We will discuss:
Learn the basic list of what’s needed to start out with a healthy goat herd.
Learn feed mixes, supplies and how to use a small space as a nursery and hospital.
Learn the art and science of how to milk a goat by hand. Make it their idea.
Identify the confirmation guides and how to spot a healthy goat.
How do you manage your pastures to ensure a healthy herd?
Learn the basics of the proper way to trim a goat’s hoof.
How to use massage to keep a goat healthy and used to being handled.
Lessons learned in working with goats to understand how they think, which will make raising and tending goats easier.
Set up a barnyard area to help in managing a goat herd. Gate latches, wire gauge for fencing, paddock setup.
Supplies to have on hand to keep the goat herd healthy and happy.
How to identify a sick goat. Some diagnostic techniques and natural remedies.
Learn some remedies and resources for natural control of parasites.
Identify when a goat is lacking minerals or vitamins. How to stop bleeding and deal with other wounds.
What supplies should to have on hand during kidding?
What tools to use and the process of banding young male goats to produce wethers.
Emergency information to have on hand.