[NAFEX] Fruit Tree and goat care

Nate nrhora at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 16:07:17 EDT 2006


Once you can herd the goats together, put them in their own field to
browse, the goats always seem (from experience) to be much happier.
That's pretty much accepted.



On 7/11/06, Naomi <dragon-star at cableone.net> wrote:
> There is some question about the value of horns for protection.  Actually a
> good  pair of LGDs would probably be much more effective.
>
> We disbud all kids and I am currently working with several lines of polled
> goats.  I do not find horns advantageous in our situation.  However I am
> quite fond of goats and by now have about 30 of them. http://oznayim.us/
> Naomi
>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 1:35 PM
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fruit Tree and goat care
>
> Let's clarify this further...
>
> What I meant by that statement....is that if you cut off it's horns then it
> doesn't have the ability to ram trees, but that really should be a last
> resort, as we're quite certain that goats horns can get damaged, and they
> learn to use their horns in a more effective/productive manner such as
> protecting themselves, and their herd.
>
> On 7/11/06, Naomi <dragon-star at cableone.net> wrote:
> > "cutting"  the horns off a mature goat is a serious undertaking.  Call
> > a vet.
> > Naomi
> >
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