Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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October 2010 Blog Posts (2)


We are reconfiguring the herd after 5 months to better met my needs for ease of manageability. Thursday we added a 2 year old milker with Rosasharn background and a dehorned buck. The buck with horns was moved on.
I was never move excited to be able to walk the buck to the doe pen and to walk in there with him NOT threatening to butt me! The small two year old is giving more milk than my other milker and is much easier to milk. She also stood for the buck before I got her, during the ride…

Added by Jan on October 24, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Ideas about the ideal number of goats for micro dairy?

Hello all! After a summer of giving away lots of delicious chevre and cajeta (goat milk caramel that is from heaven) I am dreaming of saving for a small dairy operation I can get certified by the state. I don't think there is any business that requires such a huge commitment up front as cheesemaking/dairy, so while I found so much information online about how to get going with my 6 goats for farm and friend use, I can find almost nothing about next steps. I sent for all the State of Maine… Continue

Added by Hope Hall on October 23, 2010 at 8:38am — 9 Comments

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