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The Silver Bullet of Parasite Control in Small Ruminants

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  1 Comment

Tired of battling parasites in your herd or flock? Here’s what three experts found to be the best solution.

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Kidding and Lambing Tips For First Timers and Old Hands

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  3 Comments

We’ve got you covered with a short how-to video on kidding, some solutions for keeping kids and lambs warm and saving hypothermic lambs, and a resource for taking the next steps to low input lambing and kidding.

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How to Grow a Goat Grazing Business Part 1

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock  /  2 Comments

In 2004, I opened Rent-A-Ruminant LLC in Western Washington State. I started with a handful of goats, no experience and not a clue how to start and run the business. There were only two of us goat rentals in the State of WA at the time. It was still a fledgling industry and took a […]

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Considering Raising Meat Goats? Here’s What the Market Looks Like

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Considering Raising Meat Goats? Here’s What the Market Looks Like

Thanks to Steve Bryns, Texas A&M Agrilife, for this article. Researchers at Texas A&M just finished a  six-year study proving what many of their West Texas stockmen know; properly managed meat goats are valuable property, no matter how many you have. Bill Thompson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, and Dr. Dan Waldron, Texas A&M […]

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FAMACHA Score Four Sheep in 30 Seconds

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Last week we shared an article about the problem of parasite resistance to worming medications and covered worming practices that may help or hurt resistance. FAMACHA© scoring is one of the tools available to help prevent resistance in your herd. It’s a test for barberpole worms (Haemonchus contortus) in your herd, and uses the symptoms […]

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