We have a small flock of mixed hair sheep and are wanting to expand it OR sell our current sheep and buy icelandics (they are typically larger than the hair breeds. And their fleeces go for more that the other woolies, so I figured shearing wouldn't be as bad with them). If we do we may do some milking and cheese making for farmers market. Their milk production isn't amazing, but could be a nice side income in the spring after lambing. I was thinking that I could try my hand at milking the goats and see if its something I'm interested in before we made decisions on what to do with our flock.
Hester Winterbourne wrote:Saanen cross pygmy looks about right to me. They are scouring a bit - have they had quite a change in diet coming to you? If you want to milk them, you will probably want to devise some sort of milking stand with a sunken bucket holder and get them used to standing nicely on it well before they kid, as pygmies can be quite feisty and are obviously rather low to the ground!
They had a parasite issue. That pictures a little old. They are nice and plump now! Thanks so much for the advice!
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