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  1. wolf

    Reed Canary Grass Hay - any experience?

    As a rule - I never put hay out to feed, that I won't reseed my pasture with.
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    How to Price

    She's one of twins. Her dam is also red-pied. Bought her mom for $250 from a quality breeder as a baby. This one is mostly weaned now - just grabs a teat as a "pacifier" for a few seconds when I take them back to the shed after grazing. Her sire is black, and seems to be a "target color" for...
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    How to Price

    I have a 3 mos. old Katahdin ewe that's red-pied and carrying black. I have no idea what price to ask when I post her for sale in the local classifieds. Any ideas, folks?
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    LGD owners beware...

    OMG! HYSTERICAL!
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    Opinions on breeding and buying puppies?

    Sad story! Many folks just don't understand that a dog is not a TOOL! It's a living young creature with an active brain - that needs an education! Yes, specific breeds are produced to exercise certain talents - but that's not to say the pup knows exactly what to do right out of the...
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    Opinions on breeding and buying puppies?

    I've been MIA for awhile, I know. This thread caught my attention. As the elder of you know, I'm disabled, retired, living on a fixed income, and currently raising poultry and sheep to put meat and eggs in my pantry. I've had livestock folks I've dealt with recommend a LGD for a number of years...
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    3 Katahdin sheep

    3 Katahdin sheep
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    Finally, long awaited Mouflon Baby!

    Sure wish the photobucket pics were unlocked so I could see!
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    Has anyone tried...

    Dunno yet. He's still a nursling at the farm where he was born. Supposed to pick him up the end of the coming month. The previous one was fine as long as I had his grain bucket in my hand. A whole different personality than first release from the shed in the mornings where he'd get out in the...
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    Has anyone tried...

    I was wondering, because with Katahdins having a "dog hair" coat - if one would have enough kick to reinforce "Don't screw with me, boy!" - without having to have him close enough for a cattle prod. I know some models come with longer prongs for dogs with shaggier coats. Anyone know if the bite...
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    Has anyone tried...

    Now that my ram is freezer-meat, I've put a deposit on a new baby ram for this year. I keep hearing folks talk about a cattle-prod to manage aggression. Has anyone tried using an electric dog-training collar on young rams, to jolt them whenever they take a challenge-stance?? Would that work? Or...
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    Has anyone tried...

    Now that my ram is freezer-meat, I've put a deposit on a new baby ram for this year. I keep hearing folks talk about a cattle-prod to manage aggression. Has anyone tried using an electric dog-training collar on young rams, to jolt them whenever they take a challenge-stance?? Would that work? Or...
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    East Fresians??

    How to I find a milking-line? When I look for "Katahdins" in my area - they just tell me they're Katahdins... is there a name for the milking-lines? Know anyone in Virginia?
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    Was offered some sheep..

    One thing I noticed different, between the sheep I have now and the goats I had previously - is their ability to stand UP and browse on trees and shrubs is different. Where my goats could stand upright like deer and clean off trees 6-ft. in the air - the sheep have trouble reaching that high...
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    How long?

    Naw - still eating like a hog! But I've also heard some ewes keep munching through early labor. With all the variables, I'll be sitting on a pincushion for the next couple weeks! I know she bred on the 16, so figured she'd lamb around Valentine's Day - but who could tell? Suppose like with...
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    How long?

    Have read about looking for the "hollow" between belly and hip, as a sign birthing is near.... Just noticed hollowing happening today, and want to know if it means days away? A couple weeks? This is a first birth for my ewe, so I expect a longer period...Any guesses? No discharge yet, but...
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    East Fresians??

    But what about F-1 lambs between Fresian ram over Katadin ewe? I can really do with better milking. Would like to keep meat supply coming as well. Not keeping a huge flock - just a few for personal food-supply. What I did this year was buy two Katahdins, a baby ram for sperm-donor that will soon...
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    East Fresians??

    The shepherd I bought last Spring's Katahdins from, has told me that the guy that moved next door to him has East Fresians. That got me curious, because I'm always looking for more "purpose" in stock. How are they as far as meat production? If I got one of his this year as a stud-ram, would I...
  19. wolf

    Arabic breeds goats ==> (( Hijazi ))

    I LOVE the height! Looks easy to get under and milk! Short breeds are cute, but hurt my back to milk - like how TALL they are!
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    Annoying Things Non Goat People Say

    That's really strange! My children were born "city", and I nursed all five. When I first got goats folks asked me "How did you learn to milk them?" - and I said "It's just like doing me." Yeah - got strange looks! :gig
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