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  1. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi! I'm so glad somewhere like this exists. We have two Saanen does, they're sisters, and coming up to 10 months old. We've had them since they were five months old. They had actually been left with their mother a bit longer than most goats from that farm apparently, and so were super timid and...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi there. I'm brand new to the world of goats! Happy to be here and super excited to start this part of our farming adventure. We are looking into buying our very first goats. Primarily for dairy but we want the option of also raising for meat. After doing our research, Nubians were our top...
  3. 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...
  4. Health & Wellness
    How do these girls look? Are they normal size? The White one is A Nigerian Dwarf / Saanen cross. Her birthday was March 16th 2020. Her name is Willow Tilly is the brown Nigerian dwarf. Her birthday was Jan 1st 2020. Either her mom or her grandmother was half Nubian, but she doesn't have any...
  5. Health & Wellness
    Somehow and I have no idea how while waiting to get a nd buck to have babies with our 2 does our only buck right now is a pure saanen and one of the does ended up pregnant in completely separate enclosures I’ve heard this can be dangerous but I’m also curious to whether anyone else on her has...
  6. Goat Frenzy
    Hello. I have had some "oops" breedings that were not planned in the past. But, my question is, to those who experimental breed purposely(LOL) do you prefer does of other breeds or bucks? I know it all depends on what I am wanting out of the cross. I raise LaManchas and have been seeing a few...
  7. Goat Management
    I have a Saanen Doe that kidded 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure of protein she is getting, she does graze field all day and hay is offered. I give her about 2 cups mixed sweat feed and sunflower seeds a day. I can't make her eat the hay and was wondering about alfalfa pellets, how much to feed of it...
  8. Dairy Diaries
    Just to give you an overview on milking, keeping, feeding, rams, does and Saanen kids at Fairview, which is in Paarl, Western Cape South Africa. Got more pics of course. And videos. Of the goats, but also some presentations from the dairy goat conference there. Oh yes...
  9. Goat Frenzy
    For those who were not aware, IDGR (International Dairy Goat Registry) elected a president last month. I sent an e-mail to her (the president) asking about IDGR's Sable/Saanen policy and if Guernseys were accepted in the IDGR herdbook. This is her reply: We do currently have a policy for...
  10. Goat Frenzy
    We had a conference on milk goats supported by our MPO (milk producers organisation) on a Saanen milk goat farm (Belnori Cheesery) in Bapsfontein, which is between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa. Here are some pictures and videos from the conference: Some speakers informing us...
  11. Health & Wellness
    I'm needing info on worming my Saanen doe. She freshened last week (had triplets!). I am needing to start milking her soon, as my freezer supply is dwindling and my daughter needs the milk due to cows milk allergy. I wanted to worm her with the Ivermax (Ivermectin) Equine Paste. How soon can...
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