History of Alpine
In 2007 the ADGA registered a total of 5,480 Alpine goats making them the second most popular breed in America. Apline does produce ample milk and the bucks are great for meat and often gain weight as fast as meat breeds. Alpines can also be used as utility animals. Alpine wethers train well and are stronger and healthier many other breeds.
When your out looking to buy a goat or breed your doe, keep Alpines in mind. Their milk has less butter fat than a Nubian but yet retains the rich flavor. Alpines are also better tempered than some other breeds we have raised.
The best way to tell when a doe is in heat is their tail. It will be wagging like a dogs and they'll seem extremely playful. Once you notice this behavior take her to get bred that day and after meeting with a buck and you see him arch, your good to go. No need to leave your doe anywhere taking chances of your doe getting a disease or being fed some feed you don't approve of. Take note of this during next breeding season September-December (the er months) especially if you have had a bad experience leaving your doe somewhere before. Thanks for reading, your friends at Goat Shed Soaps and More.