Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Some daily goat info. . .

Considering your options for dairy goat breeds? Wanting to compare your herd production to the Elite PRODUCERS of their breed?

From ADGA's TOP TEN 2012 Breed list. . .

The highest producing does by breed for 305 day lactations:

Nubian: 3,710lbs total - An Average of 12.1lbs daily
Saanen: 5,490lbs total - An Average of 18lbs daily
Alpine: 5280lbs total - An Average of 17.3 lbs daily
Toggenburg - 4,060lbs total - An Average of 13.3lbs daily
Lamancha - 4,030lbs total - An Average of 13.2lbs daily
Nigerian - 1,630lbs total - An Average of 5.3 lbs daily
Oberhasli - 3,870lbs total - An Average o 12.6 lbs daily



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington