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Hi, I’m in need of advice. I’ve owned this particular buck for roughly 3 years now and am having difficulty with him. He’s always been aggressive towards everyone and has even attacked me and my cattle dog, which has left me pretty scared of him. As time has gone on we’ve had to keep him permanently in his own enclosure because he kept ramming our nannies. Since I haven’t been able to get near him with assistance, his hooves are very overgrown. I’ve been very worried about him since I haven’t been able to care for him properly and have no one willing to help me. I’m a smaller female, with no good goat vets nearby. I’ve considered getting rid of him but he’s so aggressive I wouldn’t want others to get hurt. I don’t know what to do. Suggestions?
 

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This is going to sound harsh, but he should be culled (a hard cull; not just given to someone else to be their problem). You can either make him into tacos yourself or send him to the sale barn as slaughter only.

There is never a reason to keep a buck that is aggressive towards humans. Personalities can be inherited, so it is not only bad breeding but a risk to someone’s life. As a breeder, it is your responsibility to breed the best and cull the rest. There are too many bucks out there that are well-mannered. Culling him would not only be the best for your safety but also for his health. He doesn’t deserve to suffer either.
 

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If you can't find someone to help you get him to the sale, you might consider calling the sale and see if they know anyone that buys goats for meat? Just a thought, not had any experience with this, but thought I would mention it as an idea. Otherwise you can try offering him for meat goat on Craigslist or if you use Facebook and are on any sale pages. I see people buying goats for meat or to take to auction all the time in our area. Just make sure you don't get ripped off and get what he's worth $.
 

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Yikes! I agree with the others that turning him into tacos is best for everyone concerned, even the buck. Mean animals are unhappy animals because they can't even safely have companions or positive interactions with anyone. If you're not sure how to catch/contain him, grain works wonders! If you can get his head into a bucket then you can reach over the fence and get a rope on his neck or his horns and tie him up from the outside. Never try to catch an aggressive goat by walking into the pen with him. The most important thing is to keep yourself safe! Good luck!
 

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Wow! Most definitely needs to go. The sale yard is a good idea to contact and see if they can come get him for you. They should be able to send someone that can get him loaded. If that doesn’t work I’m not sure if I would just sell privately, even if it’s meat only. If they try and load him and get hurt that is a possible nightmare if your insurance doesn’t cover it or if they will your rates going up. I would contact a butcher or even a friend that can dispatch him and slaughter him out. Even if your not a fan of goat meat (I’m not!) dog food or even giving to a needy family is not a waste of a animal. I’m so sorry you are In this situation but no animal is worth your well being especially when there are many many nice calm semi safe bucks out there that could take his place
 

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I am going to sound harsh but he would be visiting freezer camp. I had a buck I loved to pieces and was super sweet. After he turned 3 he started to get very foul tempered. He ended up jumping the fence and slamming my 18 yr old daughter into one of the sheds. He was sent to the meat man shortly after. Registration be darned. This was a goat who had always been well mannered prior. This fellow will only get meaner as he gets older. It is not worth the risk he represents to you and your family or to anyone else who would want a breeding buck. There are too many good ones to deal with a foul tempered one.
 
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