Monday, March 22, 2010

Milking test and Gatlin!

Milking test results are in!  I did the testing yesterday, feels good to have an idea as to what we are looking at from the girls.  I was pretty happy with the yearlings, especially Dixie.  Honey wasn't filling up like she usually does, so that may not be very accurate on hers.  Missy kidded with a single kid, so I'm actually quite happy that she's starting to up her production.  Sure, 8 pounds isn't the greatest, but she started the year out with giving next to nothing.  I'm very happy with Candie, Alithia and Gala.  Alithia gave a whole pound less in the evening milking, so I don't know what was up with that.  Hannah was just moved from her normal pen into a pen with some younger does so she's still adjusting, hense the low milk production.  Usually she's over 10 pounds.  Nibbles, well let's just say I weighed her milk because I could. :D  She was only 2 days fresh. :P


Milking Test
Name          Total Weight          Days Milking          # of
                                                                                            Freshenings
 Tea'              6.1#                              32                                  1       
Honey         5.8#                              35                                 1    
Dixie           7.3#                               31                                 1    

Missy         8.2#                               18                                 4    
Candie     13.7#                               23                                 2    
Alithia      11.4#                              27                                 2    
Gala       12.7#                               27                                 2   
Hannah        7.6#                               27                                 5        
Nibbles       5.4#                               2                                 7     

And for our most recent additions.....Gatlin kidded yesterday with twins, a buck and doe.   The buck came out well but I had to reposition the doe and pull her.  They are doing great though!

So how was everyone's weekends? Would love to hear from you!

~Bethany~

3 comments:

The Myers Family said...

Yesterday we went over to some friends house...we had the most awesome time with great food and fellowship. Makes us blessed to call them friends!!! :)

Have a great day B! ~

Jenna said...

Thanks for sharing the results of the milk test:) I should do that too, and find out who I will enter at GLOM for the milk test! Most likely Tenn.

We had a good weekend, though nothing grand. Just pickin' up feed from the Mill and cleaning the place up. Seems like we're always doing that:)

Love you lots!!!!

D. A. said...

Hi!

What a wonderful page you have here. I was glad to read you are a Christian and seeking to follow our Lord Jesus Christ.

I raise Boer goats, but I am looking for some milk goats to purchase in the near future. Nubians are what I would like, perhaps starting with one or two doelings. Does your family sell kids? Our kidding is over for now. We had a small batch this spring, three doelings and one buckling. August will bring many more.