Do you believe it is time for the goat industry to receive research, funding and assistance from the U.S. Government? If you have ever fought off barber pole worms with no success, today is the time to act. The goat industry is currently NOT included in the U.S. Farm Bill. You can help change that by sending … Continue reading 2017 Farm Bill– no goats?
It's August in Texas, a most hot and uncomfortable time of year. To me, it's one of those months that speeds by when you're looking back, but seems to take forever when you're in it. August is the end of summer, beginning of school, and the height of breeding season for goats. And hot. At … Continue reading Endless Summer
Breeding and selling decisions impact your herd..
Naming goats is either a chore or an art. In registered goats, there aren't too many rules for how you name your goats, other than having a maximum length and not repeating a name. The official name contains the herd prefix and the name, which is the legal name of the goat. It's a birth certificate … Continue reading Nomenclature
This year, we had an extra long kidding season. I really prefer to kid in December, January and February. This year, we bought a trailer load of goats in September and quarantined them for a month before we let Ozymandias introduce himself. Ergo, late mid-March to mid-April kids. Today, MJI Dakota finally gave us a … Continue reading No longer kidding