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Liming the pasture/wethers question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Monday. 9 Replies

So I have limed all the rest of the property except the goat pastures.  I am trying to find information on if putting lime on the pastures is harmful to wethers (risk of UC?)Lime is…Continue

Teat size

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 23, 2016. 2 Replies

So I am new to NDGs as I've said, but would like to milk perhaps starting next spring (we plan to breed our doe this fall).   Right now she's in milk with her wether, but I have no place to separate…Continue

ADM feeds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 7, 2016. 5 Replies

Anyone using this?  One Boer breeder in my area swears by it, says its the best feed out there.Her goats all look great! I'm currently feeding Hilands feed, which has whole grains in it, and powder.…Continue

8 week old scurs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by WoodsEdge Jun 15, 2016. 2 Replies

So I have my mom/wether home now since Saturday. They seem to be doing ok. LotsOf baa'ing and yelling going on but they were better today. I have a question. The mom is disbuddedAnd the baby was…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"Good luck with your goats -- and keeping yourself in one piece! I think we get more fragile as we age, so I am finally learning to be more careful. I tore my patellar tendon three years ago, and I'm still sitting here today with an Ace bandage…"
Monday
Cynthia Koscinch replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
""...When I talked about managing properly, that means that you don't leave animals in a pasture until they've eaten it down to the dirt...."  --I agree!  Unfortunately, my husband's mare WILL eat a pasture down to…"
May 21
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"If you have six acres, I'd say graze the goats somewhere that has grass, weeds, and small bushes now, and let Mother Nature take care of seeding that bare soil. They will eat and love whatever weeds decide to grow there. Years ago we had an…"
May 18
Cynthia Koscinch replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"Thanks Deborah, With only 4 goats (currently), I can't imagine that 6 acres being eaten down very quickly.  But I do have a 1+ acre pasture that the horses have grazed down to the nub.  I have moved the horses off of it and want…"
May 18
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"I hope you're not going to do anything to get rid of that amazing goat buffet you've got there! The goats will LOVE all of those bushes, briars, and young trees. If it's properly managed, you should not need to reseed."
May 7
WoodsEdge replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"It's made by Natures seed, goat pasture mix. What I ended up doing was aerating the pasture and putting down southern states horse pasture mix, and then adding chickory, lespedeza and another seed that was listed in the goat pasture mix. Ran…"
May 5
Cynthia Koscinch replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"Would you share the name of the goat pasture seed mix?  I have 6 acres that we just bought.  It is full of oak, pine and sweet gum trees as well as raspberry bushes and briars.  But for when I DO need to overseed, I would like to do…"
May 4
WoodsEdge replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"Thanks so much, Deborah! I"ll let the goats take care of it.  I did find a goat pasture seed mix that contains mostly weeds that goats love to overseed with.  "
Sep 18, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Liming the pasture/wethers question
"If you are going to be fertilizing, I wouldn't want any goats on there until you'd had a few rains. However, I'm not sure why you want to fertilize if you have livestock in there. We haven't fertilized in 14 years, and our…"
Sep 18, 2016
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Liming the pasture/wethers question

So I have limed all the rest of the property except the goat pastures.  I am trying to find information on if putting lime on the pastures is harmful to wethers (risk of UC?)Lime is calcium/magnesium, our soil is very acidic, and this helps balance it so more than just weeds and moss will grow.  I want to renovate the pasture as well, by harrowing and then fertilizing and over seeding.  There's no rain in sight on the forecast to wash it in, and I don't think I have enough hose to reach the…See More
Sep 17, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion ADM feeds
"That's a great copper level, especially if you have hard water. I'd be hesitant to switch to something with less copper, if they're doing well on that. If they are picking through it, it's true they're not getting…"
Aug 7, 2016
WoodsEdge replied to WoodsEdge's discussion ADM feeds
"Hmm ok. Well they are long since done with their coccidia treatment. They came to me on Hilands Natural feed which they sort through. I assume if they aren't eating their whole serving, they're not getting the full benefit of the feed,…"
Aug 6, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion ADM feeds
"It could be better in terms of copper. I always say that you should never do something simply because someone else is doing it. There are many things that cause goats to look wonderful or do terribly. Your farm is probably not exactly like your…"
Aug 6, 2016
WoodsEdge replied to WoodsEdge's discussion ADM feeds
"Tag say 25min 35 max."
Aug 6, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion ADM feeds
"I've never used it. Does it have at least 35 ppm copper?"
Aug 5, 2016
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to WoodsEdge's discussion Teat size
"As Julianne said, the answer is yes, but the definition of "small" can vary a lot from person to person. When I first got goats, I complained constantly about the small teats on a doe that I eventually came to learn actually had really…"
Jul 23, 2016

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