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    How to read dairy goat milk numbers.

    I am buying my first goats and I do not understand what the `milk` numbers are. Are they pounds of milk per year? Some kind of ranking system? Do i want a high number or a low number? Any help would be appreciated. I also don`t quite understan `age fresh` fully. I realize it is each freshening...
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    Assimilating Goats to New Home

    How do you get your goats to assimilate to their new home? I know they can go through stress during a move which can be dangerous for their health. I know I need to just sit with them when I do finally bring them to my property and slowly build a relationship with them. I was planning on buying...
  3. bollmash

    Hello from Texas!

    Hello! My name is Ashley and I am a high school student from Dallas County. This year, I will be showing a Boer doe (breeding) at many major shows across Texas as part of the FFA. The problem... I’ve never shown goats. I’ve never even owned a goat! I know nothing except for bits and pieces! I do...
  4. Limonade Ranch

    Limonade Ranch - Starting our herd

    Here is a little introduction about us. Our children are in 4-H and wanted to show goats and use milk to make products to sell to raise money for camp and other 4-H things they love to do. Last week we were gifted a 3 yr old Nigerian Dwarf buck (Mr. Buckey) from another 4-H member who has...
  5. St1ckyBun

    Goaty Decisions for a Newbie

    hey all! Im new here. Wanted to say hello, introduce myself and see if anyone was willing to impart some advice on goats. So, like many others, I am jumping on the homesteading bandwagon. I have a little over an acre of land and over the past 2 years have been taking steps towards...
  6. MrsWildside

    Aloha From Hawai'i

    Aloha! My name is Reggie, :frow:frow I live on the beautiful island of Hawai'i & I've been on the site for a few weeks now, and just haven't had the chance to sit down and type an introduction! (oops!) Since I'm partially new at this anything I can read is helpful and any advice is especially...
  7. MrsWildside

    Need Advice on 8month Doe

    Hi everyone! I'm new to this website and a little new at owning goats; I've never owned young goats before, so the question might seem a little "scatter-brained".. So I'm just going to basically describe what is going on... I have a beautiful Doeling, Gompers, she just turned 9 months (made a...
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    Help! Dying goats!

    We are very new to goat farming. We started off with 6 with 5 banded. All male of course. 3 of them have since died. 2 we just found in the morning not moving. The last one was rather bothersom... Because it was during the day and we were able to see what's going on. This morning, the boat would...
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