A little Goat Management Brag

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by IHEARTGOATS, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    I mentioned this on another thread, but thought it deserved it's on post.
    This doe is 10 years old and is due to kid soon for her 9th freshening.
    She looks like a million bucks. I have a couple of 8 year olds that have kidded this year too.
    Putting this on the Goat Management forum because I have to feel like we are doing something right.

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  2. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Udder is holding up pretty well too. :nod:
    This is why good attachment is so important, when they are 10 years old and still productive.
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  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  4. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    A very big congrats!! I hope my does all age this well!! But my oldest at the moment is only 4!
     
  5. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Nice doe, great udder. You sure want those genetics to continue! Best wishes for a successful kidding! When is she due?
     
  6. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

  7. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    We don't know her exact due date. We had a number of does that didn't settle this year when we did our initial breeding, so we ran a buck with the entire group to run clean up. Soon though.

    She had the first place udder in the aged doe class at the 2018 ADGA National Show in Columbus OH. :inlove:
     
  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Beautiful lady. Congratulations
     
  9. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Very Impressed! Would never guess her age! Thanks for shareing!
     
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  10. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    She looks great! I hope mine can hold up so well. When she’s not pregnant, is she wide from all the prior pregnancies? My older does (7.5 yrs) are super wide and look preggo even when not.
     
  11. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    I have a little yearling who has a very fat, active rumen, and everyone that comes over ask if she is pregnant I always laugh and say nope! Just fat! I swear, she eats grass for about 30 minutes and her belly looks ready to POP!!!
    I know this has nothing to do with your questions it just reminded me of jenny
     
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  12. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    So happy you posted this!!! Shows others the important of udder attachments and great management. You should be proud of yourself and your girls!!! Happy kidding.
     
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  13. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I really hope that my two can stay as healthy as that.
     
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  14. Goataddict

    Goataddict Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Beautiful doe.

    I hope my goats look as stunning as that at that age.

    And after posting that pics you most post tips on how you keep your girls stunning
     
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  15. Caileigh Jane Smith

    Caileigh Jane Smith Active Member

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    Dec 1, 2019
    Missouri, USA
    Wonderful! What's your secret?
     
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  16. HMNS

    HMNS Active Member

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    Jul 15, 2019
    Brown County, Ohio
     
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  17. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2020
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  18. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Honestly, I think a big part is that we started our herd with good stock.
    We always feed the best hay available and keep it available all the time. As far as fiber we supplement the hay with alfalfa pellets and shredded beet pulp.
    Clean water. If the buckets are dirty we empty them and get clean.
    Sweetlix Meatmaker minerals and a local 18% Goat feed.
     
  19. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    I mentioned that I think we started with good stock.

    If you look at Zamia's pedigree there is a doe on both sides named Woodhaven Farm Cowgirl (and her son Tsuga)

    If you look up Cowgirl on Adga Genetics and look up her progeny you will see she freshened 16 times. Many years, she freshened twice. Obviously, she was a very hard working doe.

    I have another doe Rosmarinus that Tsuga is her sire.

    I also have a buck Madisons Meadow Rocky Road whose sire is Woodhaven Farms Cowboy Cadilak who is Cowgirls twin (litter mate) and Tsuga is his dam's sire so he is a close line breeding.

    I have used that genetic line extensively in my herd.


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  20. HMNS

    HMNS Active Member

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    Jul 15, 2019
    Brown County, Ohio
    Thanks for the pedigree info. I have a doe that's got a 'Little Tots Estate' relative way back on her sire's side. It's so interesting (to me) to research the different lines and breeding programs. Hoping some of the knowledge is sinking in so I can (try to) make good breeding decisions and improve the quality of our herd. So thankful for the internet and everyone's willingness to share. I continue to learn so much. :)
     
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