Our Herd Management
We kid-share with our does, allowing them full daytime access to their bucklings up until 8 weeks of age and doelings for a minimum of 12 weeks.
We do offer bottles to all of our kids within the first 72 hours so if the need arises, they are used to feeding from them.
We do not band any wethers before 12 weeks of age to promote a healthy urinary tract and hormonal development.
All kids born here will be disbudded, receive CDT vaccines at 4 weeks of age, and a booster shot prior to them leaving our farm.
Thoughtful Kid Rearing Practices //
Holistic Parasite Prevention //
We strive to use holistic remedies to prevent and treat health issues, and only use chemical medications and dewormers when absolutely necessary. In order to have long-term success with mainintaing a healthy, productive herd using holistic practices, we focus on fostering healthy immune and gastrointestinal systems for the animals in our herd. A healthy rumen and a low parasite load are critical to keep up a doe's production and to preserve the fertility of bucks season after season.
We use a rotational system of parasite prevention including Molly's Herbals Dewormers Formula 1 & 2, Bioworma, oregano essential oil, pumpkin seeds and pine needles.
We also strive to break parasite cycles and promote herd health by employing rotational browsing on fresh forage and cleaning pens regularly, as well as using topical applications of diatomaceous earth each cleaning.
The Importance of Bio-Security //
I began working in the natural health field in 2011 and my interests surrounding farming began to shift. Now, almost a decade later, my passion is growing REAL, NUTRIENT-DENSE food, and meat raised with LOVE, DIGNITY, and PURPOSE.
Our goal is to give our animals only one bad day, their last day. We take very seriously the stewardship of our land and our livestock and do our best to implement natural methods in animal husbandry and land management in every way possible. I believe there is a time and a place for Western medicine and traditional methods when it comes to humans and animals, but first, we exhaust every natural alternative that we can find.
For me, owning dairy goats has been a dream since I was very young. As we grow our herd, our Nigerians will become the main focus of our farm, we move into breeding, showing and doing performance testing with them.
We love raw milk! I have also been making my own body products for years and using exclusively goat's milk soap for a long time now, so getting into the soap business is a logical direction for me to go in.
We look forward to sharing our journey with you.
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