Thursday, May 31, 2012

Least Favorite Job

Disbudding goats!

But it has to be done. Thankfully Mike tackles that job.  With dairy goats it is a must.  That is one of the things that we liked about raising meat goats...you can leave the horns.

We need to remember next year  to disbud at a week old.  Two weeks and we were almost not able to do them due to their size. Especially the Bucks.

Oberhasli and Toggenburg goats are the breeds we have right now. When we had Nubians years ago, we did them when they were a little older and never had any problems. Not sure if it is the breed OR just the goats we had.

Anyway, hopefully next year  we will remember: DISBUD goats at ONE week!

We accomplished a lot today.  Shearing, Disbudding,  and  Medicating.

It was definately a good day.  I think the best part is the fact that it is RAINING!  Much needed rain...I hope it last a few days.




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