To ensure maximum growth, we feed doelings and bucklings fresh goat's milk until they are six months old. Wethers may get weaned slightly earlier, but we believe the extra nutrition from milk gets our kids off to the best start. At peak, they will drink three or more quarts of milk a day.
Kids also have access to limited grain, alfalfa, grazing and plenty of other treats such as pumpkin, leaves, strawberries and any extra garden produce or plants - including weeds.
With our normally severe winters, I prefer to have my herd going into winter in really good condition. It can be hard to add condition when it's cold AND they're milking or growing. However, this can result in lower LA scores, especially for young stock.
These ladies are junior does no more. I'll get them moved in with the seniors when I get caught up.
#N1774823 BD: 4/3/2016 G6S Normal by Parentage Casein A/A by Parentage
Dance came to live with us shortly after her birth and immediately fit right into the family. She's a quiet young lady who loves to stand on her hind legs and dance. She's got gorgeous dairy stength, strong feet and legs with nice body capacity and a beautiful head.
Many thanks to Deb McAvoy for this wonderful doeling. Dance's dam is a half-sister to our herd queen Monyandlived withusforashorttime.
*********** March 25, 2018 - Dance delivered twins sired by Paco. There's a lovely black doeling and a brown buckling. Dance is wonderful to milk.
Dance is well-named. She's constantly in motion. These photos show her at just two weeks of age.
HARNER DAKOTA DIVIDEND aka "Divy"
BD: 6/7/2016 G6S Normal by Parentage Casein A/A by Parentage
Daughter of Millie and Atlas
Here she is pictured just days before kidding in April, 2018.
Divy was the lastkidborninourherdin2017andwhataway toendthe season!Shewassolargeandstrongrightatthebeginningthatwewereconvincedshewasabuck.Imagineourdelightwhenwechecked!
Divy came out with self-assurance that she would be the center of attention - just like her mother Millie. She has agorgeous,widebody andstance,extremelystrong,correctlegsandearsthataretheenvyofall.I'dlikehertohaveastrongerRomanprofile,butthat'sminortous. I can't wait to milk her in 2018.
April 19, 2018 - Divy deliver triplet Paco kids. There's a black doeling and a brown and a black buckling.