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« on: October 02, 2012, 03:35:16 AM »

Is it true that fiber goats don't do well in northern climates?
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 05:27:25 AM »

I'd have to let Sweetgoats or Candace answer that factually...but I'd think they'd do very well in the northern climates since they have such thick heavy winter coats.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 10:02:24 AM »

There are a lot of fiber goats up here in Maine. They do fine as long as they have their coat grown in by fall. In fact, the state is pushing fiber breeds up here of all types. Our temps can get to -50 in the winter.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 10:19:39 AM »

They do fine, they survive CO winters and like dragon said, there are a lot of fiber animals up in the northeast part of the country. I know someone back home in Michigan who has them as well, and the animals don't have any troubles.

Our wind chills around here in KS can hit -20 pretty easily, and my cashmeres were fine. I just had to brush them off more often because they aren't moving around as much and they get more straw stuck to them from snuggling in.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 11:42:36 AM »

  Really they do better in the Norther area.  It gives them a reason to grow a better longer fiber.

  Are you looking at getting some? 
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 03:25:25 PM »

Thanks, just curious, someday I'd like to have a little income but for now I'm happy with meat.
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