What is the name of the catalog that was mentioned in the video??
That was great! thanks Becky and Kat. Kat can I email you with any questions I have on my goats? I have been looking online about how to milk goats and you gave me the best demonstration that I've seen yet. Keep up the great work Becky. I love the videos.
Hoegger Supply Company
Oooo good - I just watched the video today and came on to look for the catalog name!! :)Got it!
Becky I stumbled on your site when I was browsing through the internet and I couldn't have found it at a better time. We just bought a piece af land in Indiana and were soon going to try to build a house. My questions are: If you build your own house do you pay for the taxes, Do you let your chickens free range, On average, how long does it take to build a home your size.Please answer my questions on you next episode and i will tune in next time.
What kind of animals do you or are going to have on the farm. How many of those animal do you or will you have?
How do you continue to keep your milk goat full of milk? DO you need a male?
Like any animals a goat produces milk as a byproduct of being pregnant, so yes for that part you do need a male, or you could do AI - however they get pregnant, then have a kid - then you can start milking - some time after that - depends on what you do - some sell the kids right away, others keep the kids on until weaned.Look for a goat with a good history of milkers... if their mother was a good milker then most likely they will - if they aren't get rid of it and any of their kids if you're serious about getting some good milk - quality and quantity. Even if it is 'cute' if you feed it twice as much and it produces 1/2 as much as your other goats then their milk costs you 4x as much (if my math is right ;).Also, the first goat she milked had a 'poor' bag - it was detached and was hanging so low - that can cause a problem - dragging on the ground, getting caught on something, etc. But if you're primary concern is milk and you only have a few (ie. you're not using a machine, etc.) then look for a uniform bag and one that isn't dragging on the ground - then try her out and ask lots of questions about her mother, then have fun!!!