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Junior does are those who have never freshened (kidded).
We breed for long lactations and long lived animals, so we normally allow our does to freshen at about two years of age.
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.
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.
Our One and Only Doeling
Celtic Winds Mermade Splash
Sire: Celtic Winds JH Smooth Merlin
Dam: Celtic Winds Jsta Splashy Girl
We're delighted to have May join our herd. She's a relative of doelings I sold to Deb McAvoy of Celtic Winds several years ago. We believe she will be a strong, productive doe at Harner Farm. Plus, she has a very sweet personality.
May will not be breed for 2020 kidding. We'll let her grow and develop.