Fact: A Saanen goat holds the world record for milk production
of 3,500 kilos or 750 gallons of milk in 365 days. Another gave
3355 kilos or 718 gallons and another 2870 kilos or 615 gallons.
All in 365 days.
Saanens represent the largest number of goats in Australia, and
therefore have the biggest genetic pool.
2003 was the first year that the Australian Melaan
Dairy Goat competed in the show ring. They are a recognized
and registered breed in Australia.
Fact: Dairy Goats require good housing and should not be
tethered, as they are natural browsers, not grazers. Good wire netting
fences are required. They also train favourably to electric fences.
Fact: Dairy Goats need bulk, such as leaves, e.g. gum,
wattle, soap tree, mango leaves etc. Also. Lucerne hay and a protein
meal of pellets.
Fact: They need to be regularly drenched for worms.
Dairy Goats are not smelly!!
Some Dairy Goats have 'toggles' on their necks, these are not
functional, just skin.
They do not eat anything e.g. cans, paper, washing from clothes
They are not dirty. They will not eat food that is spoiled or
fouled by their droppings, or dirt.
Goats Milk does not taste strong -
It is an excellent food for persons with the following medical
Asthma - and other related conditions
Skin complaints due to allergies
Digestive problems in persons of all ages
Babies who cannot tolerate cow's milk
Plus lots more...