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
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
Long ago (well it seems that way!), I wrote a blog for a couple of years when we first got started with goats and were building the Barndo. Then life happened and I couldn't didn't make time to blog. I will be moving over the old blog as I have time, but if you are … Continue reading Old Blog