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how much milk will an average pygmy goat give you

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does any one have an anser because when the time comes we want to see if it will even be worth milking her

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I don't have any myself, but I've been doing alot of research on goats--we're considering raising them for milk as well.  From what I've read, it's about a quart per day for 1 goat.  Now, whether or not that's a pygmy, IDK.  But of course, you need 2 so they won't get lonely smilesmile

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i no i already have 2

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you can get some milk but very little from a pygmy as it is more of a meat goat rather than a dairy goat.  Nigerians are the mini dairy goat bred.  I have full size nugians and get over 1 gallon a day at peak between 2 milkings.

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Yeah, I think you would be better off with a Nigerian Dwarf goat if milk is what you want?

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we already hsave them there not for milk there for pets

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Pygmies are very hard to milk because of their small teat size. I milked one of mine because I needed the colestrum for the baby but I didn't do it for long it was too time consuming for the little bit of milk I did get.

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post #8 of 12
If you get an older style pygmy goat, which is taller and longer, they are much easier to milk. As well as not having many kidding problems.
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Gee, 3.5 year old thread.:/

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I read pygmys will give 1 to 2 quarts a day-that's for the dwarfs

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