Monday, October 26, 2009

This and That...

It is the second round of breeding season here. We bred 6 does for Feb and another 10 for March. Today Sports Kat was sold so we will be searching for a new buck to cover the rest of our herd. Maybe we will find him at the Cream of the Crop sale - we will be heading that direction this weekend....

We are trying out a new electric mat that they use for cattle and other livestock. So far so good.

Bringing the goats down to check them out and to continue training the spanish to come when we have a corn sack.

Some of the spanish doelings that have figured it out...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Spanish Goats Update

I got an e-mail from a friend the other day asking how our Spanish goats were working out. My reply, "After keeping them up for a month and feeding them every few days, to gentle them. We turned them out on the 350 acres and we normally only see 15 - 20 of the 52 we purchased." Yes, this is true. They are scattered all over the ranch. Have any died? I don't know - they are usually in groups of 2 - 10. The smaller groups are like deer, you better look quick or you might miss seeing them. Their black color does not help in finding them.

We did have goat hunt a week after we turned them out - we sent out 3 of our employees and Barry to hike around the property. We think we got a count of 40. The other evening one of our employees said he counted approx. w/ the Kiko herd - YEAH!

So they are here -just where is the question. :) To revisit the question, "How are the Spanish goats working out?" Anyway they want to work out is how they are working...

Watching me from a distance - there were about 7 in this group.
With the springs and creeks and all the forage there is no need for them to come out into the open.

Stay Away From Our Goats!

If you are a coyote this is what happens to you if you are roaming around in the middle of the day.