GOAT MILK

GOAT MILK

A milk product that is provided from the mammary glands of goats. … Goat milk will have a higher fat content, approximately 1.25 grams per ounce compared to 1 gram per ounce of cow’s milk, but a lower lactose content.

Goat milk contains its own unique fatty acid profile and protein structure.
Goat milk contains high levels of short (SCFA) and medium-chain fatty aicds (MCTs).
Goat milk contains less lactose compared to other type of dairy sources. However, goat milk still contains lactose, but may work for those with lactose sensitivity.
MANAGEMENT BREEDING MILKING
Feed requirements

Good quality food and water is essential for good milk production. When determining feed rations, energy and protein are the most important elements to consider.

It is essential that you plan for kidding. Most does come into season during autumn and winter and have an 18-21 day estrus cycle. First mating usually occurs when the doe is around 19 months old, however they can be fertile from three months old so it is important that they are separated from buck kids early.

Goats are generally docile animals, which makes milking them relatively easy. For people that live on properties too small for cows, keeping dairy goats can be a great alternative.

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