Saturday, August 10, 2013
Mid-sized Dairy Goats
The full sized goats I have give over a gallon a day each when at their peak. That was way more milk than we need anymore. So I crossed my full sized good milkers (La Manchas) with my good Nigerian buck. These does (in the foreground of the below picture) were born in January and are growing nicely.
I can tell already they will have very nice, long easy to milk teats as their moms and should give me about a half gallon a day once fresh. The largest of the two, Amelia (brown with white), I will be breeding when she is eight months old in September.
I will then breed her sister (Mini bell) in the spring.
I am very excited about seeing how they milk and am so very please so far in their growth, size and quality.
God is so good, always! I always feel so very blessed in the life He has given me. I am so grateful.
I will leave you with a few random pictures on the farm the last few weeks!