Separating & Penning Goats

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Separate mother goats from kids after 60 days, and keep aggressive goats in different pens from less aggressive goats. Keep bucks and does separated from each other until breeding season with tips from a livestock consultant in this free video on goat care.

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Tom Boyer, Chalk Creek Boers, talking about goat management in terms of separation and penning your goats. Goats are very social animals and you'll find that some goats are very dominant. They will tend to bunt the others and tend to push them out of the road which creates a poor opportunity for some goats to feed properly and to maintain their place in the social circle. So, you may need to separate those animals for a period of time to let them have opportunity to build up their strength, to keep on adequate nutrition so that they can then be more competitive with the other more bullying type animals. Other ways you will want to separate are kids from their mothers. We wean all of our kids at sixty days in order to eliminate higher feed costs or reduce higher feed costs on the mothers, on the does. Other things that you may want to include are keeping your bucks from the does until and only put them with them during the breeding cycle which is a very tightly controlled period of time.

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