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

Milking the Young Milkers For the First Time at AGF
March 4, 2014


These are very young first time milkers. If they do 1.5 kilos to 2 kilos per day we will be very happy. We are looking closely how the udders are developing. So far the udders are looking good. We expect these young does to express their full potential in their second lactation as they mature
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Group Pictures of January Born Kid Does of the AADL Breeding Program
Group Pictures of January Born Kid Does of the AADL Breeding Program


 


Ober 464 with Her Twin Kid Does

 


Ober 464, Top Milking Oberhasli Doe of DA-BAI US PL 480 AGRIPBeS Program


OBER 464, Top Oberhasli Milker of DA BAI US PL 480 AGRIPBeS Program
March 1, 2014


Ober 464 continues to impress us how well she has adapted to the tropical condition in Alaminos. Ober 464 comes from the DA-BAI US PL 480 AGRIPBeS Program. This February, 2014 her 28 days total milk yield is 101.2 kilos or an average daily milk yield of 3.614 kilos per day. You can just imagine, Ober 464 gave us two kid does and with the milk we are getting from her,  makes us more confident in saying that goat dairying is a sustainable and profitable business enterprise in Tropical Philippines.

Dairying goats in a tropical setting with the temperate breed has always been an issue in the Philippines. We were selected by Dr. Bal Mateo of the DA-BAI US PL 480 AGRIPBeS for the program. To show our gratitude, we promised Dr. Bal that with good nutrition we will show how the  Oberhaslis can be milked in the tropics at a profit for the farmer.

In another two years time we see a family of Oberhasli milkers fully adapted to the tropical environment. The goal is to consistently milk a minimum of 2 liters per day in 305 days in lactation.

 

Top Ten Milkers for February at Alaminos Goat Farm
Top Ten Milkers for February at Alaminos Goat Farm

Identifying the Top Milkers in Alaminos
March 1, 2014


We are identifying the top milkers in Alaminos to determine which families we can focus our breeding program. We are almost close as we data bank milk performance of the purebreds and the crosses. In a year or two we can document all our claims regarding the ideal dairy goat milkers suitable to the tropical environment in the Philippines.

For the past four years the Alaminos Anglo Saanen cross have been among the top milkers in milk recording studies we have done for various government research project. As we increase the Anglo Saanen cross milkers to commercial numbers in Alaminos Goat Farm, we will see if we can replicate the same results we have been consistently getting from the crosses the past years. Performance of the triple cross will also be compared with the Anglo Saanen Cross.

It will take a little time to put numbers to our statement but science is pointing to hybrid vigor or heterosis. It has been giving the crosses an advantage over the purebreds in terms of milk yield. The crosses have adapted better than the purebreds under the tropical environment in the milking line at Alaminos Goat Farm.
 


Concrete Slabs Instead of Plastic Flooring For The Hallway

 


Changing The Angle Bars with GI Pipes


Repairing the Goat Pens
March 1, 2014


Costly repairs of the goat pens are being undertaken in Alaminos slowly with huge cost involve. We did not imagine that the angle bars and steel would rust that fast (2011).

 

AGF 251, Purebred Saanen Doe with Her Single Kid Doe, Sire Caprikorn Zurich Cast Iron
AGF 251, Purebred Saanen Doe with Her Single Kid Doe, Sire Caprikorn Zurich Cast Iron

Moving the Saanens Towards the American Line Saanen at AGF
March 1, 2014



Single kid doe from AGF 252, Purebred Saanen doe. Sire is Caprikorn Zurich Cast Iron. We are using heavily Cast Iron for this year breeding season. This mark a shift of our Australian Saanen based herd towards the American Saanen Line of Caprikorn Farm Cast Iron and Noble Spring Justin.

This year with a little luck we will be adding a pair of outstanding Saanen buck from Redwood Hill Farm in Sonoma Valley. This would complete our lineup of Saanen buck for AGF Saanen breed improvement program. It is geared towards maximizing the potential of crossing the Australian lined Saanen does in Alaminos with the well selected American Saanen bucks from the United States. Adaptability to the tropical environment is one of the critical criteria for selection of the progenies produced in Alaminos
 

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.

 
 
 
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