Banding babies

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Haviris, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Haviris

    Haviris Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    This year I have some bottle babies to sell, I'm selling them as wethers, normally I don't band until they are atleast 8 weeks old, or longer depending on how long they are here. With these leaving so early I'm wondering if it's ok to band them now or how do I handle this?

    I've thought about it in the past, but I don't normally sell them this young and it's not an issue, but now it is! So what would you all do?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you can band them early -- I banded a buckling at 3 days old and he is still going strong almost 10 years later