Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Average Breed PRODUCTION Numbers in Dairy goat Herds on Milk test / DHIR for 2015


Keep in mind, herds that test will generally be some of the top production herds, so your averages are very likely to be less, perhaps substantially so.
DOES 275-305 DAYS in MILK
Breed - Average LBS over lactation daily - Butterfat - Protein
ALPINE 9.2lbs 3.2 % Butterfat 2.9 Protein
LAMANCHA 8.4lbs 3.7% Butterfat 3.1 Protein
NIGERIAN DWARF 2.5lbs 6.3% Butterfat 4.4% Protein
NUBIAN 6.9lbs 4.8 % Butterfat 3.8 % Protein
OBERHASLI 7.8lbs 3.7 % Butterfat 3.0 % Protein
SAANEN 9.9lbs 3.2 % Butterfat 2.9 % Protein
TOGGENBURG 8.3% 3.1 % Butterfat 2.7 % Protein



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