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  1. Health & Wellness
    I have read many threads here about minerals, feed, supplements to try to get my goats as healthy as possible. I would appreciate feedback on optimizing my best plan for my nigerian goats. Currently giving: Free choice alfalfa hay Browsing on about 3 acres of “country yard” (Bermuda/burr...
  2. 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...
  3. Goat Management
    Hello! I’m new to goats and I feel like this is a dumb question, but I’ve asked around to a few folks in my town and can’t seem to get a straight answer. Can goats eat just weeds for their diet? I have a flourishing 2 acres of mostly Palmer Amaranth, Bermuda grass, purslane, and a few other...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hello! I have some pregnant does. It is there first time including mine. :) I was wondering if the selenium gels and copper are needed? Or if I can just supplement from other things that naturally contain these things like Selenium---alfalfa, kelp, slippery elm, raspberry leaves, milk thistle...
  5. Sheep
    What type of minerals do any of you use who own lambs and sheep? We are relatively new at raising them and are evaluating what is the best to give to them. As we have had problems in our region of the country with low selenium levels we are wondering if the sheep and lambs need to be bolstered...
  6. Health & Wellness
    Hi there! I rescued 5 goats (4 pygmies, one unknown breed) last October and they are still underweight, and I'm very concerned about them. Are there any supplements I can give them to gain weight? I have never had goats before so I'm completely new to this. I intend to get these guys to a...
  7. Goat Management
    Hi! I'm a brand new goat owner and I loving it so far. I've had my goats for about 6 weeks, and I knew so little when I got them, that I'm just now able to formulate some questions! How can I keep odor down? Do I muck out their pen weekly, monthly? I was advised against any bedding, and I've...
  8. Show Circuit
    For the past two years I have shown market boer goats with the help of some very experienced people. Unfortunately, due to a personal falling out my family and I are left with a show doe and no knowledge of goat feeding (as most of the logic behind the previous feeding was withheld from us). We...
  9. Goat Management
    So I feel like it's time to change a few things. Mainly the hay and minerals I feed out, the vaccinations I give, the general lack of secondary supplementing(i.e. boluses, mineral/vitamin injections, extra feed additives), the routine hoof care I give and their shelter situation. I'm having...
  10. Health & Wellness
    We are currently giving our goats a mix of Poulin NCA Sweet 16 no copper added (2/3) and of Green Mountain Organic Whole Grain Mix (1/3; Corn, Barley, Soybeans). We mix both feed to give them some more natural organic food. We are also giving them free choice Golden Blend goat minerals...
  11. 4H/FFA Corner
    Today I went the the cougar classic, my first show with this years guys. Well I got 2nd to last, last, then last again (3 goats, 3 heats). Their low on muscle and I don't know what else.. The judge seemed to favor goats that were lifted off the ground but I dont do that persional it look dumb...
  12. Goat Management
    I read on TGS that giving a calcium supplement helps with a better and easier labor for does and I'm wondering what kind of tablet to give? I have a bottle of Calcium tablets from Sams Club. It says it's 600 mg with vitamin D3 plus minerals. Is it OK to give my does?
  13. Health & Wellness
    I have been hearing that it is good to supplement goat's diets with Vitamin C tablets. Is this a good thing to do? And how much should they get? :) Thanks for your help!
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