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    Loafing Shed Refurbish

    We use the angle grinder so smooth them off sort of but since normally it is not a place an animal should be rubbing against we dont worry to much.
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    Loafing Shed Refurbish

    Ditto on the bolt cutters for cattle/hog panels. We have the same Harbor freight angle grinder it works well but the bolt cutters are faster and easy as pie!!
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    Bred Too Young?

    Only thing our chickens do is ride or lay on our sheep, the sheep dont seem to care.
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    Clicker Training Goats

    Can confirm, dont change order for milking. They know their spot in line and fight or have a fit if you try to go out of order.
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    Dexter Cattle

    Very glad you were able to make the deal and find the cattle you wanted! Can't wait for pics.
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    4H goat showing question

    Ridgetop gave tons of good info. Goes to show there are many differences depending where you show. At our fair if a dairy goat is not disbudded for any show/class they can not be shown period. Meat goats must be horned or they can not be shown for any class. We have been trying to fight both...
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    contagious ecthyma

    So glad she is all healed up and doing well! She sure is cute and seems like a good addition to your herd. With so few goats and after doing the disinfecting I don't think you are going to have issues and even if you do as I and yourself mentioned while orf is a pain in the butt from what I have...
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    Dexter Cattle

    For our area that is a good deal. Our cow calf pairs of cross/mix bred with no papers are $1,400-$1,800 and that just the Cow and one calf. Single breed dairy without papers is $1,500-3,000 and single breed beef without papers is $3,000-$4,000 and those are all just cow/calf pair. So for us that...
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    Help. Whats happening with my ewe

    The harness is ment to be used with the prolapse retainer(the thing I posted). Depending on how back she is prolapsing when she lays down the harness and stitching her will hopefully be enough. If the prolapse is going back in on it's own as you mentioned it is likely not a severe case...
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    Help. Whats happening with my ewe

    Here are some approximate dimensions in milimeters. You may have to make it a bit smaller if she is a very small ewe. Make sure you make the spoon part very smooth so it does not injure her vagina. You can use rope to go thru the holes and either clip it to her wool or make her a harness based...
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    We are smitten with this miniature Jersey!

    Our mill has 14% and 18% calf starter we use 18% usually, then when they get older they move to a 16% chop feed and shell corn. They also have 24/7 access to 1st cut grass hay when they are younger. The two oldest ones and our sheep are atm on 2nd cut grass hay round bales with a sprinkling of...
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    Salty Jersey Milk...What’s Causing it?

    Awesome and great planning there....breakfast and dinner covered!
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    We are smitten with this miniature Jersey!

    We just use out local feed mills calf starter. It basically a sweet feed.
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    Dexter Cattle

    No problem! Don't forget to ask if they are willing to have her bred before you pick them up or if they are running with the bull or offer breeding or semen services.
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    contagious ecthyma

    As far as I know they can't get it from their mom unless the mom actively has cores. The farms that I know that deal with orf get it in their lambs due to contamination/infectious materials on bedding, pasture, stalls, feed bunks, buckets, etc. A surprising number of operations in the US keep...
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