Feeding and Water Station Project - What do you think?

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by IHEARTGOATS, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Thanks :)
     
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  2. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Thanks
    :)
     

  3. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    We've had a rough couple of weeks after losing our LGD Angel. It was nice getting this in the mail. :)

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  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Fantastic! Congratulations!
     
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  5. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    How exciting! Congratulations
     
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  6. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Congratulations!!! That's a LOT of dedication to the breed, hard work and love that paper represents!!! So very happy for you!
     
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  7. Dwarf Dad

    Dwarf Dad Well-Known Member

    Way to go! Congratulations!
     
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  8. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Congratulations! :wow:(woot)(thumbup) :clapping:
     
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  9. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Since we have six bucks to choose from the obvious decision was to go out and lease a buck to breed some of our better does. :bonk:

    Meet Fork Creek Bunsen Burner aka "Steve"

    The primary reason we got him was to breed Zamia and Clarabelle

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  10. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nice looking buck!
     
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  11. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    Thanks. He looks a lot like my others. Makes perfect sense, since his sire and paternal grand sire are ours.
    I really like the other side of his pedigree too. Buffalo Clover Valentino is a very prolific buck.
    We saw Steve at our spring show. He went reserve in the 3rd ring to one of our other bucks Vivaldi. He appraised 87 which is really good for a yearling. His owner was kind of flattered that we wanted to use him.
    As payment we traded her a buckling. The one she got is actually her bucks half brother (same sire Jupiter). But, will be excellent to breed back to her doe that is this boys dam, since they are not closely related.
     
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  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  13. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    So we did a little project to build a structure that we could back up to and roll off a round bale of hay that the goats could feed off of free choice. We also wanted to be able to have some feed troughs that we could give them feed from outside. And we also ran water ( you can see the yard hydrant) and plan on putting in a couple of automatic waterers.

    It think it turned out pretty good. :coolmoves:

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  14. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    That looks great!
     
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  15. IHEARTGOATS

    IHEARTGOATS Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    Zebulon, NC
    It should be a big labor/time saver.
     
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  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  17. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    :hubbahubba: Gosh that looks great. I wish we could all have one of those.
     
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  18. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    That is neat.
     
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