The goodness of goats milk dustin and brandon gaddesPresentation Transcript
By Dustin and Brandon Gaddes
Hi I’mBrandon I am Dustin
We chose to study goats because we have goats. We have goats becauseMum wantedthe best milkand nutritionshe could get for us.
Goats Milk is SO good for you... It is the closest milk you can get to human’s milk. That is why before there was formula mothers gave their babies goat’s milk if they could not feed them their own milk. It is also easier to digest than other dairy. Most people that can not tolerate cow dairy can tolerate goat’s milk because it doesn’t have the alpha S1 casein protein. In fact this is one of the things that makes it great for the medical world. Goats milk is a complete protein and contains every essential amino acid. Doctors recommend it for cancer patients, HIV patients , stomach ulcers, and skin elements. It prevents iron deficiency and bone demineralisation
It has the highest amount of calcium at 326mg a cup. It is full of Vitamin A. In fact 134% more than cow’s milk. Vitamin A is good for your eyes, the internal muscles, and cell reproduction. It is a major cancer fighter. Which is why cancer patients are encouraged to drink goats milk. It is a good source of all the B vitamins It also has 134% more potassium and 350% more niacin than cow’s milk. It is higher in chloride, copper and manganese and the essential nutrient selenium than its counter parts.
Let’s see how goats milk measures up! Human’s Milk Goat’s Milk Cow’s Milk 1cup 1cup 1cupVitamin A, IU 593 451 307Vitamin B2,mg 0.089 0.337 0.395Vitamin B6, mg 0.027 0.112 0.102Vitamin B12, mcg 0.111 0.159 0.871Niacin, mg 0.435 0.676 0.205Vitamin C, mg 12.3 3.15 2.29Calcium, mg 79 326 291Potassium, mg 126 499 370Selenium, mcg 4.43 3.4 4.9
There are other products thatcome from goat’s milk that are good for you too!
Such as yummy cheeses!• Cheese made from goat’s milk is lower in fat than cheese made from cow’smilk.• It is high in Calcium.• It boost the metabolism.• A good alternative for those that are lactose intolerant.
And Soap• Has a ph level close to your skin• Is good for people struggling with skin elements such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema• Full of vitamins that are good for skin such as vitamin A, B vitamins, potassium, selenium and lactic acid
It also makes a good pet milk.Top dog breeders feed it to their dogs. UMMM! This is Good!
All of this goodness comes from goatsmilk. But you can’t get it from just anygoat. So we had to choose which kind of goats to get.
There are many different breeds ofgoats used for many different things!
Some are used for their fleece.Cashgora Cashmeres
These goats are used for their meat. Rangeland Boer
And there are dairy goats that are used for their milk. ToggenbergBritish alpine Saanen
We chose SaanenWe chose Saanen because they are friendly and they givemore milk than any of the other goats.
Now we have thegoats, but that isnot all it takes to get that good Milk.
A doe has to have kids before they can give milk.We let the kids have all the milk for two weeks. Then weseparate the kids from their mother at night so that we can milk them in the morning.
There is a lot of work involved. And a lot of studying and research to do.
Being a member of the Dairy goatSociety of Australia is a great resource.• You can learn from experienced farmers.• You get a year book with lots of information.• You get magazines that have very helpful articles.• You make friends that can help you along your way.
They Needlots of cleanwater.
You must keep theirhousing clean, because it will cause disease if kept dirty
Tattooing a goat is importantbecause it showsthe ownership of the goat.
It is also important to clip their hooves because they never stop growing.Not taking care of the goat’s feet could result in a disease called foot rot.
It is always good to have help on the farm.Having a good shepherdmakes rounding the goats up a lot easier.
To getgood milkproductionyou must feed your goat properly.
We feed our goats crushed oats, Lucerne, black sunflower seed, horse mix, dolomite, seaweed and molasses. However, there are several different ways to feed them but you must remember that they can’t eat just anything.
Goats get most of their food from the paddock, but if the paddock is not in goodcondition then they will need feed and hay.
azalea wisteria Capeweed In the paddock you have to watch for poisonous plants.laurel Blue Heliotrope Yew tree
It is important to keep the goats off of thepaddock when it is wet, because of parasites and bloating of the goat.
When the grass is wet parasites move tothe top of the grass. Goats like to eat the tops of the grass. Wet grass+ parasites =sick goats
When they get these awful parasites you must drenchthem . When you drench a goat you need to know howmuch they weigh to give the right amount of drencher that goat needs for it’s body size.
Having a horse in thepaddock with goats is good because parasites that harm goats do not harmhorses. Instead the parasite dies if eaten by the horse. Thus making the paddock healthier for the goats.
After heavy rain periods the grass is very rich. It isover rich with minerals that other wise would be goodfor a goat. Too much of this rich grass will cause a goatto scour (diarrhoea). When goats scour it is dangerousand could even cause death.
There are also other reasons goats scour.• Diseases; Enterotoxemia, salmonellosis, and Johnes Disease.• Feed scouring: This is when a goat eats too much grain. It is very important to watch for scouring because it shows that there is a problem. The first thing best to do is to take the goat to the vet if you can.
In the case that you can not get the assistants of a vet, here are some things to do.•Restrict concentrated feeds•It is also important to give fluids becausethey will lose their fluid and get dehydrated.•Be consistent with your treatment.• Keep a log of what you do for a referenceto come back to later.
This goat has what is called bottled jaw. When a goat has a bottled jaw it is a sign of sickness.• It could be an allergic reaction• It could be parasites• It could also be from a vitamin deficiency. Bottled Jaw Normal Jaw
When the left side ofthe goat is big and theright is normal size thismeans the goat is bloated.Bloat is were there is trapwind inside the goat thatcan not come out . If it isnot taking care of the goatmay die.
Another disease you have to watch out for in dairy goats is Mastitis. Mastitis is an infection in the udder. It has many causes.•Dirt getting in udder.a) By famers not using sanitary methods such as cleaning the udder before milking.b) Goats having too big of holes in their teats can allow dirt to get in.•Goat being low in minerals•Parasite infection•Eating poisonous plants
Taking care of a dairy I think it’s goat farm is a lot of time forwork. But it is a lot of some freshfun as well. Plus you goat’s milk!get the added benefit of the Goodness of Goat’s Milk.
That sounds good tome . Mum Im hungry! Can I have some ofthat fantastic milk!!!
Wow! Mum. Allthat hard work Yea, This is paid off. good stuff.
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