Life Lessons from the Barnyard: The Sweetest Boy

Life Lessons from the Barnyard: The Sweetest Boy
By Kate Johnson In the world of dairy goats, girls rule and boys drool. What I mean by that is, does are the main workers providing babies and milk and so are the most desirable gender, while the boys have relatively limited usefulness. Of course, a few bucks are needed to help make the babies, but only a few. They don’t make great pets (they’re pretty stinky, have a one-track mind and can be fairly aggressive). Wethers can make good pets and companions, but you really only can keep a few. In the end, most people who raise dairy goats end up selling the boy babies for meat. Now, I don’t have a problem with this, per se. After all, I’m a meat eater myself. But I have to tell ya, once you’ve bottle-fed a few baby goats and see what darling personalities they have (more like puppies than livestock),

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