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    Grants mini herd

    3k wow def a deal, how deep and wide is it?...how are the cattle holding up with the winter weather
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    Grants mini herd

    Im so envious very nice property. I was actually looking at a 20 acre property recently already had stables, barn, indoor/outdoor kennel, fenced pasture, and water throughout the pasture..BUT! The house was horrible and to far from the city. I usually go the diy route but I think I’m going to...
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    Are Goat studs profitable?

    I was wondering how I missed that you posted a min before me lol. There is a proven way locally of a guy making money selling goats. Pasture raise meat goats, and marketed to the ethnic community ie Asians, Africans, islanders etc. He even have a slaughter station on his farm so they can butcher...
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    Grants mini herd

    Be sure to to keep pics coming of your setup and growth. Are you a diy cheapo kind of guy or buy straight from the store with what works.
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    Are Goat studs profitable?

    I think we need to focus on the OP situation. Having 2 bucks and only those 2 and not working on lines or creating a better buck isn’t “serious”. I’m sure there’s more regular goat owners then serious ones that need their does kept in milk or wanting kids without the expense or care of a buck
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    Are Goat studs profitable?

    Now that the very experienced goat people have spoken I’ll come back lol. Business wise, it is business In stud”n bucks. I’ve seen it and it was an option to me. But enough to cover the cost of them or to be actually profitable. Not too sure about that. I think it’s more about what’s her...
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    Emu or Rheas, own some?

    There’s a nursery near my home that has a pet emu pretty laid back. I seen a egg for 25 on Craigslist and chicks was 125 last year. I’m not sure how they do shipped but eBay have eggs for 50 each
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    Are Goat studs profitable?

    I wonder what the stud fees are I wouldn’t even get a buck if I had someone close to knock the ladies up. Check Craigslist and see what stud fees are going for. If it about the money? Or just a project to help cover feed. Can breed fainting goats/Nigerian dwarfs to sell as pets, stud, breed for...
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    Grants mini herd

    I’ve decided to wait another year before I get my heifers, my mom having issues so untill this situation settle I’m going to wait it out. Most of my pets/livestock was highly treat motivated. My dog don’t even listen to me anymore unless he know it’s either time to come in or feeding time smh
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    Grants mini herd

    How did you train them to come when called?.. once you finish the steer do you have any plans for company for the bull calf?
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    Grants mini herd

    Sure I didnt setup my profile fully let me know if you can see my location I think I did it right. If you can’t, I’m in Maryland. I’ll update it when I get off work
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    Grants mini herd

    I’m sure, I’m def mr cheap but I’m not mr time. When my wife stop working that would be a fun project for her raise a couple. Did you ever finish fencing your pastures
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    Grants mini herd

    Did a quick Craigslist search and yes you are in cattle heaven, minis, dexters, bottle babies most going for half of what they cost here on the east coast. Even the white parks was really cheap. So envious
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    Grants mini herd

    Wow that’s pretty cheap, I’ve seen some mini Herefords, Aberdeens, and dexters for a fair price in my area. When I’m ready I think I’m going to have to either drive pretty far or ship one to me. How did you find your sellers
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    Grants mini herd

    So we just going to skip by those minis selling for 25-4100k. My mini calves will never see a butcher lol. I wonder if they cross them with dexter or some serious line breeding. I didn’t know white park and Galloway came as minis as well. I’m not really too concerned with buying hay and feeding...
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    Meat goats pasture fattening

    I’m thinking of doing a little bit of both, dry females and bucks will graze with the cattle. Once bred lactating does, wethers and meat does would be in the different rotational pen. I think my hard answer on it would come when I see how the pasture fair with them, then I may just give the buck...
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    Meat goats pasture fattening

    I wanted to graze goats with other livestock without using too much hay. I’m worried the other livestock(cattle, llama) would eat too much of the hay for the goats. Should I just keep around 5-8 goats on their own 1-3 acre rotational with supplemental grain and hay?
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    Goat Cleanliness and Feeding Struggles

    Sound like the girls I used to have they was Nigi as well when I started working a lot of hours the wife was giving them a lot of grain spoiled them rotten and I seen a lot of grasses they used to eat left to grow wild. Took a while to get them to come around have to be persistent and try to...
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    Grants mini herd

    One of the things I love about livestock is if you change your mind on what cattle you want and can’t find a buyer you could always butcher lol. With 8-9 acres of good pasture and with the numbers your referring to that’s around 10 or so max of cattle. “The internet says” minis tend to eat...
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