Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:55

Goat farmers still waiting

South Island dairy goat farmers still have no large-scale market for goat milk some 18 months after a Chinese-backed processing plant began to be built -- with some fanfare – at Ashburton.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:30

Fussy eaters need good feed

Dairy goats, like meat and fibre goats, need good feed. 

Published in Management
Friday, 08 December 2017 07:55

Solid year for dairy goat co-op

Goat farmers supplying milk to the Dairy Goat Cooperative (DGC) were paid $18.50/kgMS last year.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:55

Does goat milk help the lactose-intolerant?

Goat milk may help lactose intolerance.

Published in Management
Friday, 01 December 2017 08:55

How to grow your dairy goat herd

Hand-milking goats is not easy. Lifestyle farmer and retired veterinarian Dr Marjorie Orr explains.

Published in Management
Friday, 12 May 2017 14:55

Dairy goats worth the effort

Keeping goats can be a challenge for the farmer, but it's worth the effort.

Published in Management
Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:55

Long history of milking

Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction. 

Published in Management
Friday, 14 April 2017 12:55

Goat milking platform a first for NZ

Hamish Noakes’ Milkabit Farm uses a GEA rotary platform said to be the first of its kind in New Zealand.

Published in Machinery & Products