I can only blame the feed

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by steffb, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. steffb

    steffb New Member

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    I am so very pleased this year with my milkers. Now mind you all but one doe who has kidded are grade goats. No milk in their blood what so ever.
    Although this is the first year I actually have been weighing the milk I have NEVER had such big, beautiful, full udders before.
    The kids are 3 weeks old and I got 6lbs, 5.8lbs, 5lbs and 5.5lbs from what i would call my best milkers. That is morning milk since babes are still with them all day. I have 8 others milking just not as impressive. The only thing different has been the whole grains. They don't even eat alot of alfalfa, I offer it they just don't want it. I have upped their hay.
    I will try to post a pic of the girls back side later today.
    Best part of all they all have does this year. I know who I'll be keeping. :biggrin
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS!! job well done.
     

  3. mill-valley

    mill-valley New Member

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    Wow, that is good esp. with kids on them. Looks like you got lucky...although I have seen a few "scrub goats" that could milk really well.