Susan Pruitt wrote:Sorry Kate - I didn't mean to ignore your accomplishment. Congratulations and I wish you great success with the book! Meanwhile I'd love to hear your thoughts on the concerns I have before I jump in the deep end :)
Sunny Baba wrote:Hi Kate!
How wonderful to spread your love for goats far and wide with your book! I'm excited for you and wish you much success with your venture.
We've been raising dairy goats for 12 years now and are in love with the lifestyle as well as with the wonderful dairy products they produce. Fresh Squeezed raw goat milk and scrumptious cheeses and creamy yogurt> Mmmmmm!
I have a question for you: What is the purpose for supplementing with sulphur? Do you use yellow sulphur powder?
Sunny Baba wrote:Thank you Kate. That makes sense. Do you find that the goats exude a Sulphur smell? And does it effect the taste of the milk at all?
Someone recommended feeding it for external parasites like fleas and ticks. I have started giving it to our LGD for fleas. So far the goats don't seem to have any fleas. But I did wonder if it would taint the milk if I did feed them some Sulphur. I've heard it is also great for hooves and skin.
Interesting about Sulphur helping with Selenium absorption. Good to know.
Lee Gee wrote:Hello Kate.
Congratulations on your book.
Always looking to stack functions, is there a breed of goat that is good for MILK (long lactation preferably) and for HAIR?
Or, if not, which two breeds should I consider in each category?