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This is last years baby buck. The one we are trying to sell. His fathers mama had great milking. We tried selling him over and over but nobody is biting. I think he is a stunner and don't see what the problem is?


The problem is there are far too many bucks and only very the best buck kids should be sold as breeders.  I personally would not buy any buck without milk records on the dam and dam's sire, at the very least. Even top breeders sell most of their buck kids for meat.

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post #252 of 257
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Are you able to prove his sire's dam was a good milker? Is his mother a good milker? How many pounds of milk does she produce a day (a pint of milk is a pound)? If you don't milk the dam, then you can't provide any proof he is from a good milking line, so he should just be wethered. There are too many bad bucks out there, anyway.

 









I agree he should be wethered but y family thinks we should leave him intact. His dads mother gave a quart a day i believe, and his mother we didnt milk she just dried up.

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The problem is there are far too many bucks and only very the best buck kids should be sold as breeders.  I personally would not buy any buck without milk records on the dam and dam's sire, at the very least. Even top breeders sell most of their buck kids for meat.

 



How would we keep that on record? Just record how much milk we get everyday? As i said the mamas dried up, if we were to breed again should milk her?

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When I said milk records I was referring to official DHIA test.  The next best thing would be barn records, meaning record the amount of milk given either daily or once a week.  You say the mother gave a quart.  I am assuming this is a Nigerian.  I am not at all familiar with the expected production of a Nigerian doe so I have no idea how good a production that is considered to be.

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post #255 of 257
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This is last years baby buck. The one we are trying to sell. His fathers mama had great milking. We tried selling him over and over but nobody is biting. I think he is a stunner and don't see what the problem is?

What a cutie! You might have an easier time selling him as a pet wether than a breeding buck though. Since they are in such demand as pets. Most farms will pick a couple bucks out of two dozen or more to sell as breeding stock. Personally on our farm we even call half of the ewes.
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When I said milk records I was referring to official DHIA test.  The next best thing would be barn records, meaning record the amount of milk given either daily or once a week.  You say the mother gave a quart.  I am assuming this is a Nigerian.  I am not at all familiar with the expected production of a Nigerian doe so I have no idea how good a production that is considered to be.


 





Yes Nigie. I will definitely look into that.

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post #257 of 257

CUTE,

What state do you live in. I am thinking about PA, does anyone live there that has Nygerian Dwarf Goats?

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