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Re: milk goat
« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2009, 11:36:08 PM »
Lone I have had both.  I loved my Dexter and the milk was way better than goats milk.  Goats milk in my coffee & on my cereal just didn't do it..not to forget butter, whipped and ice cream! :-D  And yes, too poor to own a cow or a goat now! :evil:
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Re: milk goat
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2009, 07:04:09 PM »
Why do folk have Dexters? 

Too poor to own a real cow and too proud to have a goat.




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Actually mini's cost more than their full sized counterparts.  The hobby or gentleman farmer has mini's the real but poor farmer labors are fulled sized.
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Re: milk goat
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2009, 02:11:47 PM »
Brian you are right about the initial cost but the feed, conversion & impact on small pastures is way less with small animals. Not to mention at 5'2" and 110# it is much easier for me to wrangle a 5-800# animal that stands 43" compared to a 1000-1500# 50-60 " one!  ;)

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Re: milk goat
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2009, 02:25:57 PM »
+ i have no use for the amount of milk that i'd get from a full size milker.  even a mini would probably give me more than i need.
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Re: milk goat
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2009, 08:00:09 PM »
Well, we ended up selling our dairy goats recently and just bought a Jersey cow.  As I said before, I liked the goat milk; however my family didn't seem to enjoy it quite as much (especially this year, it seemed more goaty).

 

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