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  1. Dairy Diaries
    Hi So I have a goat and I was milking her, as normal, and I was milking her for me to use. I was doing the first squirts and her right side seemed completely fine all the way through milking but her left side was something I have never seen before. The left side felt a little different than...
  2. Dairy Diaries
    I have recently bought the Motor-Sich 100-15 and need help troubleshooting. Question 1. "We are having an issue with the Cream Separator we just got yesterday. If we install the black rubber O-ring at the bottom and turn the machine on the rubber O-ring seems to expand and rubs on side of the...
  3. Health & Wellness
    My 6 year old doe is due to kid this week .The front of her udder where her vain is has three lumps one right after each other which are soft and squishy the vain it's self is puffy and there is pockets of flued in it .Oh she seems to have other vains that are doing the same thing I'll put pic's...
  4. Dairy Diaries
    Hi! New dairy goat owner! Had kids on Thursday. Birthing was not easy, I had to pull. Both Obers broke in with the wrong buck (bigger in size) and caught. 3 days after birth my one first time mom has a fever. I had a wellness checkup after birth since I had to pull, I will call the vet again...
  5. Dairy Diaries
    Hi, so yesterday I got a milking momma who kidded 8 weeks ago. She is used to being on the stand and being hand milked by her previous owner. I brought her home and she didn’t even make a sound in the car the whole 1 hour drive. We got to the house and at 4 went out to try to get her on the...
  6. Dairy Diaries
    Hi! We have Nigerian dwarf goats and we drink their milk. My youngest will be ten months tomorrow. I weaned my other three at 10 months (after an iron test) and switched them to whole milk. I would love to give him our goats milk, but I’ve read there might be too much protein in it? Has anyone...
  7. Dairy Diaries
    Hi yall.. i have a 2 1/2 yr old doe nubian/sanaan X.. she had her first babies in November.. i statted milming her aftsr about 2 weeks a d she only have 1/2 quart but i was thankful.. now her kids are 8 weeks and just weaned.. her production has dropped in half some days less.. she eats hay...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone. Hope all is well I was surprised this morning to see one of my first-timer doe's gave birth! When I came out to check on them, she must have just birthed them maybe a half hour before I came out. She kidded a week earlier than expected. She was due next Thursday. Anyways, as I...
  9. Dairy Diaries
    So my two does were missing for 4 days in wooded mountains around my house. I’m sure they walked under power lines at least once. The power company sprayed about a week prior. So they plants were already browning/yellowing. I started to wonder if I should be concerned about chemicals in their...
  10. Dairy Diaries
    Due to timing this morning, I was only able to filter and chill my milk before putting it in the fridge. We pasteurize as I have a young child with a sensitive tummy, and so this evening after milking I filtered, chilled, and then combined the two quarts for pasteurizing and rechilling. I don't...
  11. Dairy Diaries
    Hi Gang, We've been milking our own goats for over a decade now. Now faced this one before: The girls all kidded in April and May. The milk has been wonderful - sweet and creamy. It usually keeps about a week before it starts to lose quality. I've made a zillion pounds of farmer's cheese...
  12. Goat Management
    So, it just dawned upon me, (when i saw briar drinking from one of my does!) that my boys are too young to be weaned. They are almost 8 weeks old, and lost their mamma on Sunday. I know they probably wont take to a bottle too well but i will try to get them to. I have a doe in milk, who has no...
  13. Dairy Diaries
    Hi All - So I have been a goat fanatic for awhile (guilty, sorry husband) and am now am beginning to get more into milk and milking genetics, milk testing and etc. I was wondering if you all had any tips and tricks for maximizing udder growth and potential? In the past we have always had dam...
  14. Health & Wellness
    I have a doe who has both mastitis & an injured teat end. To milk her I must remove a scab at the teat orifice. At next milking it is again scabbed over. There has to be a way to get her milked & treated when necessary without the pain of removing a scab each time. Also, there needs to be a way...
  15. Crafty Cabin
    Hey everybody, Well i finally got it done! Here is the milking stand that my parent's and I made this past weekend(cheers) It doesn't look super great, but hey it works:D Sorry the background is messy in the pics. We had to paint it in my brothers shop that he doesn't use anymore;) The little...
  16. Health & Wellness
    Hi All! I have been struggling with this off and on for years now, and it's out of control this time. I have a 10 year old nubian doe, Louise. I've only bred her twice. It's been almost 5 years since the last time she was bred. Last month one side of her udder started filling up. I milked out a...
  17. Beginners Goat Raising
    Background: I have four Nigerian Dwarf does and one buck (plus a Boer baby, but he doesn't factor into breeding!:P) Three of the ladies will be one in April. I plan on breeding two of them this May and one the following fall. The last I will wait until next spring because she had a setback after...
  18. Beginners Goat Raising
    Being still pretty new to goatkeeping, I am trying to decide which direction to go breed-wise for my herd. I have a registered Mini Nubian doe and her two registerable doelings, and they are adorable and friendly and I love them. I also have a mostly Alpine grade doe we got as a bottle baby (she...
  19. Dairy Diaries
    Hello. I’m new here, so hoping I’m doing this right. So basically, I was doing an experiment in preparation for us being gone two and a half days later this month. I wanted to see if I could decrease my doe’s production enough that I could leave her for two and a half days without having to...
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    Introductions
    Hi, my name is Cathy and I’m new to Goating. We have two female Nubian/Alpine mix doelings and a You g Pygmy wether. We got them mainly for forage as we live on a 30 acre farm which has been overgrown with every thorny, nasty, invasive viney plant known to mankind, lol!!! We want to clear...
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