Ok...does anybody know of anybody who is trying to breed Nigerians for worm resistance. I am eager to get some of these little fellows for fun(grandchildren!) but have a direction I want to move so am moving slowly. Any genuine knowledge of efforts in this direction would be appreciated. Thanks for comments!
I am a beekeeper who breeds queen bees for mite resistance. These have been inspected by the USDA and have confirmed low mite levels after 10 years of no mite treatment. Why am I saying this? I used to have goats for pets-which I loved. "Goat-ee" would follow me in my walks throgh the woods like a dog, and sit down besides me when I would stop. I do want Nigerian Dwarfs but I want to look at potentially breeding for worm/disease resistance along with milk production. I have a small farm here in North Alabama.
Thank you, Janie. I have so much to learn about keeping my goats healthy and content. I adopted a Nubian doe from our local humane society not knowing she was pregnant. Surprise! There was a lot to learn - fast. I now have my doe and a 5 month old youngster. I am turning to the group for help and shared information as well learning from your experiences.
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Need goat equipment?
2-quart milk pail
Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)