Understanding FAMACHA scoring could mean the difference between life and death of your sheep or goat herd. FAMACHA scoring is used for detecting the level of a parasite load in sheep and goats. If you have sheep or goats, understanding FAMACHA scoring is essential to keeping them healthy. Make sure that you know how to […]
With kidding season close at hand now is a great time to ensure you are prepared for the unexpected. I learned my first year the importance of having a few key items close by just in case you need them. This list of what you need and why you need it will help you prepare […]
When you keep dairy goats, it’s a good idea to know what types of problems to watch out for. While there are quite a few potential issues you could run into raising goats, there are a few that are more common than others. Most people who start raising dairy goats know the importance of starting […]
Having a goat first aid kit set up in a cupboard ready to go reduces a lot of stress when you are dealing with a sick or injured animal as everything you need is there together. I suggest you assemble these things and create a kit and keep it somewhere handy. This isn’t just a […]
Learning about herbal medicine and natural healing can be intimidating for “traditional” livestock producers. Here are five easy ways to start stocking your all natural goat medicine cabinet.
You may have heard that your goats need a selenium supplement and/or copper supplement and for many goat owners that’s true. This is because the soil across most of North America is deficient, therefore growing deficient plants. Living in a deficient area myself, I offer my goats a natural selenium supplement involving herbs. Selenium deficiency […]