Keeping billy the kid from breeding
Hi there y'all, we are still awaiting the shipping of the burdizzo tool. So it may be banding the boys. We are selling one billy and he is so handsome we may leave intact whilst awaiting his sale to a new home. OR I may take him to auction this weekend. The question is, how do you seperate your intact bucks from your does?…
Hey y'all, do you castrate? I've read some negative things about banding and some good things about burdizzo. It clamps the cords and supposed to be humane. We are giving it ago this year? What do y'all do about this situation?
Good day y'all, We had 5 beautiful kids born this year on our farm. We are bottle feeding two of them as their mom wants nothing to do with them. Long story short...around 10:30pm on a saturday night. I just had a feeling to check the barn before slumber. I am sure glad I did! Two kids born and the doe didn't accept them.…
European sheep and goat breeds
It was a very happy time backpacking Europe in what seems like a lifetime ago. I recall walking a lot of mountain and coastal paths in both Italy and Greece, especially some of the Greek Islands I noticed homeowners moving small mobs of sheep and goats around during the day to move them to new fodder and under shade. I…