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Old Mar 13th 2013, 03:52 PM   #1
 
  Jul 2012
  Mannford, Oklahoma
Has anyone used goats milk instead of milk replacer?

If so what were your results, and did you pastureize or feed raw?

Thanks

Daren Lewis

Lawrence Creek Whitetails
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 05:18 PM   #2
 
  Jul 2010
  Iowa
We haven't used goats milk but we have had great results with Jersey cow milk. The fawns had silky coats, excellent pellet poop, no scours, and grew as big as the non bottlefed babies. Definatly will do again this year.
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 05:52 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
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Originally Posted by Luv2watchemgro
Has anyone used goats milk instead of milk replacer?

If so what were your results, and did you pastureize or feed raw?

Thanks

Daren Lewis

Lawrence Creek Whitetails




I used it last year cause the doe fawn was already started on it when I picked her up. I couldn't find a farmer to supply me so I ended up buying pasteurized goats milk at a health food store and I paid close to $4.00 a quart so I'm glad she was the only fawn on it. I would use pasteurized if you decide to try it cause fawns are so susceptible to so many things and I wouldn't want to take a chance of the goat passing something on to he fawn. The fawn didn't do bad on it but it might of done better on something like mike was mentioning. I wouldn't use it again but I can't say it was bad either. That fawn that used it turned out great.
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 06:13 PM   #4
 
  May 2010
  nj
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I used it last year cause the doe fawn was already started on it when I picked her up. I couldn't find a farmer to supply me so I ended up buying pasteurized goats milk at a health food store and I paid close to $4.00 a quart so I'm glad she was the only fawn on it. I would use pasteurized if you decide to try it cause fawns are so susceptible to so many things and I wouldn't want to take a chance of the goat passing something on to he fawn. The fawn didn't do bad on it but it might of done better on something like mike was mentioning. I wouldn't use it again but I can't say it was bad either. That fawn that used it turned out great.


well the deal with goats milk is that the ( CURDS ) are small this makes the milk from the goats VERY easy to deges, if you can get it great? if not use red cap, goats milk will cost you , but worth it , get it if you can
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
Anyone ever used cows milk straight from the cow ? I know some Amish around who have with no problems.

I know lots of folks who use goats milk and love it and would not use anything else.
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 06:45 PM   #6
 
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo
Used Raw Goat milk the first year we had fawns lost everyone of them switched to red cap "Vit D" from store have not lost one since no runs or sickness at all will not use anything else
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 06:57 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
Daren, I have used goats milk for the past 3 years with GREAT results. If you can get it I would highly recommend it. Google goat milk producers in Oklahoma and you can find someone to use. Sharon Babcock is in Mannford. She raises milk goats. I start my fawns at 8 oz. three times a day and increase them at 2 oz. every 4-5 days without any problems. Works great for me. If I can help out give me a call.
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 06:59 PM   #8
 
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
Wayne, I'd be scared to death of Johnes disease.(sp) it shows up 2-3 years after they contract it.
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 07:05 PM   #9
 
  Jul 2012
  Mannford, Oklahoma
Thanks everyone, we buy goats milk from a lady close to where we live and we love it.

Tastes so much better than red cap milk.

It is kind of pricey, 8 dollars a gallon.

When you use red cap milk is that all you feed or do you mix it with replacer?
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 07:10 PM   #10
 
  Jul 2012
  Mannford, Oklahoma
Michael, thanks for the reply.

Sharon Babcock is who we have been buying from.

She had a great operation, and some great tasting goats milk.
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 07:12 PM   #11
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
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Wayne, I'd be scared to death of Johnes disease.(sp) it shows up 2-3 years after they contract it.


Thanks Michael !
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 07:13 PM   #12
 
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
I just know of her. I feed about 1500-1750 gallons of milk to my fawns each years. They do very well and there isn't much difference between them and the doe raised fawns at weaning time.
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Old Mar 13th 2013, 07:18 PM   #13
 
  Aug 2012
  Marthasville, MO
i have used goats milk the last 5 years n pasteurized except last year I used non pastrurized goats milk for the first 2 weeks than went to 50/50 goats milk n red cap with shock effect liquid dispersible best luck I ever had
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 06:13 PM   #14
 
  Jul 2012
  Mannford, Oklahoma
Sounds worth trying.

Thanks for the input.
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Old Mar 14th 2013, 09:18 PM   #15
 
  Feb 2013
  Fleetwood, Pa
Do you use stright red cap milk, or add a replacer to it????? Has anyone used the shock effect dispersible with regular storw bought red cap milk?
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