How to Care for Pygmy Goats

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Care for pygmy goats by providing them with fresh water, nutritious food and a quality breed program. Raise quality goats that are profitable with tips from a livestock consultant in this free video on goat care.

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Tom Boyer, Chalk Creek Boers talking about how to care for goats in general. Again there are key things that you need to keep in mind when dealing with your goats. One, is they need to have a good nutrition program. Make sure that they have good plenty fresh water. That it's the kind of water that you wouldn't mind taking a drink of yourself. Because if it's full of moss, full of dirt, the goats are fussy. They're very smart, intelligent animals, and they don't want to drink from those sources any worse than you do. Keep them good, fresh, clean healthy feed. That's got a good nutrition base to it. So that they're adequately nourished, and they're able to fight off disease, and grow and be productive animals. Second, put together a quality breeding program that takes you to where you want to go. And the kind of animals, and the kind of markets that you want to have. Another areas is to make sure that you market your goats effectively so they're profitable for you. Not only are goats fun to raise, but they can be profitable. But you have to market them effectively. In order for you to do that you need to know what kind of goats you're raising, you're going to raise, what kind of goat market there is for that. And them target for those specific markets.

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