Gestation Lengths Differ Between Spring and Fall

It's Wyoming, so 15 inches of snow the middle of April is no surprise, neither are single digit temperatures. But it doesn't mean I like it, especially when I have four goats kidding. Not as in ha, ha, but dropping those cute white fur balls that need fed bottles four times a day. Buttermilk kidded …

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Why Goats and Sheep have a Four Chambered Stomach

Sheep, Cattle, and Goats belong to the ruminant classification of animals of which there are 150 species. Ruminants are characterized by their four-chambered stomach. The four compartments: the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum and the abomasum. Those four chambers are what turns grassland into food and that pretty much describes Wyoming. We don't have crop …

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How to tell your Goat or Sheep’s Worm Burden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeZkqGQnMg&feature=youtu.be This is the proper way to tell if a goat or sheep is burdened with worms. I mostly just use the 'your not fat enough for how much you eat, your belly is too big and your top too skinny, dull hair, and the nudge that all isn't right in livestock land' but then …

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