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  1. Goat Management
    Every administration has its ups and downs. With this one, gas, food, feed, and electricity, is UP, while the economy and trust for our leaders is DOWN. Since a big part of managing a South Texas herd is controlled by feed cost, what does my herd 'need' to remain healthy? We have intact...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi, All! I'm raising not only my first goat but, she's also a bottle baby. I've had her since she was 24 hours old and now she's 3 weeks old today. I bought some lamb/kid feed but she has no interest in it whatsoever. She's nibbling on grass and flowers but won't eat hay or pellets. Is she...
  3. Goat Management
    So...how do you feed your goats grain without a total frenzy? We have a new herd of 7 does plus three new kids and four sheep. They're in a large fenced pasture with a sleeping and milking shed. They get hay, grain (mostly oats at the moment) as well as the pasture they're on and grazing...
  4. Beginners Goat Raising
    ive got two 8 month old weathers, they are both nubians and I'm just wondering if feeding them twice a day, 12 hours apart is too long of time to leave in between each feed? any ideas on how i can improve their feeding schedule? they are both eating 300-350g of 'high yield goat mix' from...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    I’m getting my first intact buck today!! I have 6 does with one pregnant and had one wether who passed away. The buck is a 2 year old Nigerian dwarf with blue eyes. Does anyone have any suggestions on pen size/placement away from the does? I have baby does that I don’t want to get...
  6. Goat Management
    Looking into doing fodder for my goats (2 ND does, 2 LaMancha does, 2 ND bucks). What i want is to at the very least replace the grains i feed them daily, and at most replace the hay i have to buy them. Our goats have access to foraging on our property. I can't find how much of what type of...
  7. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello! I am going to be a new goat mom this spring, and would love some tips on how to raise the kids. I'll be getting a little wether and doeling, both are pygmy fainting crosses. I know they have to eat separate feed from my research so far, but I'm finding it difficult to find information on...
  8. Goat Management
    Now that my little guy is feeling better, I was thinking of giving these two a proper diet. I've been feeding them orchard hay at night and they have been getting pasture during the day. I was feeding Black Oil Sunflower Seeds at two quarts a piece (four pounds) which is a lot now that I've...
  9. Goat Management
    Hi I have 2 does and after a rainy season they seems to avoid grain. I use to put whole grain wheat overnight and then feed them in the morning. But now they are not interested in it. So I got steel-cut oats. And put it in water for 6 to 7 hours over night. But in the morning they don't want to...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hi I was giving me doe 0.75 kg of whole grain wheat by putting it in water for 10 to 12 hours. But now she don't want to eat it. Instead she want to eat normal dry whole grain wheat. Is it equally good as sprouted grains? And if not how can I encourage her to eat the sprouted grains?
  11. Health & Wellness
    Is the above goat feed good for dairy goats? I bought two bags and noticed it says medicated...it's for adult goats not kids. Is it safe if my ducks or chickens get into it as it says DO NOT FEED TO HORSES.. It also says sheep? Thanks
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all! I am very new to goats. I had two Nigerian pygmy goat wethers arrive on Friday, they boys are absolutely adorable! However there seems to be a lot of different information on them. Now I was told that wethers should not have grain On a regular basis due to UC. But that they always...
  13. Goat Frenzy
    So back in January, I got a mini horse, she's super cute and super sweet, but now she's not letting my goats ANYWHERE near the hay. I'm not able to feed them outside anymore because she comes over and tries to kick or bite them to get them away. so in the barn they go, to eat! also of them...
  14. Beginners Goat Raising
    I will be bringing home my bottle babies in 1 week. They will be 6 weeks old. What do I need to supply them with food wise? They will still be on the bottle and I believe they currently have hay available to them. What else do they require at this point? Grain, sweetened, minerals?? Thank you!
  15. Health & Wellness
    I'm getting some bad-tasting milk right now and trying to figure out and eliminate the cause. My current biggest suspicion is the pelleted MFM lactating goat feed I give my two milkers. One of them has been refusing to eat it lately, and her milk is good. The other eats it, but seems to favor...
  16. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello all! New to goats here. I have 2 Boer/Alpine cross doelings that are weaned and just shy of 4 months old. I feed them free-choice grass hay, free-choice loose minerals and they have timed access to pasture and woods (they love eating young Sumac trees!). I was feeding them Nature's Best...
  17. Meat Market
    So show season is coming up in Texas and i've got my wether and hes doing well, learning to walk and brace but, i recently got the purina high octane champion drive topdress. Smell awful, i'm not sure if i would recommend cause i've never used this supplement before, but my wether doesn't like...
  18. Beginners Goat Raising
    Have recently acquired some goats. I have a few questions, and this seems like a good place to ask. 1. How much grain do they need a day? I was told to give two handfuls once per day (along with mineral) but this doesn’t seem like a lot. The goats are four months old (all wethers) and I have...
  19. Health & Wellness
    Hello! So I know this is a potentially strange question - but do goats need unlimited access to some type of forage? My reason for asking is that we have been trying chaffhaye for our herd over the last few weeks and absolutely LOVE it (and so do the goats ;) ) but boy can they burn through a...
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    hello I’m in north Florida. I have no grazing.(there is some but it’s grass and they don’t seem interested in it I’m guessing because they have pooped on most of it.) I have 2 goats like about 1-2 years old female. One is Sanaan the other is a different breed and is black and white and smaller...
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