Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Patty Meyer
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Interesting article on udder development and dam raising kids.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer Aug 22, 2017. 4 Replies

One interesting point of view on udder/teat development.  Hope the link

Mastitis Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Oct 2, 2017. 11 Replies

Hi all,My best milking doe came down with a case of mastitis.  Last Friday, I should have detected it because her production on the infected side was noticeably lower.  But, I was very busy, prepping…Continue

So...I lost a perfectly healthy seeming doe today...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer Jul 3, 2017. 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


Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Meyer Apr 19, 2017. 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

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Patty Meyer replied to Jacob Patrick Kirtley's discussion New to the Forum
"Welcome! :) "
Aug 19, 2018
Patty Meyer replied to Linda Klein's discussion Bred to a much bigger goat?
"You certainly were very lucky.  We raise mini-nubians, and our kids have all been between 4 1/2 and 7 1/2 pounds.  Usually in the middle of the two.  I'm glad things turnes out well."
Jul 24, 2018
Patty Meyer replied to Jacy Wasoski's discussion About Me?
"Welcome, Jayce!  Best wishes to you! :)"
Jul 24, 2018
Patty Meyer replied to Aaron White's discussion Hello from South Carolina
"Congratulations!  It will be fun seeing things unfold for you.  Best wishes with all!"
Jun 24, 2018
Patty Meyer replied to Barbara Seliga's discussion Newbie here
"Hi Barbara, I don't have experience with raising goats in Wyoming, but goats love to browse on pasture.  I suppose it depends on what is in the pasture, but there are so many things that benefit goats in most pastures.  They welcome…"
Jun 16, 2018
Patty Meyer commented on Julia @Woody Glen Farm's video

Leela's linear appraisal 04/29/16

"I should have watched this before.  Very informative!  Thanks for sharing."
Mar 26, 2018
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Mastitis Questions
"That's interesting. Thanks for the update."
Oct 2, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Mastitis Questions
"I thought I'd update this thread, since it has been resolved.  Moon's cell count never did go all the way down to normal, and in fact went way up again, so I tried Today, following the package directions of two doses twelve hours…"
Oct 2, 2017
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Sep 25, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to Jess Johnson's discussion Urinary calculi in 3.5 month wether
"So, sreange thing... Yesterday some people who bought two doe kids from me this year called and asked for advice because one of them was constipated.  I was at work, but I wouldn't have had any great advice for them anyway.  I've…"
Sep 1, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to Deborah Eddleman's discussion Introduction
"Welcome to the group!  :)"
Aug 30, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to Naomi D'Andrea's discussion Best Wishes to Deborah and Family!
"Congratulations to you and the family, Deborah!  Such exciting news!"
Aug 29, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to salviadorrii's discussion Doe adopts newborn days before she is due
"You'll have to keep a close eye on her to make sure she can feed all of them, provided she keeps caring for them all.  Not that this will be likely to happen again, but if it had been me trying this, and I'd felt she could feed all…"
Aug 25, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to Crystal Parker's discussion New Mama
"Hi Crystal, and welcome. :)  You found a great place to read up and learn.  Cute little guys!!"
Aug 25, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to salviadorrii's discussion Doe adopts newborn days before she is due
"I wish I had some answers for you about what to expect.  I really don't know for sure, but I suspect that the doe will make colostrum for her kids, and I think you should let her fill up and not milk her.  Her getting full is…"
Aug 23, 2017
Patty Meyer replied to Patty Meyer's discussion Interesting article on udder development and dam raising kids.
":) Thanks, Deborah.  I agree with what you're saying here.  I do think that maybe she has some points about the udder and teats stretching, based on some things I've seen with my does.  I don't think it's worth…"
Aug 22, 2017

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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.  :)


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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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