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Post by Admin on August 9th 2008, 11:04 pm

this hunky boy is our buck Velvet
don't yah love his do giggle our neighbor calls him Elvis lol

this is twitter she is half boer and then has lamonchia and nubain in her

This is Rosie she is one on the tripelt does born a couple years ago her sister's are Candy, and Cupid

This is Melody an alpine

these two are Little Jewel and Carley they are also alipnes

this is Cupid

this is Breanna she is a boer

group shot

another group shot

these are the kids we kept born this spring


Candy and Lucky were camera shy lol so no pics of them

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Post by ajharris on August 9th 2008, 11:07 pm

Very pretty. Velvet looks as if his bangs needs a trim!
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Post by 6efarm on August 9th 2008, 11:17 pm

Nice looking buck. Is he an Alpine?

Little Jewel looks like she's more Toggenburg than Alpine. She's pretty. They're all pretty!!

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Post by Admin on August 9th 2008, 11:21 pm

lol they were not that bad before erm he started perfuming them lol
yes Velvet is alpine and Mom told me that little Jewel is have togg me bad giggle
thanks we think that too Very Happy

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Post by 6efarm on August 10th 2008, 12:04 am

He's a beautiful Alpine. Smile

I thought that little girl looked Toggenburg. For all the world she could pass for purebred. Smile

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Post by Deb on August 10th 2008, 3:22 am

Great pics Anna. The farm is looking very green and healthy...and so are the animals.

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Post by Okie on August 10th 2008, 9:17 am

Those are some beautiful goats. Sleek and healthy looking. Do you milk any of them?
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Post by Admin on August 10th 2008, 10:56 am

yes we do right now we have four milking two we dried off earlier, we feed the milk to our beef calf, we plan on milking 12 does next spring

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Post by 6efarm on August 10th 2008, 11:56 am

Admin wrote:yes we do right now we have four milking two we dried off earlier, we feed the milk to our beef calf, we plan on milking 12 does next spring

Plan on milking all 12 by hand? Ouch! We're milking 4 and it's too much for me. We got a milk pump and cans from a friend and we're planning on buying new lines for it as it's set up for a cow and use that next spring as well have about the same amount of milking does as you. Smile If I thought I was going to have to milk 12 does by hand twice a day I'd have a fit. LOL

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Post by wolfpenfarm on August 10th 2008, 5:44 pm

6efarm wrote:
Admin wrote:yes we do right now we have four milking two we dried off earlier, we feed the milk to our beef calf, we plan on milking 12 does next spring

Plan on milking all 12 by hand? Ouch! We're milking 4 and it's too much for me. We got a milk pump and cans from a friend and we're planning on buying new lines for it as it's set up for a cow and use that next spring as well have about the same amount of milking does as you. Smile If I thought I was going to have to milk 12 does by hand twice a day I'd have a fit. LOL

You milk six i'll milk six. Very Happy

Got a question though how are we going to milk the angoras???

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Post by Admin on August 12th 2008, 12:04 pm

6efarm wrote:
Plan on milking all 12 by hand?
oh hell no oiy that is what our double milking system is gonna be doing Razz

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Post by 6efarm on August 13th 2008, 10:36 pm

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Plan on milking all 12 by hand?
oh hell no oiy that is what our double milking system is gonna be doing Razz

We have a milking machine, but at $100 per goat for the tubes and inflations and all that, we're slow in getting it up and running again.

Do you find that you have a market for all the milk? I'm really really hesitant to get into the dairy goats any further for lack of a market for the milk. About half our milk goes to feed the dogs and the chickens. Not very cost effective when we're spending over $200 every two weeks in feed.

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Post by Deb on August 14th 2008, 12:00 am

My ex brother in law milks about 200 goats a day. He sells the milk to the local milk bulk pick up places. You may want to contact one in your area to see if they would have a need for smaller, organic?, production.

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Post by 6efarm on August 15th 2008, 8:44 am

Deb wrote:My ex brother in law milks about 200 goats a day. He sells the milk to the local milk bulk pick up places. You may want to contact one in your area to see if they would have a need for smaller, organic?, production.

That would be nice, but Kansas laws are so strict on selling milk to anyone other than someone that comes to your farm individually. We just plain don't have the money to set up the kind of system they want. Sad I know a lot of dairy people that have tried and given up because the laws are so stringent.

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Post by Deb on August 16th 2008, 1:04 pm

Well, that just sucks. Sorry to hear that. I am not sure of what sort of money my ex bil invested in order to make his little production farm happen, but I know he had to put in the bulk tank and milking system, etc. But he is also very handy and was picking up bits and pieces here and there for a long time for free or nearly free and getting them in working order.

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Post by Admin on August 19th 2008, 12:12 am

we do not sell our milk much, we had a lady that was buying it for her eldery dog cause that was all he could keep down for awhile. Mainly it goes to the kids and any calf we are raiseing, if we have extra milk after the calf is off milk we get another calf and feed it to that, then sell the calf when the goats are dried off, this year we have not had to get another calf as we are still feeding the one we have the milk

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Post by tree68 on October 31st 2008, 1:17 am

i am sure there must be something - one of my friends's son couldn't tolerate cow's milk he had to have goats milk - that was 36 years ago = surely there must be some babies like that? advertise on the quiet? for those babies sakes?
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Post by noend on October 31st 2008, 7:59 am

surely there must be some babies like that? advertise on the quiet? for those babies sakes?
We have strict laws regarding raw milk where I live. About the only way you can sell it is to form a co op. All your customers has to buy a share in the animals that you're selling the milk from. It would be really risky to sell it any other way. If someone got sick or died from it you'd be in a lot of trouble.
You have to be really careful in this country, everybody is just looking for a way to sue somebody.
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Post by Admin on October 31st 2008, 9:15 pm

nope Tree can not do that to become a grade A dairy is a lot of work and we do not have the space or money to do so.
noend is right there are strick rules and regulations about that

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Post by tree68 on November 4th 2008, 12:31 am

very sorry if i offended you both with my ignorance.

carry on having fun with goats Wink
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Post by Admin on November 4th 2008, 1:33 am

Tree how would you have known sweetie I am not at all offened at you for your idea's darling

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