Raising Lambs on Fresh Goats Milk

Project Overview

FNE94-056
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $1,590.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Ken Kleinpeter
Hollow Road Farms

Commodities

  • Animals: goats, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy

Practices

  • Farm Business Management: economic/marketing

    Proposal summary:

    The project we wish to undertake is: 1) precise evaluation of the cost of raising lambs on fresh goat’s milk as compared to powdered lamb milk re-placer. 2) assess the practical advantages and disadvantages of producing and feeding fresh goat’s milk to lambs within the context of a sheep dairy operation. The problem to be addressed is the high cost of artificially raising lambs in a dairy sheep operation.

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