Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Goat Breeding and Birthing

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Goat Breeding and Birthing

Time: April 10, 2010 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Location: Antiquity Oaks Farm
City/Town: Cornell, IL
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Phone: 815-358-2450
Event Type: class
Organized By: Deborah Niemann-Boehle
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2010

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If you want milk, you have to breed your goats to freshen yearly. In this class, we'll talk about how to detect heat, pen breeding vs. hand breeding, nutritional requirements during pregnancy, signs of labor, and the birth process. Three goats are due around the date of this class, so you should get some hands-on experience in checking tail ligaments, assessing udders in relation to kidding time, seeing how the belly changes when a doe is close to kidding, and perhaps even seeing kids born, if timing is just right. You will probably see newborn kids and learn to determine if a kid is polled. We'll talk about bottle-feeding vs. dam-raising kids and how to do each one. Castration, disbudding, and tattooing will also be covered. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and long, well-worn pants or jeans. Be forewarned that our goats are very friendly and may jump on you like a dog, and their feet are not always clean. This class is free for anyone who is purchasing or has purchased a goat from Antiquity Oaks.
Fee: $15 per person or $25 per couple, children free with parent.

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