Heart of the Matter Farm 2020 kidding

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It has been 26 today. They are calling for snow all day tomorrow here.
So, you’re getting the same storm...a lady drove from Bellefonte to get my goose today...she said there was no snow...huh? So, when you sell kids later in the year...do you make less money? Goats aren’t very common around here...they are kind of a luxury. Do you wether yours to sell or not? We couldn’t sell our buck at all and took a huge loss. I’m thinking we should wether in case we can’t sell and they are here longer. At what age do you wean and try to sell?
 

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I try and sell to 4-h kids. I asking 250-300 depending on my goats kids. And that is low for my area. I do band most of my boys. If I see 1 or 2 that might turn out to be a nice buck when older then I will not band. And sell them as commercial bucks. What ever I dont sell I send to the sale barn. I start weaning at 10 weeks old. I tag and band at 9/10 weeks old. The longer you wait for the banding the better it is for the boys. But dont wait to long or they may get to big for the band. When ever you take animals to the sale barn never think you are going to get alot.
 
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