Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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October 2011 Blog Posts (5)

CAE in Pygmys

Hello all, this is my first time to post.  I love all your advice, and have learned so much.  My question concerns CAE in Pygmys.  A friend would like to start a line of Kinders with my Nubian doe.  I am excited to do this with her. When asked about a CAE test, the breeder she is getting her pygmy  buck from tells us that CAE is exclusive to dairy goats.   Anyone have experience with this?   

Any insight would be very helpful. 

Added by Jennifer Cernich on October 25, 2011 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments

Setting in for Winter

OKAY.. One last purchase was made thanks to Julia Johnson of roomfor1more.. Thanks Julia!! Java Chip is doing great! I truely appreciate purchasing a buckling that has been raised to be social.. What a difference integrating them into the herd!

 

I now feel I have a great variety of bloodlines, enough bucks (3), does (4), and wethers (2) to get going on my dairy farm! I've been tackling hooves still (finding a good method is a pain the butt.. but no blood yet.. lol.. whew!!)…

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Added by Ken Olsen on October 20, 2011 at 3:39pm — 2 Comments

It finally happened...

POSSIBLY GRAPHIC IN NATURE

 

Alright, so it was that time again. My least favorite part of  goat ownership....Hoof trimming.

 

I do this every 2-3 weeks since we don't really have any rough surfaces for them to wear their hooves down. Generally speaking someone will get a booboo during hoof trimming around here and its usually me. I have clipped a goat before...usually a little dot here or there...Little blood stop and everyone's dandy.

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Added by Adrienne on October 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Growing by the day.. An update from Shaded Acres

My herd is up to eight goats.. 2 werthers, 2 bucklings, and 4 does.. I had the opportunity to buy Ginger's sister, but fought the urge!! Why do they make kids so cute????

 

The farm I bought Ginger from was another catch-the-goat-with-a-net farm.. ugh.. Maybe it's just me, but isn't it much nicer to have goats that don't run from you? The funny thing was that the farmer was keeping his goats as pets, not meat or dairy, so I'm even more puzzled..

 

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Added by Ken Olsen on October 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Little Buckling Loves the Swing!

He is 3 weeks old and has gorgeous blue eyes!

Added by Jan on October 3, 2011 at 6:52pm — 2 Comments


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