Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Pamela Adkins
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  • Ramah, NM
  • United States
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A strange bad year

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Sep 26. 12 Replies

Hello all,I just had the worst weird kidding season. I bred 3 of my does for late summer early fall so far so good there I breed them for that because our winters are terrible at this elevation, now…Continue

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Pamela Adkins replied to Lil's discussion Best places to sell goats?
"The way we do it on the two group I am in on Facebook is we just say up for discussion and then direct everything to messages then to email that way any mention of buy sell or trade is completely off facebook. Now the Icelandic chicken group directs…"
Oct 12
Pamela Adkins replied to Lil's discussion Best places to sell goats?
"Here in New Mexico we have a couple of facebook groups New Mexico Sheep and Goats and New Mexico Livestock and Farm Supply. Both places are a great for finding serious buyers that are at the very least trying to do it correctly. Perhaps you have…"
Oct 9
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"If you can use rainwater, that's awesome! That will help a lot. If you switch to a new mineral and do a bag of kelp and an extra dose of copper, you may be fine in the future with just the new mineral. But keep an eye on the goats, and…"
Sep 26
Pamela Adkins replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I think I know what I need to do now. I am going to skip breeding the rest of the girls for mid to late spring this year until I get my deficiencies under control. I found a dealer that carries Thorvin Kelp in Albuquerque so I can pick that up when…"
Sep 26
Glenna Rose replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I second Deborah's suggestion about checking websites.  Also, if you don't see it on their website, call.  As far as I know, only one feed store in our area carries it. I had bought my first bags from a local farmer who has an…"
Sep 26
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I buy kelp from a local Fertrell dealer. Check their website to see if there is someone in your area who sells it. Usually it is a farmer with a fairly big operation who just wants to get wholesale pricing for themselves, so they become a…"
Sep 25
Pamela Adkins replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"Thank you Glenna, Unfortunately where I live is truly in the middle of nowhere it's a four hour drive to get to a Vet that doesn't only deal with dogs and cats. The people on the reservation have a program where a Vet comes thru once a…"
Sep 25
Glenna Rose replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I will say that I keep granulated sea kelp in front of my girls all the time, in addition to baking soda and loose minerals, all of which are in separate containers. I find my girls go through kelp in cycles - some times they eat a lot of it in a…"
Sep 25
Pamela Adkins replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I have 20 goats and 2 kids right now, they don't lose hair or look terribly faded however they could be a bit faded from lack of copper now that I consider it, I live at a high elevation and the sun is very strong it will cause some fading but…"
Sep 25
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"Sulfur is an antagonist to both copper and selenium. When I've had goat livers tested, they are usually borderline low, and we have terrible sulfur. You might need to do copper more than every six months. Do your goats lose hair on their tail,…"
Sep 25
Pamela Adkins replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I'm thinking the issue is the loose mineral! I give the selenium but iodine was not even on my radar. I can order Sweetlix or Purina, clearly the Manna Pro is not sufficient. Both of the kids had hair and no swelling under the neck and moms had…"
Sep 25
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"MannaPro does not have enough selenium or iodine in it for breeding does. It only has 12 ppm selenium. Sweetlix and Purina have 50 ppm. MannaPro does not even list iodine in its guaranteed analysis. Both of these are really important for fertility.…"
Sep 25
Pamela Adkins replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I use Manna Pro loose mineral and Copasure copper bolus every 6 months."
Sep 25
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Pamela Adkins's discussion A strange bad year
"I'm so sorry you had to experience this. The most common reason for single kids is a nutritional deficiency. What mineral do you have available? Brand? Loose or block or poured bucket? "
Sep 25
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A strange bad year

Hello all,I just had the worst weird kidding season. I bred 3 of my does for late summer early fall so far so good there I breed them for that because our winters are terrible at this elevation, now here is the weird part Maddie had a single buckling where she usually has three but no big deal there, next up was Rose my best girl with an udder that rivals a full size alpine, she normally has twin bucklings with no trouble this time she had a huge doeling, good grief she managed it but it was…See More
Sep 24

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