I asked my wife who used to work on a commercial hog farm and at the NC State Swine Unit.
She said it was probably pneumonia. Treat with antibiotics and banamine is all you can do.. She said they usually used penicillin.
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Sinai Thunder AD Valiant *B FS88 ?VVE
Both Valiant's dam and sire are Elite Does and milked over 1300 lbs.
I currently have 5 daughters and his semen in the tank, so time for him to help another herd.
Located in central North Carolina
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I don't think that getting a couple of bucks just to have a stud business is a very good business plan. I'll put it that way. :)
I don't know a good business plan for making much money with goats. If I come up with one, I'll let you all know.
Not usual for us, but we leased a Nigerian buck this year. This despite the fact that we own I think 8 of them. LOL
But, we know who is and where he is. We own his grandmother and got him specifically to breed to her (Zamia) and his aunt (Clarabelle). We also bred him to several others while...
I know a pretty well known Nigerian Dwarf breeder who used to keep a buck every year to let other people breed their does.
He kept a good buck, not necessarily a great buck. He also kept it in a different pen than his other goats. He didn't breed any of his does to the buck. And at the end of...