On December 4, it will be 150 days since the does were put with a buck. Some does kid a couple of days early, so we are now officially on baby goat watch!! Kids from the first round of breeding could come as late as January 11, but we figure most will come by the … Continue reading Ready for Kids!
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..
Our first goats were a ragtag bunch of pygmies, Boers and auction castoffs. At that time, I was merely interested in the property tax exemption for running a 'ranch.' Fast forward and today I am a registered breeder of Kikos, Boers and Genemasters. I knew I had to set some goals if I were … Continue reading I’m officially in business
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