Hello. I have been a member for a little while now researching and learning about goats. This past weekend I was able to purchase my herd. 1 billy and 6 nannies. All boer and all but one abga registered. I originally decided to purchase them to clean up my property but the more research I did the more I loved the idea of a small meat production farm. I have them home and have fell in love. They are awesome. My billy, bucky, is the friendliest of all of them. I have emailed my county extension office to find out what services and information they offer to goat owners. I was looking for anyone in the area who would be willing to allow me to visit their farm to educate me on everything from hoof trimming to vaccinating and overall caring for and keeping my herd healthy. Also I was wondering if anyone had ideas to help me anticipate the needs of my goats. I am a full time fireman so I am away from home for 24 hours every third day with a very remote chance of being able to return home in that time to tend to them. I want them to be happy and healthy. Thanks in advance for any information. Also thanks for the information you have all supplied to allow me to learn what I have so far.