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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Goats For Sale
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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...
  16. Health & Wellness
    I have a pet pygmy doe who was bred back in 2014, was pregnant with 5 (yes, FIVE) babies but went into labor too early and lost all of them. This was her 4th pregnancy and after this tragedy, we sold the buck to prevent this happening again. Fast forward to now (2019) and she STILL has liquid in...
  17. Goat Management
    I have a polled doe in milk that is 7/8 Nubian and 1/8 Nigerian dwarf. She isn't registered and I'm wanting to sell her but I have no idea how much to ask. Her milk is excellent with no goaty taste, she is such a good mom, and very healthy. She has tested negative for CL, CAE, and Johnes. She is...
  18. Introductions
    Hi everyone, I am fairly new to raising goats, looking for a little help. My nubian recently kidded but the babies were all dead by the time I found them, (not sure what happened there) i figured she should still have milk, and have been trying to milk her but bit getting much. She also looks...
  19. Goat Management
    Hi all, First I wanted to thank everyone for the help so far. This site has been extremely helpful. My question/topic is in regards to keeping one goat by herself at night. I have a doe, her 8-9 week daughter, and an unrelated 10-11 week buckling. I want to start milking the doe. I want to do...
  20. Health & Wellness
    Ivomec is a brand name for the chemical ivermectin, a wormer used in the beef and lamb industries that has somehow become viewed as a potential go-to wormer in goat dairy operations, despite the fact that it is illegal to do so in commercial cattle dairy operations due to the long-term...
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