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  1. Goat Management
    Hello all! In preparing a mix for my doe while she’s milking, I’m curious about the benefits of sunflower seeds and how i’d make sure that she gets the 2:1 calcium to phosphorus, since from my understanding boss has a lot of phosphorus. Along with this, I’m wondering what to feed my wether. I...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    I have had Cream since May 9, her and her kid, (Espresso) Bean and another yearling ND, Starbuck who is actually a doe. I got them from a lady near me who had them as pasture livestock for ag exempt tax break. I also bought an in milk mini La Mancha from another farm, “Mo”cha I went through...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hi guys! This is my first time posting here, though I've been reading other people's threads for a long time.:) Just a few days ago, I dosed my whole herd with the Copasure copper boluses, but I noticed that the package says "No other copper supplementation should be given immediately prior to...
  4. Goat Management
    hi everyone :) Thinking about changing my goats hay as have not been impressed with what I usually get. It seems a bit dusty and the goats are refusing certain bales. Does anyone feed goats Timothy hay? I have just been feeding what I assume is mixed from a local farm. Do they like this hay? I...
  5. Goat Management
    Hello goat friends! We're into our 4th year of raising Lamanchas, and this past fall finally bought a fine buckling to service our does and hopefully improve our stock. The wet summer last year didn't produce great hay, but we have some that is of fair quality- the main deficiency is the low 11%...
  6. Goat Management
    We currently by a 50# bag of oats from one feed store, 12% sweet feed from TSC (because they seem to love it the best and wouldn't touch other mixes) combine those in almost equal amounts maybe a little heavier on the feed side, and mix in a bit of black sunflower and alfalfa pellets (which are...
  7. Health & Wellness
    I have a 16 year old wether with no teeth that can only eat soaked cubes like Timothy/alfalfa. He's been ill lately and off his feed but there is a certain cube he seems to like and I don't know if it's safe for him regarding the calcium/phosphorus ratio. I'm horrible at math. My goal is for...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Hello,. I have a 16 year old wether who has lost all his teeth and is blind from cataracts. I feed him Meat Goat Gro and Finish goat pellets along with Calf Manna pellets and Goat Balancer pellets. In addition he gets soaked Timothy/alfalfa cubes and soaked shredded beet pulp. He is very thin...
  9. Goat Management
    In speaking with a few goat/horse owners I know locally as well as in other states, the price per bale is way up from last year (from $7.00 to $8.75 bale) but the quality of alfalfa grass hay is not very good - bales have a lot of thick stems, don't smell good, and are not as good of quality as...
  10. Goat Management
    Does anyone have a complete goat ration recipe? If you do, and you don't mind sharing, by all means post it! Don't forget to include how much you feed! I think it will be a benefit to many to discuss feeding and nutrition here on The Goat Spot.
  11. Pack and Working Goats
    Hello all, My daughter has 2 weathers and 1 doe under 1year and a 3year old pregnant doe. We don't have any pasture but when the weather is decent we let them out in the yard to eat down the lawn and weeds. For regular feedings they get local grass all the time we just keep their feeder full...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hello :) I am very new to this- AKA I don't have any goats yet.. I have been doing tons of research over the past 7 years, though (raising goats is a lifelong dream) and I am finally in a place where I can get my goats! I am most interested in milk goats and am definitely going to get Nubians...
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