First and foremost we are pastoralists. As breeders, not producers, we invest great care and time in the development of our herd members. We don’t manage disease when it’s not present, thus vaccinating is not our practice. Our dam-raised kids are provided with native habitat within the first, crucial six months. Learning from their dams, early how to forage on the land. They are handled immediately, and quickly developing a wide range of innate physiological and cognitive abilities, and hardiness with parasite resistance. Our Nubians are already trained for life in the woods, fields and trails. Providing valuable utility not just for dairy, but also for land management, pack goats, hiking buddies, and awesome pets.
Our goats forage on land laced with fragrant woods, meandering creeks, lush prairies and hillside forbs, providing the quintessential, herbacious goat fodder. A reason our goats have gorgeous conformation and outstanding disposition. Also, why they produce the nutritionally rich and full-bodied goat’s milk Nubians are capable of. We offer a lifetime of mentorship with the sale of our goats.
The land is already proven to be an excellent source of nourishment yielding higher quality of hair, milk, meat, and even pets. Goats hardened on the land provide a litany of benefits to any herd, that most give little attention to. Such as acclimation to the elements, parasite resistance, savvy field and forage knowledge, self-medication, herd dynamic, strong progeny, excellent disposition and more. The conformation of all of the progeny born in our pastoral herd, is superior to that of the kids we initially started our foundation herd with.
Customarily, little consideration is given to the value provided by goats permitted time to develop among a foraging herd. Did you know a goat’s learning begins in utero, and continues before weaning? But the process is complete after weaning. Whereby knowledge of food avoidance, food selection and self-medication through plant secondary compounds, is complex social learning attained through observation and imitation. As is shaping proper feeding behavior, how and where to forage. Your pregnant does foraging on the land, are already training their kids what to eat!
Without the dam, the herder takes up the task. Thus the goats have to learn by trial and error, and relying on some memory that they retained from their dams in utero. This is only attainable if they are not predominantly confined.
We implement herbal dewormers, CD, activated charcoal. Administered on a rotational schedule, many times influenced by the weather. In addition to any natural remedies given if the animal is demonstrating changes in stools, or digestive problems.
Vaccination Protocols: No Vaccinations