Lucas Farm: Farming, Livestock Sales, Homesteading

Homesteading on a Hill in WV

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Tinia, John, and their family at Lucas Farm
 

Dairy goat milk production

Raising goats with informed, quality bloodlines and educated practices since early 2008, with a lifetime of animal husbandry experience and dedication to learning all one can know about the breeds they raise!

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MILK PRODUCTION for breeds

Keep in mind that breed averages hinge on good management -

Your does need parasites controlled, quality forage, alfalfa hay,

enough grain and good genetics to give you the best production

possible.

Average size, milk yield (MY) and 
milk composition of dairy goat breeds.*

Breed

Height (in.)

Weight (lb)

MY (lb)

Fat (%)

Protein (%)

Alpine

30

135

1990

3.56

3.06

Am. La Mancha

28

130

1712

3.80

3.29

Nubian

30

135

1572

4.61

3.66

Saanen

30

135

2077

3.52

3.02

Toggenburg

26

120

1915

3.38

3.01

* 1989, 305 day DHI breed averages for milk yield and composition.


We are dedicated Christians here at the farm.

"Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in the Carmel: for he loved husbandry." - 2 Chronicles 26:10

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We homeschool.

We basically, because of our son's needs...unschool.  This is something that seems to go hand-in-hand with animal husbandry, hobby farming, and the like.  We always like to get in touch with local people with similar thoughts, so if you homeschool or have a local group, feel free to contact us.  Our farm makes a nice field day for homeschooled kids!

We are open to have homeschool meetings here at our house weekly, too, if there is enough interest.

We are members of EAGLE (now HiM), WVHEA, and ACCHE.

We meet weekly for homeschool co-op classes with either:

ACCHE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/acche1/
EAGLE 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolEAGLE/

We are a Conservative Christian Family.  We believe the education of our children is our responsibility.  We believe we have a right to decide what our children are taught.  We believe you cannot have a complete education apart from one that involves Christ.

Contact us with homeschooling ideas, or curriculum advice.  If you'd like to meet with other families to give your home schooled kid interaction outside the home with other children, or if you have an area you are very good in teaching, and would like to set up classes with our children to be involved.

tinia@live.com


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