When should I first clip?

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Shykid Acres, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    I live in central NY. The highs this coming week will be in the thirties. I'm thinking too cold still for sure. When SHOULD I first clip? What steady temp is good? :shrug
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    I dairy clip anyone due to freshen regarless of weather
     

  3. Kaye White

    Kaye White New Member

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    NY?? I'd wait!! I don't clip until after Easter. It's early this year...so I may add a week.

    Dairy clips= rear end, back of legs and udder I do just before they kid. But, leave the other hair for warmth.
    Kaye
     
  4. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

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    yea, I'd wait at least till late March or even into April for you. the low temps need to stay at least in the upper 60's for me to feel good about trimming.

    -Melissa