This morning the three does I put in with GOLD DIGGER were marked and I saw him mount them. On monday night I pulled the cidrs out of PRINCESS, IGGIE, AND MILLIE. Looks like the cidrs worked to get them to cycle together, on thursday night I will pull the cidrs out of the does I an going to A.I. on saturday. Borrowed a teaser buck from Boyd Willoughby, I will put him in with the does I am going to A.I. on friday so he can get them going. If everything goes as planned this fall will be exciting to see the kids that the A.I. bucks produce.
WE PUT SWEETLIX ALL-IN-ONE PRESSED PROTEIN BLOCK #11684 IN THE BIG FIELD WHERE SOME OF THE GOATS AND SHEEP ARE AT. WE USE THE #11684 BLOCK BECAUSE IT FOR GOATS AND SHEEP. WE WILL BE TAGGING THE GOATS AND SHEEP THE SATURDAY 6/2/12 FOR COUNTY FAIR THAT IS ALSO THE DAY WE HAVE PLANNED ON DOING A.I. ON THE GOAT, LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO BE A BUSY DAY!! THE BOTTLE BABYS FEE BEE AND CINNAMON ARE DOING GREAT, WE TOOK ONE OFF CUPCAKE WE KNOW SHE CAN RAISE THREE SHE HAS DONE IT THE LAST TWO YEARS, AND ONE OFF JUANITA SHE ONLY HAVE MILK ON ONE SIDE SO SHE HAS TWO WETHERS ON HER AND CINNAMONTHE DOE IS A BOTTLE BABY, MILLIE IS STILL PRODUCING THE MILK SHE IS GOING TO BE BREED TO GOLD DIGGER THIS NEXT WEEK, I HAVE READ YOU CAN STILL KEEP MILKING FOR A COUPLE MONTHS AS LONG AS YOU DRY THEM UP TWO MONTHS BEFORE THEY KID. AND GRACIE IS DOING GOOD WITH HER TRIPLETS.
Gracie had triplets this morning, exactly 150 day from when she was breed. She had two does both are colored and a buck that is white with a little color on his head. We received the straws we bought on the breeders world online ABLE ACRES ARCTIC BLAST II SALE. We got straws from three bucks, ASH CREEK PIT BOSS **ENNOBLED**, AABG BVD STATUS SYMBOL, AABG WATCHA WANT. We are excited to do A.I. and see want kind of kids these bucks produce.
Today we start the process for the A.I. project. It involved putting cidrs in the does too program the does to all cycle together. Also we debudded the horns on the wethers. Got rennet and starter so we can start making goat cheese.
cidr in applicator
Milked Millie this morning with the UDDERLY EZ goat milker. Bought it this winter after seeing a you tube video about how to use the UDDERLY EZ goat milker, I milk my goats in the barn not in my house like the lady in the video did. MIllie milked close to three quarters of a gallon this morning, Charlie gave a quart not bad for a boar. The triplets and quads are doing good, will start to supplement them Millies milk so they keep growing fast. I'm going to try and make some cheese also.
Got a Saanen milk goat to help with the quads and triplets, Junita is only milking on the one side, plan on putting one of Junita and Cupcakes on MIllie the Saanen. Gracie is due the end of the month and looks like she is have triplets her first time. I have been milking Charlie and Fantasy, between the two they are producing three quarters of a gallon a day. Now i can dry up those does and put ciders in Charlie, Fantasy, Samantha, Dc and Speedy soon so I can due A.I. on them in June