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America's new pastime - Milking goats

Discussion in 'Goats and Sheep' started by sumi, May 19, 2019.

  1. May 19, 2019
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    frustratedearthmother

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    I'm not surprised, lol!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I'm highly suspicious of the first graph and the others also. So in 2007 all farm animals were equal at zero? Zero what? It's hogwash! If I developed a graph like that at work I wouldn't have a job much longer.

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    frustratedearthmother

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    I just figured it was a starting point....but I've never been good at graphs anyway, lol
     
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    Mini Horses

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    No one wants Bison? :idunno:lol:

    Goats are great! WHO TOLD??????? :cool:

    I read the article and she didn't touch on "lactase" being more prevalent in goat milk, the enzyme that mitigates ome of the lactose (that is already lower) and the A2 milk thing -- which goats are.

    Love my goats, the milk and cheese, yogurts, kefir and all that. But I am NOT wanting 1000 of them:ep Nope, no dairy set up for me! I'll just enjoy what's here and "share" some. Sell a few milk trained, too.
     
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    wyoDreamer

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    That graph is just showing the percentage of increase/decrease in total numbers since 2007. So, at 2007, there was no change in any of the data since 2007.
    Hard to really tell what the graph really means without knowing the actual data. With the huge numbers of dairy cattle - a 1% increase may mean there are 100 cows added to a dairy heard for every 1 goat. It's the magic of statistics - you can get numbers to say most anything you want...
    I thought it was a fairly weak article also. But interesting.
     
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