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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
I don't brand, I only raise a few dairy cattle. ...

I don't brand, I only raise a few dairy cattle. I have three that are long yearlings now that I may let breed, usually I sell the calves as feeders. I'm getting too old to deal with full size cows....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-03-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
Ok, what is going on?California is facing a...

Ok, what is going on?California is facing a drought and cattle prices are through the roof. I tried an auction 200 miles from my usual auction. 3-450# calves going for over $2.00 a pound? I was...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-29-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
Nothing that attacks my goats, calves or dogs is...

Nothing that attacks my goats, calves or dogs is protected at my place. kill it and bury it. Don't brag about the dead.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
We are getting a little rain in California. ...

We are getting a little rain in California. enough to keep the grass green for a couple more weeks. Yesterday was auction day in Escalon. Prices were up. I was planning on picking up 2-4 drop...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
A good doe in full production will easily raise a...

A good doe in full production will easily raise a calf. I will milk these and bottle the calves. Due to the drought I will not raise calves until June this year. There may not be a good market for...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
the fat in goats milk has a different size than...

the fat in goats milk has a different size than cow milk and does not rise like cow milk. the milk is a bit richer. I milk goats 6 months per year. I use the milk to raise calves, lambs and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-11-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
I only tried grafting a calf on a cow once and it...

I only tried grafting a calf on a cow once and it was a disaster. I have regularly grafted calves on goats. I just put their head in the milk stall and bring out the calf. I do this a couple of...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
thanks, I have used vet wrap on multiple tendon...

thanks, I have used vet wrap on multiple tendon issues. It works well. I picked up some casting material should I pick up another tendon issue. the wobble is something that I have not encountered....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
I picked up calves on the third, lost one of the...

I picked up calves on the third, lost one of the heifers who had scours. the rest are doing good, except one of the bulls. he has a "wobble" in his hind quarters. He can walk, stand and do...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 01-01-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
I use goat milk and make sure the hole in the...

I use goat milk and make sure the hole in the nipple was not enlarged. enlarged nipples can gag a young calf. When I use powdered milk I check the label and make sure the ingredients are not...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10-18-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
Check the local Ag. dept before planting colored...

Check the local Ag. dept before planting colored cotton. Cotton is available in several colors but some areas have laws against planting colored cotton. Cross breeding with white cotton could ruin...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-14-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
It seems the friendly ones are the ones who do...

It seems the friendly ones are the ones who do damage. We let our guard down. I spen part of June and July in the hospital. A dog gentle mare spooked when I mounted. I remember her bucking and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
My goad herd has no rhyme or reason. I keep does...

My goad herd has no rhyme or reason. I keep does which are friendly and change bucks each year. rarely the same breed. I have buck now with "airplane ears" he is part nubian and part toggenburg. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-14-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
I raise and milk goats. I only milk in the...

I raise and milk goats. I only milk in the winter and spring. I keep summer and winter open for hunting and fishing. I usually milk 10-20 does. I use the milk to raise drop calves and day old...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 09-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
At the auction Tuesday I saw a nice little...

At the auction Tuesday I saw a nice little holstein heifer. she was with her mother who still had afterbirth hanging. the little heifer attempted to stand a few times, never nursed the 3 hours that...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-07-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
hardware disease is a killer of young calves. ...

hardware disease is a killer of young calves. They eat the bailing string. Always keep your string away from the animals.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-30-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
OK, time to jump in. We raise and milk goats. I...

OK, time to jump in. We raise and milk goats. I only milk 5-6 months-Feb to July. I take the summer and fall off to hunt and fish. I milk about 12 does. I use the milk to raise drop calves, kid...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 02-25-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 202,060
Posted By goat daddy
Anyone know a good book on raising drop calves? ...

Anyone know a good book on raising drop calves? In the 30 years that I have been raising them, I have yet to find a good book?
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