 2 months. Supposedly, she had weaned her kids, but two larger kids were still nursing. When I got her home I fed Bermuda hay and a small amount of goat dairy grain. She gave me a pint...
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