Should we do it?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Broke Down Ranch, May 7, 2008.

  1. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had goats before. So I kinda know the ins and outs of them but we are considering buying a couple nubian/alpine crosses for milking. Is this the way to go? We can't afford a cow but we need SOMETHING cause we go thru almost a gallon of milk a day...BTW, these goats are $65 - is that a good price?
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes thats a real good price for them.are they bred dry or milking already.im thinking bout getting 3 nanny goats to eat grass an brush.an they are pure boar goats for $100 to $150ea.an they have the reg papers.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Quite a few threads on the pros/cons on the first couple pages here. Have a glance.

    I sell my weathers for $100 ea, so that's a great price. I have one doe who gives around 8 lbs per day, so with two decent milkers you should be able to furnish yourself with milk. I rather enjoy milking and drinking out own goat's milk... and then cheese... and then any etxra can go to the piggies. :0
     

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