Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Patty Meyer
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  • Hovland, MN
  • United States
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So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer Jul 3. 7 Replies

I'm absolutely stunned...I had what seemed to be a perfectly healthy doe at 5:00.  At 5:30 she was dead.  What the heck?????? Here's the story:  I'd had the goats out on pasture for about an hour and…Continue

Triplets!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer Apr 19. 4 Replies

After taking a year off of breeding, we have 4 does kidding this year.  Our only ND doe kidded Easter evening.  She's a first freshener, turning two in July.  From the first sound that she was…Continue

Our babies this year

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer Jul 27, 2015. 5 Replies

Introducing Ginger's triplets!…Continue

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Patty Meyer replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"Oh...and now it looks completely normal..."
yesterday
Patty Meyer replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Don't look if you hate cute stuff!
"Congrats!  So cute!  I have no idea how my words are showing up this big... :)"
yesterday
Patty Meyer replied to Judy H's discussion Causes of Goat Polio
":( Wishing all of you the best recovery possible, and no more cases of illness."
Wednesday
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"I'm glad it seems that you found the answer.  It's hard to loose them though."
Jul 3
James Tinker replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"I had something similar happen last year to a doe at the end of her pregnancy, she bloated with no change in her feed, and at that time i just chalked it up to something in the pregnancy, however a couple month later my buck did the same thing fine…"
Jul 3
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"Thank you Deborah. :) I appreciate your encouraging words and perspective. I'm feeling quite a bit better about the situation, except for watching her poor kids get picked on by the whole herd. :( Hoping everyone quickly sorts out the new order."
Jun 1
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"I am so sorry to hear about your loss, but don't blame yourself. It can be tough to know what's happening and to do the perfect thing in the heat of the moment. I've never had this happen and can't say that I'd have done…"
May 31
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"Thank you, Kali. I really appreciate your kind words. :)"
May 30
Kali Sink replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"Aw Patty, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.  That is SO sudden, and a scary reminder of how fragile our goats can be.  I think you handled the situation as well as anyone could have in the moment.  I've never even heard…"
May 30
Patty Meyer replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"Thank you, and you're welcome. :) I do disbud them, but there are two kids in this group that have been allowed to keep their horns because their new owners want them to have horns. I don't have any polled genetics going. I did have a doe…"
May 30
Patty Meyer replied to Meghan DeGroot's discussion Anemic first freshener and an unsuccessful vet visit
"I breed mini-Nubians.  I'm only up to F2, and my F2 kids are still 50% nubian and 50%nigerian dwarf.  All my grown 50/50 mini-Nubians are around 90 to 110 lbs, I'm pretty sure.  They're definitely larger than 60 lbs.…"
May 30
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...
"After some contemplation and research about types of bloat, I'm 99.9% sure I know what happened to Francine.  It's called choke bloat, which just means she sallowed someting that stuck in her esophagus and blocked the exit of gasses…"
May 30
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So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...

I'm absolutely stunned...I had what seemed to be a perfectly healthy doe at 5:00.  At 5:30 she was dead.  What the heck?????? Here's the story:  I'd had the goats out on pasture for about an hour and a half, two hours at the most.  Around 5:00 we took them back to the barn because it had started to rain.  Everyone appeared fine, and Francine was moving along with the herd normally.  When we got them inside, Francine was looking bloated and uncomfortable.  I watched her attempt to lie down, and…See More
May 28
Cynthia Koscinch replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Minerals Question: Goats eating too much
"Thank you!  I already have that as I give it to my chickens and fill one of the bird feeders with it!  "
May 4
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Minerals Question: Goats eating too much
"BOSS stands for black oil sunflower seeds. They sell them with bird seed in most stores. They're really only needed for does in milk. It increases their butterfat. It can also help bucks if they're zinc deficient, as it has a decent amount…"
May 3
Cynthia Koscinch replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Minerals Question: Goats eating too much
"I did a site search for BOSS but am not coming up with anything... what is BOSS?  I have 2 young wethers, 1 buckling and will be getting my first doe in 2 weeks after her kids are weaned. I want to make sure I have everything I need as we…"
May 3

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North Forest Farm
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http://northforestfarm.blogspot.com/

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At 8:53am on April 18, 2014, Christie Noah McGinnis said…

I love your avitar!  Looks so much like my Miss Kitty.  :)

Christie

New Market, AL

At 8:35am on October 24, 2012, Allan Weinand said…

Hi Patty,

Thanks for your message. Very nice to hear from you and I am happy to be a part of this Nigerian forum.

I am glad you have Wren Farm Cup Cake at your farm. She was a real sweetie as a kid. I have several of her 1/2 sisters in my herd and I like all of them. Wren Farm Lily and Wren Farm Ethel (both 1/2 sisters) have become wonderful milkers and done very well in the show ring. Lily had one of the highest LA score in my herd last year "87" (the LA appraiser really liked her wide rump - which I understand is something needing improvement in the Nigerian breed).

A couple of updates on our farm - we have our 2013 "Breeding Schedule" completed and posted at our web site. We have an emphasis on some wonderful Sugarcreek, Gay-Mor and Rosasharn matches this year. We now have 5 milking star goats (1* & 2*) in our herd (2 earned their stars last year and 3 more this year). All our still milking strong here the end of October (having kidded last March). Also we have deiced to try and reduce our herd a bit more and have put 3 very nice does for sale - 2 junior does and 1 senior.  Let me know if you have any questions.   

Are you still milking? Are any other Nigerian breeders still milking? We usually try and milk through November or early December (8-9 months). We have a few farm direct sales of our milk and of course we love having our own yogurt, ice cream, etc.

Has everyone herd that it is confirmed the ADGA national show will be in St. Paul, MN in July 2013!  Exciting news for those of us here in MN.  Hope people will plan to come.

Thanks again for having this forum!    Allan

     

At 9:35am on September 18, 2012, Kathy G. said…

Hi Patty..thanks for the good words on my photography! Nice to meet u :)

At 10:41pm on August 26, 2012, Marin Waddell said…

Hi Patty, the cut on Sumac's teat seems to be healing but her milk is still coming out of the hole. I will get the vet to look at it because I'm going to have to take her to the clinic tomorrow as I think she has dislocated her shoulder. I have no idea what happened, she was limping at milking time this evening and there's definitely something funky looking happening with the joint. Apparently the weird stuff happens to her.

At 6:39pm on November 14, 2011, Kelsie Aman said…

I think it could be me stalking you because I found the link to here on your blog and I have had your blog open on my computer all day with the intent of reading it before I go to bed tonight lol.

Love your photos btw and your goats are so pretty.

 

 
 
 


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