Belnori milk goat day

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by RhinoWhite, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. RhinoWhite

    RhinoWhite Active Member

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    Nov 17, 2013
    South Africa
    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:

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    Some speakers informing us.

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    Putting a tattoo into a goats ear.

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    Painfull, but quick for the goat.

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    Green tattoo mark.

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    50 liter cheese vat.

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    the milking stable

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    milking machines

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    preparing to milk Saanen goats.

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    getting her milked.

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    After milking

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    Saanen kids.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKvUTxkQ5hA[/ame]

    Milking of Saanen goats.
     
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  2. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead Supporting Member

    Awesome...thanks for sharing!
    Was this to educate local farmers?
     

  3. Scottyhorse

    Scottyhorse New Member

    Thank you for sharing! Very neat :)

    Edit- have you figured out what house/property you're going to buy?
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very nice that you can attend something like that!
     
  5. kccjer

    kccjer New Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    NW Kansas
    That is so cool!
     
  6. RhinoWhite

    RhinoWhite Active Member

    165
    Nov 17, 2013
    South Africa
    That was done for local farmers (the farm workers on the video are however not local, the farmer there got his staff from Malawi), industry information and some education. No full courses tough, just initial exposure. The tattooing was for practical demonstration. I got some more videos, I just didn't film the tattooing of the goats ears. Should do that next time!
     
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  7. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead Supporting Member

    That is great :) Must have been fun!
     
  8. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    That is great, and those are some beautiful looking goats.
     
  9. janeen128

    janeen128 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Thanks for sharing...;) Good looking goats...
     
  10. Goat_in_Himmel

    Goat_in_Himmel Active Member

    Jun 23, 2013
    British Columbia
    Thank you for sharing. I always enjoy seeing glimpses of how things are done in different places around the world.
     
  11. RhinoWhite

    RhinoWhite Active Member

    165
    Nov 17, 2013
    South Africa
    I actually have put in an offer on a 25 ha property with two houses, big store rooms (with attached flatlet), milking stables, workers quarters, orchard, boreholes, pump, paddocks, etc. It's bushveld or to be more precise bankenveld type of vegetation.
    I just have to sort out the financing. Of the info and contacts I made at the dairy conference will help me with the business plan.

    I'd stay in the flatlet, rent out the houses, while I'm growing the herd and get the cheesemaking business running.

    :laugh:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U0yr7mfofA[/ame]
     
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