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Rhino
04-03-2014, 06:07 PM
We had a dairy conference on milk goats supported by our MPO (milk producers organisation) on a Saanen milk goat farm (Belnori Cheesery) in Bapsfontein, which is between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.

Here are some pictures and videos from the conference:

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Some speakers informing us.

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Putting a tattoo into a goats ear.

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Painfull, but quick for the goat.

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Green tattoo mark.

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50 liter cheese vat.

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the milking stable

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milking machines

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preparing to milk Saanen goats.

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getting her milked.

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After milking

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Saanen kids.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKvUTxkQ5hA

Milking of Saanen goats.

drdiederich
04-03-2014, 06:47 PM
I love the photos. Goat kids are so cute!

kipps
04-03-2014, 09:07 PM
I've noticed this before, but why do cows use a milker claw while goats do not? Is it just for ease of handling on cows? -- (four inflation shells with no claw would be a real handful)

On that video, I find it amusing, that no matter the species, they still kick. Fortunately for you goat guys, the most you'll get is a black eye.

BLOOMFIELD
04-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Cool pics. Thanks