I grew up in an itty bitty town in the middle of nowhere, where kids played in grain silos, teens raced to beat the train (not a recommended past-time), and two weeks off during deer-hunting season was an excused absence from school.
Thank You for Comment my name is G.Ferrari I have a long time experience with milking goats now I am a Minister for Special Operations conveying Messages when came from Our Creator Holy Spirit=THE POINT IS Milking goats for each family to obtain goat milk for the family not for sale
WHY? When Adam was created honeybees and milking goats were already there to be the FIRST DOCTOR OF HUMANS bees stings are against arthritis and very good for health so is the goat milk a therapeutic milk not like cow milk-the Command is to have goat milk for every member of family the best is kefir but ESPECIALLY FOR MADES WHICH BENEFITT A LOT It is known that goat milk is against breast cancer and other diseases.
Here is my QUESTION: Abraham,to Iacob( alias Jacob) to Iosif(Joseph) to Mannaseh and Ifraim they hade thousand of goats one male for 15 females (lucky one) but no Veterinarian no microscope no goats disease books something different HOW DID THEY SURVIVE FOR THOUSAND OF YEARS ? we do something wrong WHAT IS IT ? You can publish my em [email protected] So do some search and please answer my QUESTION/over GBR TN USA//over//
GBR to all If you have milking goats you will love them a lot they are pets,play full smart the male is smarter than females and he protect the herd if you work with them since birth you will be amazed how smart they are.
I had a brochure how to grow goats to carry loads and I started years ago in NC I had 10 males with horns I assisted them at birth being a retired gym teacher and coach I did apply the same principles of training with them.
Even though you are not interested in having papers, I would make sure your new doe comes from a good milking line by checking into both parents and grandparents if possible.There are some things that goats should not have that horses do, Fias Co has the complete list on her site of what to eat and not to eat.I wish you the best of luck in your goating adventure!
Thank you, for doing this for people, I live in Goldendale, Washington and I have a number of goats, both meat and dairy and only a few registered dairy goats. Someday I hope to have all registered dairy goats, but as for my meat goats I am not as picky about papers. I love my goats and we have a small farm The Glory Farm on 240 acres.
Thanks for the tips. Though I want to keep goats just for my needs I still find your post very useful. Who knows ? I might have too many in the future. Now I know the importance of registration papers in goat herding
I was thinking about getting in to the goat business . I know nothing about them but me and my husband would love to learn . But can you make a good living selling goat milk and cheese .to be able to just work from home with the goats.
Outstanding, excellent,brilliant advice. I also have experienced the same thing having recently purchased a Texas genemaster buck,purely for breeding meat goats. After allowing rhe buckling to mature, checking testicle development, he only had one. After consulting with a very knowledgeable veterinarian, we were advised not to use him for breeding as one testicle is a genetic abnormality. This example is only one of rhe several mishaps we have been plagued with-we trusted people whose only interest was making money, not breeding quality livestock.Goats are wonderful, caring sweet aminals that will enrich the lives of those who raise them.The advice given here should be followed.
We live on a small plot of land and wanted 2 goats, a wether and a doe. We were hoping for Saanen goats, but I was wondering how much 2 Saanen goats would cost per year. Also what would they each cost for the purchase of the goats themselves? We would be new goat owners so any advice is helpful!
I asked if doe had been tested and she said no: This is a red flag for me. I would never suggest buying a goat that does not have recent test (3 months). The goats could be sick, have a disease or worms that would transfer your soil and contaminate it forever. Even if they have Johnes disease (a common disease in goats), there is no cure for Johnes disease. There is nothing to rid the soil of it other than indeterminate amounts of time.
Since mother of this doe is registered and that I can register this doe. No. Both the mother and the father have to be registered in order to get the kids registered. If she did not own the sire, she has to provide breeding papers (buck papers). This is something you can only get from the breeder, you can not register goats on your own.
I have some experience with milking goats-Here is what I learned from old people with experience:Buy female goat with full UDDER only not young or no milk/ Instead of keeping a male use the service of frozen sperm insemination to avoid inbreeding /wash your corn (if you buy it)it could be chemically treated/ hard to find females with good performance/ In the countries of good breeds milking goats( Europa-Europe but not only) the breeding process is in the hand of a Specialist which know how to create a Bank of good lines to be sold to people,in USA there is no such think but could be organized/ Papers are not a good sure guarantee for good plenty of milk/ And HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFO.WHICH CAME FROM OUR CREATOR; FIND IN THE MULTITUDE OF THE BIBLES TRANSLATIONS GOATS FOR MILK,AND THE COMMAND TO HAVE GOAT MILK EVERY DAY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY BUT MORE IMPORTANT FOR MADE ,young and adult WOMEN- IT IS POSSIBLE THAT GOAT MILK OR KEFIR STOP THE BREAST CANCER AND HELP OUR HUMAN BODY IMMUNE SYSTEM FIGHT BACK-What is the secret ? goats eat a lot of herbs,bark,twigs which are good for our chemistry-the goat stomach has a system to neutralize poisons but focus on spelling:GO-AT meaning keep an eye on them or you will be in trouble.Folks is someone familiar with black milking goats I notice they keep in Africa ? Send info.if you have.Sincerely Gbr-Tennessee USA.em:[email protected]
Join us for goat yoga on the farm. Enjoy a yard full of baby goats participating in yoga with you. Our four-legged friends have no boundaries and love to assist by climbing on your back and snuggling with you in any pose!
Did you know interacting with goats has many emotional benefits? We have found that goats help bring a joyful connection to the people they meet, so let us bring our goats to you!! You will get 60 minutes to snuggle and play with 2 baby goats.
WDFW and the U.S. Forest Service are interested in better understanding the dynamics of interactions between mountain goats and humans, particularly on popular trails and camping areas. Please use this online form to report mountain goat encounters in Washington.
With their all white coats and shiny black horns sported by both sexes, mountain goats can be relatively easy to spot. Their horns grow from a bony core and are not shed like antlers on other ungulates. The age of a goat may be determined by counting the annual growth rings which are formed each winter except the first year. The male's horns have a wider base and curve back in a greater, more uniform arc. The female's horns tend to curve more toward the tip. Muscular development of the males' shoulders and depth of the chest are greater than that of females. Probably the best way to distinguish male and female mountain goats is their urination posture. The male stretches forward with the front legs while keeping the hind legs stationary. The female stands in place and squats on her hind legs.
At birth, young goats or kids stand about 13 inches at the shoulder and weigh 5 to 7 pounds. Yearlings may average about 45 pounds and 2-year-olds about 55 pounds. Mountain goats continue to grow through their fourth year achieving average weights of 125 to 155 pounds for females and 135 to 180 pounds for males.
Between 2,400 and 3,200 mountain goats are estimated to live in Washington. Mountain goats are native to the Cascade Range, and can be found from the Canadian border on the north to the Oregon border on the south. A few mountain goats inhabit the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington where they have probably colonized from reintroductions in Oregon. Mountain goats are not native to the Olympic Peninsula; these goats descended from introductions in the 1920s.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) classifies the mountain goat as a game animal. A limited number of special, once-in-a-lifetime mountain goat hunting permits are issued each year on a draw basis to hunters who apply with valid licenses and tags. The season is open from mid-September through October in selected portions of Regions 2 (Northcentral), 3 (Southcentral), 4 (North Puget Sound), and 5 (Southwest) of the Cascade Range. Mountain goats are present in all three national parks in Washington (North Cascades, Mount Rainer, Olympic), where no hunting is permitted. Mountain goats are also present in sections of Indian Reservations within Washington, including the Yakama Reservation. See the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet for additional information.
On June 18, 2018, after years of planning and extensive public review, the regional director of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) signed a Record of Decision, authorizing the beginning of a plan to remove mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) from Olympic National Park (as well as adjacent portions of the Olympic National Forest). For the first few years of this work, the approved plan called for most mountain goats to be captured live and transported to staging areas on the Olympic Peninsula where they would formally become the responsibility of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). From these staging areas, mountain goats would then be transported to pre-selected staging areas in the North Cascades, and then brought to release locations where they would be returned to the wild. 781b155fdc