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    Hello from South Carolina

    Welcome from Va.
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    New member intro!

    :welcome from Va. "Don't know nuthin bout goats" :lol::hide Plenty on here are goat people so I think you will be able to find the info. Glad to have you.
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    Central Virginia Newbie. Planning for turkeys, pigs, and sheep.

    Start with the most necessary..... make a priority list... and then be flexible... Sometimes it is just doing one small pasture at a time... one single 300 ft stretch of fence.... Cattle panels are great for temp enclosures.... and they are moveable, flexible to a degree, and very versatile....
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    How much grain to feed daily?

    He// yeah, if you have someone that can help... like your cousin...with a cooler and all available..... I'd do it myself in a heartbeat.
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    Thistleblooms Rambles

    I have not used a dryer for over 20 + years. I dry everything on the line. Used to haul the washed clothes home from the laundromat and hung out. I do laundry on days it will dry ... they can stay out overnight if need be. I have a propane dryer in the storage trailer at DS property...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    @Ridgetop , I would definitely do heifers if the fences are good. You have enough experience with sheep and knowing that the ewe lambs need to be out and away from any rams until old and big enough to breed. Same deal with heifers. Hormones are the biggest drawback.... if you have anyone that...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    Sunday late aft. There was a very little snow still in spots, day was partly cloudy, chilly.... DS wanted to get some of the cattle moved out of the barn that they had preg ckd and get a few others moved to where they needed to be. So, I made up the lists of who needed to be where, and we...
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    How much grain to feed daily?

    If you have a way to hang the meat and keep it cool enough to age, and you are fairly good at hogs, then no reason why not. You are right about the adrenaline in the steers system if riled up, will make the meat tough and/or give it an off flavor. Ask the butcher if they will let you bring it...
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    Thistleblooms Rambles

    Propane generators and any propane fired things is the way to go. Everyone here is going to propane, from cooking to any type of furnace/heat to generators. As long as the tank is good, the propane is supposed to keep indefinitely from what all I have been told. All the big commercial poultry...
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    pasture management '?'

    It would depend where the water comes from. Is it irrigation water diverted from a creek or river? Is it like the water you described from a waste water treatment plant? Agree mostly with @Mini Horses .... I would be hesitant to use it in many cases but......
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    Hello from Canada!

    :welcome from Va.
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    Central Virginia Newbie. Planning for turkeys, pigs, and sheep.

    :welcome:jumpy:jumpy Welcome from the Shenandoah Valley area, west of you.
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    A Jesusfreaks tales of farm life with four kids

    Glad you got the goats to take their kids right now. You are too busy to deal with milking and then bottle feeding. So glad that you are going to look at land. Isn't @Baymule somewhere near Tyler????? Maybe she has other ideas, sites for you to look into....
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    How much grain to feed daily?

    Honestly, if you have future use of him, even if you had to pay for it or do the transporting yourself, sell him. You can put the money into some cross fencing, buy another cow or just sit on it for a future emergency. If you have a head chute/catch of some sort, you could maybe get some AI...
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    Thistleblooms Rambles

    My old gas stove has no pilots, for the burners. You turn the knob on for each burner a 1/4 turn and hold a match close to the round center piece where the flames are, and it lights. There is a hole in the front on the bottom of the oven, which is on the right looking at the stove, where...
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