I get questions regarding the best time of year to breed/kid to meet peak demand or carcass meat and thus get highest prices for slaughter goats. The short answer is to have slaughter goats ready for sale/shipment one to two... Continue Reading →
In many sheep flocks and goat herds there are orphaned lambs or kids and many prolific ewes/does have too many lambs/kids for the milking ability of the natural mother. Artificial rearing should only be considered when the option to foster... Continue Reading →
This week, the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service published its Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule. The rule, initially proposed in April 2016, aims to strengthen rules for Organic Livestock and Poultry by: Clarifying how producers and handlers must treat... Continue Reading →
Please visit Jack & Mauldin's Boer Goat page for an excellent list of recipes for goat!
According to Combination Dewormers: The Time is Now by Dr. Ray Kaplan posted on the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control webpage, there now is very strong evidence that using combination treatment is the best method for using dewormers and should be instituted... Continue Reading →