There's so much information out on the web about raising Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, some good, some not so good. That being said, we made a decision early on to seek our advice from resources like our experienced, knowledgeable veterinarian, Universities, professional organizations and on research based data.
None of these websites nor products have solicited us to write, comment or link to them. We are sharing information we think is important, informational and helpful for all Dairy Goat Owners and Breeders to have access to. While we are constantly learning and building our knowledge, we like to share the sites we often turn to for our information, products we use and any other helpful sources we use.
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Health & Research Related Dairy Goat Related Sites - Click on the Logo!
Extensive information on goat parasite research and information. You can sign up & take the FAMACHA certification course here .
This is a comprehensive course that will give you a well-rounded knowledge of caring for and raising dairy goats from day one. A must take FREE course!
You'll find a lot of information and articles on care, worming, nutrition and the like here. Good resource to have available.
Cornell Universities website offers a plethora of data, resources and links for both dairy goats, meat goats and sheep.
The first organization to register purebred goats exclusively and to supply two-generation pedigrees on the registration certificates and the first to offer classifications of dairy goats. AGS also held the first two National Dairy Goat Shows! Some of our goats are dual registered with both AGS & ADGA.
ADGA is a Dairy Goat Association, like AGS, that offers purebred dairy goat registration services, DNA testing, National Dairy Goat Shows, Genetics website, Milk Testing and Linear Appraisal.
All of our Nigerian Dwarf Goats are registered through ADGA and some of our goats are dual registered with AGS.
I look forward to receiving my Goat Journal Magazine every other month both in the mail and my digital copy. I was a subscriber long before the name change from Dairy Goat Journal to the Goat Journal magazine.
Every issue is packed with information and resources specifically for goat owners, no matter what the breed. Read my published article in the April 2020 Issue by CLICKING HERE
This is the Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat Association that focuses on the Nigerian Dwarf Dairy breed specifically. This association is a nice addition to the larger, all breed associations.
Our goats love Thoravin Sea Kelp. We believe this product provides many necessary micro and macro minerals in necessary for them to obtain in their diet .
Our herd LOVES this supplement that we provide free choice along with their loose minerals and baking soda.
The FTCLDF protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding.
EVERY STATE HAS SCRAPIES LAWS - Sheep & Goat producers are required to follow Federal and State regulations for officially identifying their sheep and goats. Producers must also keep herd records, showing what new animals were added and what animals left the herd/flock.
FERA Diagnostics Accumast Mastitis Detection Plates accurately and quickly diagnose mastitis-causing pathogens. This easy-to-use, on-farm diagnostic culture plate detects gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, including E. coli, klebsiella, pseudomonas, Streptococcus uberis, Streptococcus spp., Enterococcus spp., Lactococcus lactis, Staph spp., Staph aureus, and S. haemolyticus.
You can take an online FAMACHA Certification course through Maryland Small Ruminant program at shhepandgoat.com - for certification details, click on the FAMACHA card above and it will take you to their website.
Milk Testing DHI Management and records
in North Carolina - for more information, click on the logo above.
We have had really good results feeding Kalmbach feed to our kids, does and bucks. Click on the logo to check out their products and ingredients list.
MeadowMist Lab Service is a small, privately owned company located in Scotts Michigan. MeadowMist Lab provides fast and accurate parasitology results to help you make informed management decisions for your goat MeadowMist provides these services at an affordable cost which we are able to do by specializing exclusively in caprine parasitology. Click HERE for their website.
I found this teat end condition scorecard while researching milking my goats with a machine. While this particular sheet references a cow's teat, it is my understanding that goats may suffer similar damage to their teats if milking practices are not properly used. Click on the photo above for the color Teat Scorecard from Wisconsin EDU.
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