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Bottle feeding and hand-rearing goat kids

Posted by EasyKeeper Staff on Jun 7, 2017 4:31:21 PM

There are a number of reasons to feed your kids by hand, seperate from their mothers. This article explores why a producer might want to hand-rear kids and discusses the pros and cons of some of the different options.

Topics: Nutrition, Management, Dairy goat

Troubleshooting off-flavors in goat milk

Posted by EasyKeeper Staff on Mar 28, 2017 3:18:34 PM

Good quality milk should have a pleasantly sweet and clean flavor with no distinct aftertaste. If you raise dairy goats for milk consumption, it’s inevitable that you will have, or have had an off-flavored batch. Sometimes the flavor will pass, but other times it will persist, and drive you crazy trying to figure out what could have caused the problem. There are a many reasons why you might get an off-flavor in your milk, so the best thing to do is to troubleshoot.

Topics: Performance & evaluation, Dairy goat