I need some help making the decision! I plan to stop milking my doe in Sept./Oct., mostly because I want to do other things for Fall and Winter and I want a nice vacation! So I can either keep my doe and dry her off - or - sell her in milk. If I keep her, I need to sell her doeling, who seems like she will be very nice as well (3/4 Saanen and should be a good producer). Reasons to keep the doe are that she's a 2nd freshener now, and is extremely easy to handle and milk. She gives a lot of good tasting milk. Even my husband appreciates her milkstand behavior (she's almost perfect, 'cept when the mosquitoes are bugging her). She is not a good mother, but that has worked out OK for milking. Reasons to sell her are that she will bring more money than a doeling, someone could milk her through winter, and she does have asymmetrical teats (right side is a little more difficult to milk, teat orifice seems a little smaller and the teat points out just slightly). My left hand has to milk the wonky teat, and my hand gets tired... I can see the value in better symmetry. Also she does not have great ligs. They are not terrible, but could be improved. So if I sell her, I would keep the doeling she produced this year in hopes that she would have better teat/lig conformation (she is out of a good dairy buck, but who knows how she will turn out). The downside is that I'd have to train the doeling to milk next year, and obviously she is unproven as a milker and a mother. I have not started a goat milking before, but I have started a cow, so I am not completely overwhelmed (can't be fun, tho)... The other downside is that I plan to keep one of the Saanen doelings, so I'd have two first fresheners next year. Yuck. The upside to that would be that I could start them out with once a day milking, so the schedule could be a little easier... I do plan to breed whichever does I keep to a Boer. I don't plan to retain any of next year's kid crop, so I am not working on a breeding program so much as a production program of milk and meat. And I will be keeping my does for two kidding cycles... Anyway, please give me your thoughts and recommend a course of action for me. As a newbie to the goat world, I have nooooo idea what is best for my 2nd year in goats. Thanks!