Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Janice Murphy
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Any thoughts about purchasing semen?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janice Murphy Feb 26. 2 Replies

we would like to breed our two does SOON and have missed their heats the last few months from being overwhelmed with other life events. We don’t seem to have too many options for bucks in the Puget…Continue

Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janice Murphy Mar 26. 10 Replies

hello, we are a family of four, living in Seattle on our tiny urban farm of  half an acre. We welcomed our two does last July , mama Peaches (almost 3 years old) and daughter Loosa (almost 2 years…Continue

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Janice Murphy replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Yes, it’s pretty frustrating but what can you do ? We have learned a lot and will be ready next time around."
Mar 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that! "
Mar 26
Janice Murphy replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Thank you, Suzan.  My husband said last night that sometimes the goats are the only thing keeping him sane, so THATS a good thing. As Deborah predicted, Murphy’s Law stepped in for our breeding plans. We had finally got everything lined…"
Mar 24
Suzan Shipp replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Welcome and glad you are enjoying life with goats.  They do keep it interesting for sure"
Mar 24
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Yes, I'd breed the younger one ASAP, but as I said, not all does come into heat in the spring, so you might want to breed whichever one happens to come into heat -- if either of them do. Too bad you don't have a crystal ball. As soon as…"
Mar 11
Janice Murphy replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Thanks all. I found the genetics site and that is most helpful. Also joined ADGA. Deborah, you mentioned our does might be getting a little old for first freshening. Loosa will be two in May ( Peaches is her mom so not a first freshener,…"
Feb 26
Janice Murphy replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Any thoughts about purchasing semen?
"Thank you Deborah. Sounds like AI is not the way to go for us. We are in contact with a local farm Rainy Sunday Ranch, who have a few bucks and are helping us with timing. We have a buck rag now!"
Feb 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Any thoughts about purchasing semen?
"The biggest investment in doing AI is in purchasing a semen tank, which has to be kept charged to keep the temperature cold enough. I don't remember the temp, but it is way below zero. I haven't looked into them in a long time, but last…"
Feb 25
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Welcome to the group, and congratulations on your goats! If you want to breed your girls, I'd suggest sooner rather than later. They are getting a little "old" to be first fresheners. If they come into heat now, you can breed them for…"
Feb 25
Neidt and Day Farm replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"If you are an ADGA member and you get the "subscription" list then you can pull bloodlines that way.  I have been loving that option!"
Feb 24
Janice Murphy replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Thank you, Rachel. That is very helpful information. A lot of info to assimilate in this goat business! We are so enjoying the girls, they have added so much to our lives."
Feb 19
Rachel Payne replied to Janice Murphy's discussion Hello all, introducing ourselves, and questions about ADGA
"Congrats on your new does!  The site you're looking for is adgagenetics.org. There you can search pedigrees and production history, etc. Adga.org is the regular, main site with forms, member services, etc.  Being a member will save…"
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Janice Murphy left a comment for Janie Hynson
"Thank you, Janie. Excited to start learning from others!"
Jan 25
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"Welcome to the group, Janice! "
Jan 25

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