Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hay - free choice or ration?
"Gotcha! Sounds like goat feed here. And I agree with Rachel that free choice is fine for hay."
5 hours ago
Susan Peach replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hay - free choice or ration?
"Sorry, must be a local term. It's short for "goat textured ration" and is a mix of rolled grain, some pelleted stuff, vitamins and minerals, and a touch of molasses. Whatever the specifics, the goats LOVE it lol!"
8 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle commented on Freddy wright's blog post milk
"Hi Freddy! The best thing for a goat is goat's milk, but if you don't have any, you can use goat milk replacer or cow's milk from the store. When you have a question like this, it's best to post in the "Forum."…"
9 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hello from BC
"Welcome to the group! Great to have another person from Canada!"
9 hours ago
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hay - free choice or ration?
"What is goat text?"
9 hours ago
Myra Isaac replied to Myra Isaac's discussion Drying off doe that has a problem with copper deficiency
"Thanks!! I'll see if I can find it. My local TSC is so small they don't carry all the stuff I wish they did."
12 hours ago
Freddy wright posted a blog post

milk

Can a goat drink vitamin D milk ??
13 hours ago
Freddy wright posted a status
"Question !! Can a goat drink store bought milk from a cow??"
13 hours ago
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hay - free choice or ration?
"Free choice is fine! "
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Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Susan Peach's discussion Hello from BC
"WELCOME!! Good to have you!  "
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Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Judy H's discussion Assistance needed on How to do fecals with microscope
"This tutorial is great if you have a McMaster slide (I bought one on ebay): http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSA-9608.pdf Otherwise these instructions are great for using a regular cheap slide: http://fiascofarm.com/goats/fecals.htm"
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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Assistance needed on How to do fecals with microscope
"I can't remember where I bought the supplies, but if you search for "fecals" on here, you will find some old discussions on this exact topic. We originally "made do" with a syringe holder for flotation and made saline…"
Saturday
Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Breeding memo practices
"Even though your herd name would be on the registration, the bloodlines of the herd you get your stud service are still listed on the pedigree. (which I know YOU know... but just for other readers who might not) I think the limitations of…"
Saturday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Glenna Rose's discussion Breeding memo practices
"There are "Doe Only" service memos that are given at the time of breeding, so the registry is actually the one that enforces it. They won't register a buck if you send in a "Doe Only" service memo. Both AGS and ADGA have…"
Saturday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Myra Isaac's discussion Drying off doe that has a problem with copper deficiency
"Morantel tartrate is the dewormer that is solid, so it's sold as a feed additive or as a feed. It's basically pellets. If you can get the feed additive, that's probably better because you can add it to their regular feed, so…"
Saturday
Beverley Sieminski replied to Judy Asarkof's discussion Kid lightened in color following disbudding - copper or something else?
"I have also seen color changes - and you are so right.   This site is great,  always good to learn from others.   I used to belong to a great dairy goat club in Colorado but haven't been in one since.  I learned a…"
Saturday
Beverley Sieminski replied to Judy H's discussion Assistance needed on How to do fecals with microscope
"If you go to fiascofarm.com -she has some good instructions.    I learned from that and my vet said I was doing a pretty good job of it.    Also -I got my microscope from costco.com   It came with the slides…"
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Hay - free choice or ration?

Started by Susan Peach in Goats 101. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Do most folks just keep the hay feeder filled and let the goats help themselves, or do you dole out a set amount at each feeding?We were giving our goats our cattle hay until recently, as this is what they got last year and seemed to do fine on it.…Continue

Hello from BC

Started by Susan Peach in Introductions. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

HI all, I'm on the west coast of Canada in the beautiful province of British Columbia. We have a mixed farm with 8 ND goats, and one more to come in December. We have been raising these lovely animals for just over a year now and just adore them!…Continue

Drying off doe that has a problem with copper deficiency

Started by Myra Isaac in Health. Last reply by Myra Isaac 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

I've had my NDs since January of this year. Cayenne was bred late January and kidded in June. Except for one that died last winter all of my goats have been very healthy except for Cayenne who seems to be almost chronically copper deficient. She…Continue

Assistance needed on How to do fecals with microscope

Started by Judy H in Health. Last reply by Julia @Woody Glen Farm on Saturday. 3 Replies

I'd like to get a microscope and do my own fecal tests on my NGs.  How can I get more information on how to do this?  Is there a procedure written up somewhere?  Any references?  what power microscope is needed?  Any slide prep?  Is there any place…Continue

Breeding memo practices

Started by Glenna Rose in Breeding. Last reply by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres on Saturday. 8 Replies

Okay, folks, a buck was advertised that I was interested in breeding one of my girls to.  I had sent the link to my goat person who noticed something I did not.  Now I am wondering how common this is:  "Doe kid only service memo will be provided for…Continue

Kid lightened in color following disbudding - copper or something else?

Started by Judy Asarkof in Health. Last reply by Beverley Sieminski on Saturday. 3 Replies

My goats need a lot of copper and I copper bolus.  My does recently got done and needed it - I was behind in their needs as I think they increased their needs due to pregnancy and lactation.One baby in particular was much darker when he was younger…Continue

ADGA doeling and doe -- near Portland, OR

Started by Brett Zimmerman in For Sale. Last reply by Glenna Rose on Saturday. 5 Replies

Lovely and correct doeling. She is a long, level girl with strong milking genes. Her dam is also for sale as I am retaining her other doeling from this past spring. We're a new herd but focused on staying true to proven dairy bloodlines and…Continue

Tags: Acres, Piddlin, Mystic, doe, dairy

Buck Service needed near Roseburg, OR

Started by Melissa Johnson in For Sale. Last reply by Melissa Johnson Oct 14. 5 Replies

Anyone aware of buck service in or near Roseburg, OR? I am selling a doe and the buyer is looking for a smaller buck for her in a couple months. She is little over a year.Continue

Help needed finding Buck service in MA

Started by Judy H in Breeding. Last reply by Diane Kennedy Oct 14. 12 Replies

We just relocated from the west coast over to Western Massachusetts along with our 4 Nigerian Dwarf does.  They are thriving here in the hill country.  But I've run into an unexpected problem.  I am having difficulty finding a buck for service that…Continue

Pink Eye Q

Started by Rachel Whetzel at MigMog Acres in Health. Last reply by Michael Garwood Oct 12. 8 Replies

I noticed one of my doelings has a cloudy eye... and the area closest to her eyelids is very irritated looking. I think she has pink eye. I googled... because I couldn't remember what I needed to treat with. Terramycin ointment is the answer I…Continue

Tags: eye, pink

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milk

Posted by Freddy wright on October 20, 2014 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Can a goat drink vitamin D milk ??

Registered Nigerian Doe For Sale

Posted by Little Branch Farms on October 6, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

Deer Ridge Farm Sweet Pea is for sale. She kids easy. This is her 2nd time kidding. 1st time had a single buckling. This time had a doeling and buckling. Gives alot of milk. Does good on milking stand getting better each day. Has a nice full udder. We have been milking her she is in milk but is starting to dry up. Have been milking her once a day. Was still working on shaving her in picture so not…

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Dry dog food

Posted by Freddy wright on October 5, 2014 at 9:36am 1 Comment

For some reason my boat wants to eat dog food
But I don't let him
How bad is it for goats??

Looking for stud service

Posted by Audrey on August 21, 2014 at 6:42pm 1 Comment

Looking for stud service in January for healthy young doe. Promised land related buck in central n.c.

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