Raising beautifully correct, productive, healthy goats for milk and show. Using Natural methods and proven bloodlines we have established a pleasing herd that is constantly being appraised and improved upon.
Herbal (1)-Conventional (10) 1-10 Scale:
We dam raise with lots of interaction with kids to keep them friendly, and use herbal teas and essential oils to keep them healthy. I am not opposed to antibiotics if necessary, but rarely have needed them, although I do use dimethox for coccidia prevention most years.
The goats are out on pasture during the months of good weather, and are housed in our old barns during the winter. I group them according to their due date, or age/dry status.
We have been involved in DHI and Linear Appraisal since the beginning, and have been to a few shows over the years, although I'm hoping to make that a higher priority in the future. I'm also planning on learning how to AI this fall so I can increase my options in herdsires as I decrease the number of bucks I care for.
External parasites (lice) are delt with using sulfer in the late winter and early spring, while I use herbal teas and essential oils on internal parasites if the need arises.Vaccination Protocols: