Goat lice are very common in winter months, and finding them does not mean you are a bad herdsman. If you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they are not there.
It is also essential that the buck you select can perform his job well. So, how does one know if a buck can breed well? Enter the breeding soundness examina.
If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats alert your nose that breeding season has begun.
Knowing the facts about goats and having the ability to recognize goat heat will equip you to take appropriate measures to either get your doe bred or keep her from getting pregnant, whichever is your goal.
At different points in a goat’s life, you may find that you will need to alter their diets to increase their weight (flushing).
Call it procreation, replication, or proliferation; goats do it too and they do it well. It’s goat breeding season.
For easier and more accurate results, have the goat fast 12 hours from food and 4 hours from water prior to the ultrasound.
One of the common conditions that flies can exacerbate is pink eye or infectious keratoconjunctivitis.
Co-grazing goats and cattle means maximizing space, weight gain for animals, but also improved land health.
Rove goats are the most distinctive ruminants of southern France and possibly one of the oldest landraces. They excel in a pastoral system, leading flocks, providing cheese, and clearing brush.