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  1. Pack and Working Goats
    Hi! I am going through a stage where I am obsessed with pack goats, so I want to educate myself a little, so IF I do get a couple, I will know at least the basics So here are a few questions: Can i use wethered Nigerian dwarf crosses? Do yall build you'r own little "carts" that go behind them...
  2. Pack and Working Goats
    Today's hike was new territory, and the longest hike I've done for years. The plan was to drive some dirt roads to Eagle Canyon and hike to Swasey's Cabin. I brought Woodstock, Shelby GT, and Luna for this trip, the goats carrying mostly just water. We headed out from home while it was still...
  3. Health & Wellness
    We have 5 one year old goats we are going to eventually use for pack goats. They went on one of their bigger hikes over the weekend and one is not doing so well. It was definitely hotter than it has been. He did fine the first day, led the pack. Then around noon the following day he hit the...
  4. Pack and Working Goats
    Hi, I have a small registered Alpine herd. We have traditionally sold all of our whethers. This year I decided I was going to keep a couple, but unfortunately the only buck was still born, all the rest were does. For a milker like myself, that is not a bad thing, but I have been throwing around...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    Any suggestions as to which one is better? The Cargill Right Now Onyx blend or the Hoeggers Golden Blend? I have read something possibly about the Hoeggers blend not having chelated copper and that being a problem. Also will we still have to supplement with Selenium in addition to one of these...
  6. Pack and Working Goats
    I have a doe who is 5 yrs old and just now seems to be settling down and really wanting yo hike with me. Is 5 yrs too old to start pack goat training? She is already leash-trained and very bonded to me. She is not very big, so we are talking day hikes and small loads, like lunch and water.
  7. Pack and Working Goats
    I think pack goats are amazing! I have been wanting to raise my own to have but I dont know much about raising my own pack goat. I know there is a lot of training and I have heard its best to raise it from a bottle baby. Are there certain breeds that make better pack goats than others? Where do...
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