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  • #250005
    baringapark
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    Hi All

    As we have decided to move away from beef and milking cows :@

    We are now seeking 2 does in milk pref. with kids at foot. We are happy to pay a fair price as we realise that this is a big ask! Also happy to travel for the right goats. First preference is British Alpines, second Toggies, but will also consider crosses of these breeds.

    TIA

    E

    #436864
    Ggang
    Member

    Great decision E :tup: if only you were closer……….

    but good luck finding some nice does 😀 keep an eye on

    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~goats/dgsavictoria/adverts.htm

    I would also suggest contacting Rick Howard the Vic branch president and Glenys Keays the secretary and asking them if they know of anything for sale. Both have British Alpines

    You will find contact details at

    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~goats/dgsavictoria/whoswho.htm

    Anne

    #436865
    Muzzy
    Member

    Ggang, what type of goats do you have? and do you sell them? I am looking at getting a milking goat with a kid at foot myself in the near future (must talk hubby into it). 😉

    #436866
    Ggang
    Member

    Hi Muzzy

    I breed British Alpines and I truly believe they are ideal for “family milkers ” They will milk through for years if you dont want a kid every year – and they give a good quantity of milk with the highest butter fat level of the swiss breeds. They are highly intelligent as very sociable 😀 which leads some people to say they are noisy 😆 but its just that they love to talk to their humans !

    I am building up a herd with the aim of selling some occasionally

    Anne

    #436867
    Muzzy
    Member

    excellent, when I convince hubby I will see if you have any for sale. Cheers Marlo :):p:o

    #436868
    baringapark
    Member

    still looking 😀

    #436869
    Tullymoor
    Member

    Make sure you get tested and clear animals E. Apparently Victoria is notorious for untested herds/animals.

    PM lovemygirls for more leads and good info :tup:

    #436870
    baringapark
    Member

    bumpy …s-t-i-l-l looking…

    Must be CAE & JD clear, free and tested 😉

    #436871
    Ggang
    Member

    cant help with free ones but if you look at http://home.vicnet.net.au/~goats/dgsavictoria/adverts.htm there is a British Alpine doe in milk for sale in Vic – down the page a bit Adam Fontana’s herd reduction. he is a well known breeder and though the add doesn’t says CAE and JD tested I would think it would be ……..

    Anne

    #436872
    baringapark
    Member

    I am happy to pay, I meant JD and CAE free :shy:

    shall check it out 😀

    #436873

    how do you feel like a trip to sunny, stinkin hot (today) Qld? 😀

    We have a few. All tested, accredited and clear.

    However, they are Nubes, not BA’s or Toggs.

    Contact the Fed Secretary – Simone. dgsasec@bigpond.net.au

    She may be able to help

    #436874
    baringapark
    Member

    Well we found our milking doe!!!

    She has been with us now for 3 weeks. Judith is an older British Alpine, and she came complete with her mini goat companion, Lily. I have found the transition from milking the cranky cow to milking the sweet doe an easy one 😉 I actually look forward to milking time now instead of dreading it! We are loving the milk! I am milking anywhere from 1.25 – 2L per day on one milking alone!

    So far I have made ice cream, yoghurt, ricotta cheese and an interesting yoghurt cheese that was yoghurt gone wrong :shy:

    I am now wishing for more land and more fodder trees so I can increase my goat herd 😆

    Both does may be in kid, so that will be interesting :confused:

    #436875
    ballamara
    Keymaster

    When you asked for ask doe E I thought you were after a dear and pondered how on earth you were going to milk that:lol:

    #436876
    Ggang
    Member

    Goodonya E :tup:

    #436877
    bdm6125
    Member

    Ggang…how are your goats going??? I’ll be begging for one of your babies soon!!!!!!!!

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