Our New Future Herdsire

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, May 24, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    We traveled to very north ga to a ND breeder to choose our new buck today.

    I got to name him - Sinatra!

    Can't wait to get him home!

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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    wow he will make some beautiful babies! I was wondering how dairy your NG lines are? I am just wondering how much milk a doe would produce?

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    cute! [​IMG] then again I think all goats are cute!
     
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Henry -

    Here in the south east, NDs are bred more for pets and showing than utility, so milk production has somewhat been lost. I also don't follow proper protocol (I don't start milking my does until I wean their kids at 8 weeks) so I don't see the production I could if I started milking at 2 weeks in.

    My girls give anywhere from 8 oz to 12 oz per milking. I milk twice a day. Plenty for a family of 4, but apparently low production in the general scheme. From what I understand, the experimentals like mini-Nubians and the like are better milkers.
     

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