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PopsHomestead

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Hi!
We are new to goats and sheep. We’ve had Kiko goats in SE Arizona for about 7 months now and we just acquired a herd of American Blackbelly sheep. We are trying to learn as much as we can about both so we tend to lurk and absorb info.
Looking forward to being a better herd manager.
 

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Welcome from east Texas. I raise Katahdin hair sheep. Would love to see pictures of your sheep and goats!
 

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Howdy and welcome to BYH! :frow

Are the goats pets or brush control?
Hi! Thank you !
They are for meat. Although right now we are trying to build our herd up so I guess these originals can be put in the pet category temporarily. 🤷‍♀️ We only have four at the moment, but we have a doe due in November.
 

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Hi! Thank you !
They are for meat. Although right now we are trying to build our herd up so I guess these originals can be put in the pet category temporarily. 🤷‍♀️ We only have four at the moment, but we have a doe due in November.
Meat is good!

And yes, often the main breeders end up a bit in the pet category! ;)

What is your goal herd size?
 

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Meat is good!

And yes, often the main breeders end up a bit in the pet category! ;)

What is your goal herd size?
Herd size? 🤔 I’ve never really thought of it. I guess what we can afford to care for. 🤷‍♀️ We have lots of acreage, but we live in the high desert so there isn’t much forage for a large part of the year. We’re working on amending the soil to help with that but I’m not sure how successful we’ll be.
 

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AZ, monsoon season is great for forage, if you can keep everything else from eating the good stuff.
AHHH - gotcha. I've got a friend with sheep somewhere there too. The dog/sheep world.
 

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