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Goldthwaite Gintong Biyaya
Goldthwaite Gintong Biyaya

Goldthwaite Gintong Biyaya, A Buck With A Story
March 1, 2014


Goldthwaite Gintong Biyaya is a personal  gift from a fine lady Nubian breeder  from Wyoming, Becky Goldthwaite. Becky asked us for a suitable name in the local  dialect for  her personal gift to the Alaminos Anglo Dairy Line breeding program. We choose the name Gintong Biyaya to connote Gold in Gintong for her family name and Biyaya as a blessing and gift from heaven.

Gintong Biyaya has Mindanao (Hoopla & Jewellburt) as his dam and Orpheus (Jewellia & Bottonier) as his sire. Kidding date is April 19, 2013.

Together with Goldthwaite Aliminos and AGF Joe Black, Gintong Biyaya will play a pivotal role in a line breeding plan at AGF. Becky Goldthwaite had laid a plan  for us to follow to propagate the good dairy qualities and show type features of the Goldthwaite lines for the Alaminos Anglo Dairy Line breeding program in  tropical Philippines.

Becky Goldthwaite  wrote and I quote.... Of all the kids born this year, Gintong Biyaya was our biggest! And the spitting image of his dam MINDANAO (HOOPLA & JEWELLBURT), another crossed back to SGCH Jewellia -top ten- thru his sire ORPHEUS. Gintong Biyaya, the long, lean dairy buck spells milk, milk, milk.

To Becky Goldthwaite, Thank You for your generosity in giving us a golden gift, Goldthwaite Gintong Biyaya for our Alaminos Anglo Dairy Line breeding program. Thank you also  for your advice about line breeding to develop excellence and consistency. We owe you a debt of gratitude, Maraming Maraming Salamat Po.
 

Alaminos Anglo Saanen and Triple Cross Doelings Are Going To Samar
Alaminos Anglo Saanen and Triple Cross Doelings Are Going To Samar

DA-RFU VIII SAIS RED and the Alaminos Anglo Saanen  Cross
February 26, 2014


Before the year ends, we will bring the Alaminos Anglo Saanen and Triple Cross doelings to the countryside of Samar Islands. Northern Samar  is one of the poorest province in the Philippines and with Typhoon Yolanda it makes it a good place for AGF Corporate Social Responsibility Program. This will put meaning to dairy goat development with a social relevance in the countryside.

AGF has partnered with DA RFU VIII in their SAIS RED Project in dairy goat development. We will share our experiences in  good goat nutrition and goat genetics to be successful in dairying goats in the tropics. Choosing the right farmers would be key for success. We hope to show how goat dairying can help improve the lives of farmers  in the countryside of Samar.
 

Kid Doe of AGF 50 JP A Spot 4U
Kid Doe of AGF 50 JP A Spot 4U

Show Type Kid Doe of AGF 50 JP A Spot 4U
February 26, 201
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A beautiful kid doe of JP A Spot 4U and Goldthwaite lined buck AGF Joe Black. Crossing the Jacobs Pride does with the Goldthwaite bucks are giving us quality show type Nubian kids.

In March, we will see how the Bullet Creek does (6M Galaxy line) will match up with the Goldthwaite bucks from Becky Goldthwaite. The local home bred Australian Lined Nubian does are also scheduled to kid in late March. Matching them up with the American Dairy Type Nubian bucks from the United States, opens a lot of possibilities in developing a local bred Dairy Type Nubian suitable to the tropical environment in the Philippines.

Things are getting exciting at AGF as March is fast approaching, we will be seeing the fruits of our hard work in the Alaminos Anglo Dairy Line breeding program.

Follow us and see how good we will do with all the optimism in our statements, as we look forward in developing a local family of Nubian line that can do at least 2 kilos of goat's milk per day for 305 days in lactation.
 

First Time Young Milkers at AGF
First Time Young Milkers at AGF

Breaking in The First Time Milkers at AGF
February 26, 2014


We are breaking in the young Anglo Saanen and Triple cross does for morning milking in Alaminos for the first time. Science has given us the confidence to produce the crosses in commercial numbers this year.

Hybrid vigor or heterosis have given the crosses a distinct advantage against the purebred in milking goats in tropical Philippines at a lower production cost per milker. The crosses are more adaptable to the tropical environment compared with the purebreds. In studies we made in recording milk yield for various government agencies in Alaminos, the crosses were always among the top producing milkers in Alaminos for the past five years.


We are almost near the end of our three years dairy breed improvement program in Alaminos. We have increased the dairy type Anglo Nubian does with our AADL breeding program. We are establishing a family of Saanen that are more adaptable to the tropical environment compared to the imported Saanens. For the Oberhasli, we have identified the high producing line of the DA-BAI US PL 480 AGRIPBeS Program and we are breeding them to our imported OBER-Boerd Lead The Way.

The Alaminos Dairy Breed Improvement Program is so close in producing the ideal Anglo Saanen and Triple Cross Milkers suitable to the tropical environment we have in the Philippines. The dairy breeding materials needed to produce the ideal dairy cross in commercial numbers are now ready in Alaminos.

2014 will be a record year for AGF Dairy Goat Operation as we convert all our statements to solid numbers in terms of pasteurized goat's milk delivered to our dealers and production of the Anglo Saanen and Triple Cross milkers in commercial numbers.

 

Matured Napier Grass AT Alaminos Goat Farm
Matured Napier Grass AT Alaminos Goat Farm

Matured Napier Grass
February 25, 2014


We are forced to feed the mature napier grass in Alaminos to our goats to conserve the young forages for the milking goats.The long dry spell has slowed down the growth rate of forages in the Alaminos Salad Garden. We are seriously thinking of irrigating portion of the Alaminos Salad Garden.
 


 

Dad Rene Brushing Hair of Dairy Milking Goats at AGF
Dad Rene Brushing Hair of Dairy Milking Goats at AGF

Tender Loving Care Means More Goat's Milk at AGF
February 22, 2014


Dairy goats loves their hair being brushed and happy goats will always give you delicious and sweet tasting goat's milk. Adding good goat nutrition with Tender Loving Care (TLC) will always give you more milk in the milking line. Goats that are agitated have the ability to withhold milk during milking time. Its not a bad idea to pamper you goats with TLC in dairying goats in the tropics.

 


Getting Milk From Nanny for Bottle Feeding

 


Bottle Feeding Kid Doe of AGF 9020


Extra Work For Better Healthy Kid Does
February 22, 201
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Part of the animal husbandry practice at AGF is to weigh them every week to monitor weight gain of young kids. Slow growing kids are identified and are bottle fed or are assigned to a nanny.

 

Kids Getting Extra Milk From Her Nanny
Kids Getting Extra Milk From Her Nanny

At Alaminos Goat Farm (AGF),  we put great importance for the production of healthy  kid does. They are a priority in the list of what to do first at the start of the day at AGF. Slow growing kids are assigned a nanny to nurse three times a day. If still they are not gaining our expected daily weight gain, we will bottle feed them.
 

Young Newly Weaned Kids at AGF
Young Newly Weaned Kids at AGF

Weaning Time is a Form of Stress For Young Kids
February 21, 2014


Young newly weaned kids are being monitored for forage intake during early morning feeding. Weaning is a form of stress that young kids experience when they are removed from their dam when they are weaned. The earlier they adapt to the Alaminos Salad Garden feeding program  the better for them.

Starting the young kids in good goat nutrition will result to good dairy goat milkers when they mature.
 
 
 
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