milking cashmere ??

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by booboo, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. booboo

    booboo New Member

    May 21, 2010
    Hi everyone, I am new to world of goats, so new i havent got any as yet.
    I have been thinking about cashmere and was woundering if any of you milk or know someone who milk's them.I realize they would never produce like dairy breeds, but would like to know if it was worth trying and what the milk was like?
    PS have searched the net and cant seem to find any information on it.
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Hi booboo, I don't have the expertise with Cashmere's but I can say that just about any goat is milkable... of course though being bred for fiber may influence the taste and production.

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    yep, liz is right. you can milk any goat, just production will not be as high as in dairy goats
  4. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    I have milked my angoras every now and then. The taste was beautiful, very creamy. They just dont yield as much per day - about 1L was the most I got (from a doe also suckling a kid) and the lactation isnt as long (2 - 4 months)
  5. booboo

    booboo New Member

    May 21, 2010
    Thanks for that, was not sure as there seems to be so many goats for different uses.