Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Judy H
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  • United States
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Milk taste

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle May 1. 7 Replies

In November I purchased a new doe as I decided I want to improve my herd.  She is 4 years old, and has freshened twice before coming to me.  She was already bred when I bought her.  She comes from…Continue

Evaluating Buckling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy H Apr 11. 4 Replies

Can someone point me towards a good source of information on how to evaluate a buckling?  I am not finding it in the archives, maybe I am not using the correct search terms.  I am improving my heard…Continue

Trembling kid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Mar 19. 3 Replies

Yesterday I had my three 1 week old kids disbudded by the vet.  Everything went well.  This afternoon he must have knocked one of his horns, blood was gushing every where.  Luckily we caught it…Continue

Need source of Selenium/Vit E powder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy H Mar 11. 4 Replies

Does anyone have a source of Selenium/Vit E powder to order from?  I am all out, and Hoeggers Farm Yard are not answering their phones so I am hesitant to place an order online.  I don't see anyone…Continue

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Judy H replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Perry's milking machines
"Glenna - thanks a ton for your review, I appreciate it!  We will most likely go with the Simple Pulse as it looks like the best option for now although it looks like our purchase will be delayed until next Spring.  Maybe by then they will…"
May 13
Judy H replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Perry's milking machines
"Julia, thanks for bringing the Simple Pulse milker to my attention, I had not see it before.  It looks like a nice system.  The reviews are all great, except there is one concern that a few people raised.  Apparently it can spray out…"
May 7
Judy H replied to Misfits Farm's discussion Perry's milking machines
"Does anyone have an opinion on this milking machine, or have heard of  Affordable Milkers LLC? https://www.affordablemilkers.com/products/complete-mini-milking-machine-for-goats-sheep-nigerian-dwarf-w-welch-2858b-01-vacuum-pump Since Hoeggers…"
May 7
Judy H replied to Jabe Thomas's discussion Free-Choice Selenium Bucket
"Fertrell has a Selenium/Vit E product similar to what Caprine Supply used to carry. You will not see it listed on their website.  But my local feed store/livestock supply store called them and ordered it for me.   There are some links in…"
May 6
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Milk taste
"Wow! This is super cool! I hope you'll continue to share. I'd love to see how it changes over time!"
May 1
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Milk taste
"Deborah, that makes sense.  Butterfat scales with volume: goats have more butterfat than cows, and within the goat family our littlest dairy goats have the highest average butterfat.  So I can see that as her volume decreases in her…"
Apr 28
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Milk taste
"Statistically speaking, if you look at lactation averages, does' butterfat is at its lowest around 6-8 weeks. I've never actually drank milk from does at that point because they're nursing babies here. We do milk does with single kids…"
Apr 27
Patty Meyer replied to Judy H's discussion Milk taste
"I wish I had some magic for you. :)  Sounds frustrating.  Sounds like maybe she just makes more volume with less of all the good stuff in it.  From my experience, as lactations go on, the milk becomes richer.  I hope that happens…"
Apr 25
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Milk taste
"Right now I am giving her 2 handfuls of BOSS which I think is somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3 cup (I need to measure it) with some sweet grain when I milk her in the mornings.  Should I be giving her more than this?  She shows no signs of…"
Apr 24
Phebe replied to Judy H's discussion Milk taste
"Does she show any signs of mineral deficiencies?"
Apr 24
Phebe replied to Judy H's discussion Milk taste
"I would try a generous amount of BOSS, and see if that helps?"
Apr 24
Judy H posted a discussion

Milk taste

In November I purchased a new doe as I decided I want to improve my herd.  She is 4 years old, and has freshened twice before coming to me.  She was already bred when I bought her.  She comes from wonderful lines, and milk scores on both Dam and Sire's sides are great for many generations back.  She kidded with 2 lovely doelings and 1 handsome buckling who are now 7 weeks old, she is a fabulous mother and has the sweetest personality.  Last week I started milking her once a day, volume is…See More
Apr 23
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Evaluating Buckling
"That's a good point.  I should offer him for sale and if he doesn't sell then I castrate.  I am selling 3 other kids and 3 adults (2 does and 1 wether), so I'll just add him to the line up and see what happens."
Apr 11
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Evaluating Buckling
"With parents who have LA scores like that, he's probably a pretty nice kid. Figuring out the topline isn't that hard. It really is just as simple as I explained it above. I'm sure you know what level or flat is. What you do NOT want…"
Apr 11
Judy H replied to Judy H's discussion Evaluating Buckling
"Thanks for the guidance Deborah.  His Dam's LA score was 85 as a first freshener, and dam's mother is 88.  His sire's mother's score is 87, and her dam is 89.  So they fall in the very good category but not…"
Apr 10
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Judy H's discussion Evaluating Buckling
"The ultimate value of a buck is in the daughters he throws. Since you don't have a crystal ball, the best you can do is look at his mother and his sire's mother. Are they excellent milkers with good mammary systems? If the parents have LA…"
Apr 9

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At 10:02pm on October 14, 2014, Diane Kennedy said…
I looked up his pedigree and will send you details tomorrow. He's registered with ADGA. Sire's bloodline is mostly Chenango Hills and dam's bloodline is mostly Dawnland. Chenango Hills has many milk stars and national milking awards.
At 10:00pm on October 14, 2014, Diane Kennedy said…
Hi,

He has scurs- horn scurs- not scours. He's very healthy.
At 2:00pm on October 14, 2014, Diane Kennedy said…

I need to look up the boys' pedigrees for you. The buckling did sire kids, for a woman I had originally sold him to. But then she decided she didn't like his color (brown and white) and wanted more colorful goats. I have both of his parents and they're wonderful goats, so I took him back and have been trying to decide whether to sell him. He has scurs, so I wouldn't charge very much for him. His dam is a good milker. I should be able to send you details of his bloodlines tonight or tomorrow.

 
 
 


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