Dang goat a doats...yeh yeh...'kay, I won't shoot you like Bam Bam does...(kaPOW), so here you go...if'n yer heart is set on it, eh.
I am a sheep person; goats, not so much...have fun trying to keep them in...to moi, nothing more stubborn dumb & mean than goats.
Originally Posted by Alaskan
The reason I want goats is for their milk.
is getting the paddock goat proof, and then finding a goat!
Person in town with milk goats gets only HALF a gallon, to a max of one gallon, per goat, and that is with twice a day milking. I think that sucks.
8.4 pounds = gallon of "whole milk"
6.6 pounds for a Nigerian...fifty pounder goats for the most part. Keep in mind, milk tests are done by pounds, not gallons...obviously different cream per milk ratios WEIGH different!
we believe the ND is a true dual-purpose breed not only being beautiful but also excellent milk producers! Although smaller in stature than the larger dairy breeds, they carry good weight and wethers can be sold for meat purposes. And, when a 21" tall goat can put 3 quarts of milk on the table in just one day, you know you have a great milking goat! Compact in size, very colorful, and fun to be with, the ND is an excellent choice for both young and old alike. We have been blessed with some top milk producers! One of our girls, Patience, milked 6.8 pounds on test in ONE DAY! Yes, that's equal to 3 1/2 quarts of milk!
Suz gets all sorts of milking awards for one day milk tests...you can access the rest of this ALL off her website...yeh, she's in ALASKA too...yeh Wasilla, Alaska...how's that for NOT pulling the trigger on yah.
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy, Nubians, Saanens...have fun eh. Yer sunk now...Suz is the breeder of my red ACD HyBlade if you need to know how I know about her.
You want them testing for Johnnes and CAE too my dear Al--just like my ruminants here with no keds, no lice, no foot rot, no OPP, no Johnnes, etc. ...no nada...sucks crap if'n you get diseased stock right off--healthful start, healthful LONG better lives.
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada