Thursday, June 23, 2011

Planning for the Future

We have sold all of the baby goats that we were planning to sell.  We are keeping two, a boy and a girl.    The boy we are keeping in order to have a breeder on hand instead of having to round one up each year.  One of the members has some family that has some area that we will be able to keep it so that we won't have to have it mixing with the females while they are milking.  He will remain 'out to pasture' until his specialized skills are needed.

The female, one of us will take home and keep until next breeding season, when we will add her to the milking herd.  She is a white Saanen, which seem to give the most volume of milk, so that should increase our production.

We have also added several families to the Coop.  They are each taking a milking time.  Some of them travel quite a distance so I'm hoping they are really liking the milk or else they are wasting their time.  Nevertheless, I'm happy to have them aboard.

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