Just going to once a day today. Youngest was born 4/12 and is about 40#. Don't want to, but...long story short--my hay guy is an a**hole and I'm looking for a new one. Can't afford alfalfa pellets AND extra milk due to the gals production going down due to hay they won't eat.
and of course --they ALL MUST HAVE THE ONE PERFECT NIPPLE -- -GRRRRRR!!!!!!
evil evil evil goatlings.
Yes, what the heck is that all about?!? And from the day they were born, no less. Makes me crazy!!!
Still feeding doelings born 3/15, 2xday, but have talked about cutting back to 1xday. They are just not into that morning bottle. Little guy I purchased that was born 4/10, he'll be on the bottle for a while. At least he is NOT picky.
Originally Posted by KJFarm
Always a great feeling to be done pasteurizing mik and cleaning those lambars for the year
I just weaned the last three April kids two days ago. They were following the example of the March kids and are eating medicated meat goat to the tune of over ten pounds a day for six kids. They're into the hay very well too so at ten weeks they started walking away from the lambar with it still half full... time to wean!
What a relief to put the pasteurizer and lambar away... So much less to carry and clean up after every day!
- Allan -
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We are thinking about it My oldest are just now four months old. When I need the milk, they get shorted, but otherwise, since I'd be dumping milk since everybody is at their peak, I go ahead and fill them up twice a day.
I have june babies too so it will definitely be fall before everyone is weaned. My biggest complaint is that I have to clean the darn things so much! They get yukko really fast, and I hate all the bleaching and scrubbing.
I weaned my March kids, last week was the last day of getting to empty lambars from the other pen, they are eating so much of their pellet and eating so much hay they didn't need the milk anyway...their pen is the Sahara Desert with this drought...but alas I have another group of 5 June kids and I am keeping all of them, so I will be lambaring for awhile now. Usually the March kids would already be out in the woods pen, but I am buck poor at the moment so they are stuck in the desert eating hay.
Between milk sales and soap and 3 grandboys drinking milk, we don't have a drop to spare. Vicki
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