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Old 04-03-2016, 10:39 AM
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I've been having second thoughts about dairy. I sure like the goat milk but knowing that I'll be tied to a rigid schedule is daunting at this early moment in my newly emerging retirement freedom.

I was somewhat aware of the two diseases you mention. I haven't seen the actual documents but the herder I have spoken to claims he'll present papers on demand. Though there aren't many goat herders around here, there is a lot of veterinary disease awareness and increasing enforcement. Our state ag department is run by a DVM.
Dairy is a definite full time twice a day every day commitment. Breeding, babies, milking and the sanitation req's and disease risk that comes along with it. Outside of CAE and CL (and in some areas Johne's Disease) the biggest ruminant medical issues nearly always involve either digestion or reproduction/lactation.
A sad side effect of the raise your own food movement is the orphan animals you see being given away on craigslist by people who didn't do a lick of homework and rushed in and find out they're in way over their heads.
I suspect you're doing your research beforehand.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:15 PM
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40 years ago when Mrs B & I were young back-to-the-land hippies (and going to university, and working) we had a Nubian milk goat that I milked once per day. The rest of the day I left her with her two kids. I'd separate them in the evening and milk again in the morning. After weening the kids I continued milking once per day and I think we went nearly a year before she dried off. We just didn't need as much as the doe produced from twice per day milking.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:02 PM
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You got lucky, especially with a Nuby, who are very often heavy milkers.. I have some does I can do that with, but most of mine get so tight with only one milking they are at risk of injuring themselves. I have one on milk test right now who I think is going to reach ADGA records for Toggenburg milk weight. Nowadays, goat milk is so popular you wouldn't have a lick of trouble selling your excess.
I used to make cheese and sell it into a local CSA group. Didn't take me long to figure out that it took a gallon of milk to make a pound of cheese and they both could be sold for ten bucks, so now I leave the cheesemaking to others. I get around AZ's absurd dairy laws by selling doe shares. The buyer "owns" on paper a fractional share of a particular animal for a 6 month lactation period for a set, upfront price. Normally it's a half share. They pick up their milk weekly on my timetable, in their containers. First kids are due in about 10 days an I have 8 does on share so far. Don't have the time to deal with more than about 12 out of 18 bred this year.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:10 PM
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HA! That's a brilliant work-around and marketing scheme, El. Kudos.

I'm just too damned retired to actually work on a schedule anymore. Even a natural one. Though I guess I'll never shake circadian rhythm.
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