Need milkers in Hill Country, TX area

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  1. Ark

    Ark Well-Known Member

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    I live 1 1/2 hrs west of San Antonio and I NEEEEEEEED milkers (any breed)! Two good milkers would get me through the winter... My girls are really slowing down on production. :waa:
    I have a small small herd of Nubians and 2 La Manchas. They are all beloved pets.
    Next year I will plan the breedings so as to have year round milk!
    Please let me know if you know anyone with milkers that need a good home.
    Thanks,
    Rachel
     
  2. TexCountryWoman

    TexCountryWoman Gig'em

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    I know a lady that has 18 Lamancha and Nubian milkers, all real tame (plus about 40 other goats). But they all freshened in the spring, I believe, like February and April. I bought two Lamanchas from her in June and they are great. I will see if she has any more she is willing to sell. If I don't repost here, then I didn't find out anything. If I find out she has some, I will PM you. I am an hour east of Austin.
     

  3. Ark

    Ark Well-Known Member

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  4. Milking Mom

    Milking Mom COTTON EYED DOES

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    You have somebody that has WONDERFUL milkers right in your area.

    Her name is Dorinda Williams in Utopia.
    Good luck
    Christy.....
     
  5. Ark

    Ark Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much for taking the time to give me that link to the Williams.
    Unfortunately, they do not have any milkers (producing milk) for sale right now. :waa:
    Still looking!
    I've got 3 more people to call and check with - I got these names from 2 different vets.
    Thanks for your help!
    Rachel :p
     
  6. TexCountryWoman

    TexCountryWoman Gig'em

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    My "milker connection" does not have any she wants to part with right now, I am so sorry. I guess it's the wrong time of year to find a good milker unless you stumble across one. I will keep you in mind though.
     
  7. Ark

    Ark Well-Known Member

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    You are so right - it's the wrong time of year. :no:

    Everyone keeps telling me to give them a call in the spring. Well, in the spring I'll be doing okay on milk from my own goats! :p

    The way it looks tho, is that as many as I can milk, is how much milk I can use. Did that make sense? The more milk I have the more people want it.
     
  8. TexCountryWoman

    TexCountryWoman Gig'em

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    I am milking one very reliable LaMancha right now. In fact, i have tried to dry her off because i want her in "bloom" when i breed her. But even if I skip milking her for days, she just keeps making milk. Then i decide i want the milk and milk her. Not good, i know. I really tried to dry her off once and she is very persistant. She wants to be milked so bad. Her supply doesn't even dwindle if i am off schedule. I have milked just once a day since June. I am not even feeding her hi-pro diet, just about 12-14%. It's crazy, no it's great. She is the kind of goat that i want to make more of! Her name is "Perseverence". She was already named that when i got her.