Apostolic Friends Forum
Tab Menu 1
Go Back   Apostolic Friends Forum > The Fellowship Hall > The Homestead > Prepper's Patch
Facebook

Notices

Prepper's Patch Prepping & Planning; Share your practical prepping and survival skills!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-11-2013, 03:59 PM
JRK JRK is offline
Registered Member


 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 46
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Mine didn't have a goaty taste. However, I always milk in a stainless steel pan, with cheesecloth over it so nothing gets in the milk. I then stored it in glass jars & got it in the fridge fast. The key to anything dairy is pristene clean everytime.
I would only breed your goats to another ND or a pygmy buck.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-11-2013, 07:14 PM
renee819's Avatar
renee819 renee819 is offline
Registered Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,217
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRK View Post
Mine didn't have a goaty taste. However, I always milk in a stainless steel pan, with cheesecloth over it so nothing gets in the milk. I then stored it in glass jars & got it in the fridge fast. The key to anything dairy is pristene clean everytime.
I would only breed your goats to another ND or a pygmy buck.
Thank you JRK,
Yes, I still have my stainless steel milk pail and a SS strainer. It is a small pail and when I had goats before, I sometimes put the pail in another pan with ice cubes, so as to chill the milk as quick as it was milked, in the summertime.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-09-2014, 03:00 PM
easygo easygo is offline
Registered Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 16
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Raw milk is great. But Some people will not dare drink RAW milk.

Remember raw milk is only safe
after 30 illegal aliens handle it first, then put it in china plastic jugs. Then store it as long as allowed by law. Then we Feel much safer.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-09-2014, 04:44 PM
shazeep shazeep is offline
Banned


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: chasin Grace
Posts: 9,594
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

we have goats--nubians, alpines, and crosses. all of the problems with goaty-tasting milk--that i am aware of--occur due to poor handling, letting the milk warm up. Never heard of 'cleaning' goat's milk before.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-12-2017, 03:28 PM
Lanny60 Lanny60 is offline
Registered Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: The Great Midwest
Posts: 30
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Our goats (we just sold them due to my health issues) were full sized Alpines. They have a sweet milk flavor, the most like cow's milk you can find. It does not have the goaty taste. We fed them organically, a recipe that will share if you are interested. Also gave them organic alfalfa/weed hay. I adored my goats and miss them so much, but it gives me joy to talk about them. Ask any questions you'd like.

We drank our milk raw, which had tremedous health benefits. Now we are back to store bought organic cow milk. Ick. I miss our goat milk!!

My husband makes stainless steel, heavy duty cheese presses. I can try to attach a picture if anyone is interested. They are $158 with free shipping.

We made milk, kefir, yogurt, and soap with our goat milk. It was so much fun!!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-12-2017, 03:31 PM
Amanah's Avatar
Amanah Amanah is online now
I am half-sick of shadows


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sebastian, FL
Posts: 4,472
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lanny60 View Post
Our goats (we just sold them due to my health issues) were full sized Alpines. They have a sweet milk flavor, the most like cow's milk you can find. It does not have the goaty taste. We fed them organically, a recipe that will share if you are interested. Also gave them organic alfalfa/weed hay. I adored my goats and miss them so much, but it gives me joy to talk about them. Ask any questions you'd like.

We drank our milk raw, which had tremedous health benefits. Now we are back to store bought organic cow milk. Ick. I miss our goat milk!!

My husband makes stainless steel, heavy duty cheese presses. I can try to attach a picture if anyone is interested. They are $158 with free shipping.

We made milk, kefir, yogurt, and soap with our goat milk. It was so much fun!!
it does sound more fun then sitting in a cube farm doing financial reports . . .
__________________
If the Apostolic message was good enough to save you, it's good enough to keep you. Leave it like you found it.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-12-2017, 09:39 PM
Esaias's Avatar
Esaias Esaias is offline
Backwoods Theologian


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Zion aka TEXAS
Posts: 13,233
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lanny60 View Post
Our goats (we just sold them due to my health issues) were full sized Alpines. They have a sweet milk flavor, the most like cow's milk you can find. It does not have the goaty taste. We fed them organically, a recipe that will share if you are interested. Also gave them organic alfalfa/weed hay. I adored my goats and miss them so much, but it gives me joy to talk about them. Ask any questions you'd like.

We drank our milk raw, which had tremedous health benefits. Now we are back to store bought organic cow milk. Ick. I miss our goat milk!!

My husband makes stainless steel, heavy duty cheese presses. I can try to attach a picture if anyone is interested. They are $158 with free shipping.

We made milk, kefir, yogurt, and soap with our goat milk. It was so much fun!!
Have you ever raised sheep?

How many goats did you have?

How often were they milked? Were they pretty docile?

What kind of fencing did you use?

What health issues did they have, if any, and how did you keep them healthy?
__________________
Visit the Apostolic House Church YouTube Channel!

#TEXIT

Biblical Worship - free pdf http://www.pdf-archive.com/2016/02/21/biblicalworship4/

Conditional immortality proven - http://www.robertwr.com/

Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-13-2017, 05:23 PM
Lanny60 Lanny60 is offline
Registered Member


 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: The Great Midwest
Posts: 30
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Esaias View Post
Have you ever raised sheep?

How many goats did you have?

How often were they milked? Were they pretty docile?

What kind of fencing did you use?

What health issues did they have, if any, and how did you keep them healthy?
I have never raised sheep, no. I have friends that have if you'd like me to ask them any questions.

We had 4 does, and at times 10 goats when there were kids.

I milked them every morning. Some people milk x2 a day. The main thing with milking is that it's done consistently, around the same time every day whether it's once or twice a day.

When we first got them, Bella, our herd queen was a stinker. She didn't want me touching her but I had to milk her or she could get mastitis. I was kind of scared of her. (Our goats had horns) I just kept working on her and we ended up being the best of buddies. I could even ask her for a kiss and she'd stick her nose out to me for a smooch. I woudn't say any of the goats were docile. They had spunk and could be stubborn, but once they trust you, they are much like dogs. They knew their names and for the most part would come to me when I called them. If not, shake a bag with treats in them, and they'd come running. They are little piggies. lol.

We used combination or cattle panel. The only one who every got out was a buck we had on loan. He wanted to get to the does.

We raised them organically and they were totally healthy. We gave them home made herbal treats to prevent worms. When they were pregnant, we gave them raspberry leaves/canes to strengthen the uteruses.

One doe had a rough labor once, and I really had to go digging for the kids. She was quite sore and swollen after kidding and we did give her shots of penicillian for 10 or 14 days. She came through it with flying colors.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-14-2017, 12:24 AM
Esaias's Avatar
Esaias Esaias is offline
Backwoods Theologian


 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Zion aka TEXAS
Posts: 13,233
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

Thanks for the info. We are trying to decide on goats vs sheep. Already working on cows, but want something supplemental. Two in the hand, eggs in one basket, that sort of thing.

I presume you didn't use any of them for meat?
__________________
Visit the Apostolic House Church YouTube Channel!

#TEXIT

Biblical Worship - free pdf http://www.pdf-archive.com/2016/02/21/biblicalworship4/

Conditional immortality proven - http://www.robertwr.com/

Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-14-2017, 04:07 AM
Amanah's Avatar
Amanah Amanah is online now
I am half-sick of shadows


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sebastian, FL
Posts: 4,472
Re: Anybody got milk goats?

I don't raise anything, but live in an area zoned for farming, and have observed that goats seem to raise themselves. thought often of getting one to mow the yard. and Jamaicans seem to like to buy them for meat. also they are really cute.
__________________
If the Apostolic message was good enough to save you, it's good enough to keep you. Leave it like you found it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Almond Milk... Jermyn Davidson Fellowship Hall 46 07-14-2013 09:50 PM
Milk or Meat Sermons? rgcraig Fellowship Hall 87 11-02-2009 08:17 AM
Funny Goats Praxeas Fellowship Hall 1 06-07-2009 01:18 AM
Butter Milk Or Sweet Milk ? Scott Hutchinson Chef's Corner 77 06-05-2007 11:32 PM

 
User Infomation
Your Avatar

Latest Threads
- by mfblume
- by Esaias
- by aegsm76
- by aegsm76

Help Support AFF!

Advertisement




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.