Intro from SE Ohio

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by RadioFlyer, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. RadioFlyer

    RadioFlyer New Member

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    Hello!
    I'm from southeast Ohio and just getting started with dairy goats. My husband and I have about 5 acres and have been here 20 years come November. We've been breeding Boer goats but the problem is that the market is super saturated here and I get too attached and can't bring myself to butcher my own goats (only because I don't 'have to'). The dairy aspect of goat raising is very appealing for the milk and milk products, and the show-bug is nibbling at me again!
    We currently have 9 Nigerian Dwarf goats, a grade Alpine doeling, a recorded grade dry yearling LaMancha/Toggenburg with one heck of a milk background. we still have a few percentage Boers left and I plan on keeping 2 or three that have been disbudded. I think I'd like to try milking one (who is part Nubian and Alpine) for the high butterfat content.
    I just became a member of ADGA and am reading my packet and trying to learn what's what in the dairy goat world. I'll be attending the ODGA conference with Roseanna (Dousthouhavemilk - who I think the world of as a friend) too and really excited about going.
    Any and all advice from the experienced is always greatly appreciated.
    My user name comes from my very best friend, my Miniature Pinscher who just turned 15 years old. His registered name is Radio Flyer, we call him Radish. He's been my constant companion for 14 years and I couldn't love him more if I'd given birth to him myself. He's been a super little farm dog too.
    We'll be going under the name Kidville (or Kiddville) for our farm name. (which one looks better?)
    Anyway, I'm looking forward to learning lots, thank you for having me!
    Kim Miller
     
  2. Caprine Beings

    Caprine Beings New Member

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    Welcome to DGI Kim. You'll find alot of information on here. Congratulations on your dairy herd. Tammy
     

  3. Amanda Lee

    Amanda Lee Member

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    Hi there and welocme!
    Read all you can in 101. There is so much get information there. Good Luck
     
  4. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Welcome Kim! You will find tons of excellent information here.

    I love your dog's call name. :)

    Sara
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Hi and WELCOME to the forum!!
     
  6. whimmididdle

    whimmididdle Guest

    :biggrin Great ...more ND's on here. You got to love 'em.

    Welcome to the forum here...

    Whim
     
  7. coso

    coso Guest

    Welcome. Come on in and sit a spell. :hello
     
  8. Belle

    Belle New Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!!!
     
  9. laughter777

    laughter777 New Member

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    Hi! Welcome! Great bunch to learn from here!
     
  10. Wendy Tinney

    Wendy Tinney New Member

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    Welcome to the world of dairy goats! You've come to the right place for information. I've learned so much!

    Wendy
     
  11. Bethany

    Bethany New Member

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    Hi Kim!! Welcome, glad you joined. :D
     
  12. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    Hi Kim and Welcome to the "dark side"!

    Autumn
     
  13. 2Sticks

    2Sticks New Member

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    Hi Kim,
    Welcome and glad to have you among us!

    Tamera
     
  14. leslieh

    leslieh New Member

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    Welcome to the forum! Lots of great stuff here!

    Leslie
     
  15. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

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    Yay...another Ohio person! lol Welcome to the forum! :)
     
  16. chewie

    chewie New Member

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    hi! i am new to goats too, and these folks are something else! i've asked alot of dumb questions, and yet they've answered them all! hope you enjoy your milkers as much as i am mine, they are alot of fun. and the milk is just awesome!
     
  17. RadioFlyer

    RadioFlyer New Member

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    WOW, you all sure know how to make someone feel right at home. Thanks muchly!!! :thankyou
     
  18. Theresa

    Theresa New Member

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    :hi Welcome to the forum! Lots of great info and people here.
    Theresa
     
  19. Terry

    Terry Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Terry
     
  20. shawhee

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    Welcome! :D

    Shawna