Sunday, May 20, 2012

Getting to Know Purina® Goat Chow®


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT:
Getting to Know Purina® Goat Chow®
Purina® Goat Chow® Feed has been proven by extensive research to provide health and vitality for all breeds of goats. It is fortified with all the essential vitamins and minerals, such as selenium, Vitamin E, and cobalt and contains 16 percent all natural protein. Goat Chow® Feed can be fed to dry does, growing does, bucks, Pygmy goats, show goats, and as a milking ration.
  • Uniquely balanced for optimal body condition
  • Helps build strong kids into healthy goats
  • Finest, fresh ingredients make up this all-natural formula (fortified with vitamins & minerals) for superior nutrition
  • Highly palatable coarse sweet feed supplement containing corn, oats, barley and nutritious pellet
Feeding Tips: Feed one pound of Goat Chow® feed for every three pounds of milk produced in addition to what is required for maintenance. Use Goat Chow® feed free-choice for young kids. Feed with good quality roughage to all goats after weaning. Goat Chow® feed is a supplement to be fed with free-choice forage.

Kidding Tips


GOAT TIPS:
Kidding Tips
The warm summer months are finally here, and keeping your goat cool is more important than ever. The warm weather can be tough on animals, sometimes causing them to overheat, which can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke, or even death. Following these tips will help them enjoy the summer months as much as you do. 

Fresh, Cool Air:
Make cross-ventilation a priority, especially in the summer. One thing to look out for, in particular, is ammonia. Ammonia builds up more quickly in the summer heat, especially low to the ground where goats sleep. Kneel down in your goat shed, and if you can smell ammonia from eight inches above the floor, your shed needs a thorough cleaning. 

H20:
Clean, cool water should be available at all times. Water is essential for temperature control, waste excretion, electrolyte balance, digestion and more. Keep water troughs clean and refill them several times a day. Keep water containers in the shade to avoid algae. In extreme heat, or if you will be away for long periods, add ice blocks to your goats' water. One way to increase the water intake is by offering free choice salt, as salt encourages water consumption. This will help dilute the urine and avoid incidence of urinary calculi, which can increase in hot weather if animals do not drink enough. A bout of diarrhea can quickly lead to dehydration in the heat of summer. Keep cool, clean water available at all times. Persistent diarrhea in young kids can lead to death if left untreated. If symptoms persist, consult your veterinarian. 

Play:
Goats love to play and are always looking for something to do. Make sure they have a shaded area to have their fun during the summer months. 

Hygiene:
Dirty shed and bedding can lead to skin sores, mastitis, respiratory ailments, foot problems, and more that escalate in the summer heat, so keep it clean. You may also want to shear long-haired goats before the summer heat sets in. 

Transportation:
Minimize transport time especially in late gestation as much as possible, but if you must, provide proper ventilation, make plenty of stops and make time to rest, water, and feed them along the way. Travel at night when temperatures are cooler. 

Summer Babies:
Try to avoid summer births in hot climates where temperatures are often above 90 degrees during summer and fall. Kids tend not to grow as fast under such circumstances, and high temperatures combined with drought conditions cause stress.



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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two Doe Kids Offered For Sale!!! Rare Colors

Amber Waves Adaptation




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Amber Waves Adaptation*
DOB: 5/4/12 - DOE KID
Color: Rare Brown/Agouti
Sire: Hindesquarters Farm Austin
Dam: Animal Haven Deception

Price: $750.00


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AMBER WAVES HIS GIRL FRIDAY


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Amber Waves His Girl Friday*
DOB: 5/9/12 - DOE KID
Color: Rare Grey/Brown
Sire: Proverbial Pygmies So UnderCover
Dam: Amber Waves Marley and Me
Price: $750.00


* Both these doe kids were sold to a deposit  customer but they are having health issues and have deceided to wait.  It is rare of us to have doe kids for sale.

Does Ultra-Sounded Pregnant - May 10, 2012


  • Animal Haven California Girl - Bred to Proverbial Pygmies Pursuit - Due July/August 2012
  • Jamba's Pygmies Felicity - Bred to Proverbial Pygmies Pursuit - Due July/August 2012
  • Desert Willow She's Got Finesse II - Bred to Proverbial Pygmies Pursuit - Due July/August 2012
  • Picture Perfect All American Girl - Bred to Proverbial Pygmies So UnderCover - Due July/Aug 2012

New Vet Treats Goats in Norco


Monday, May 14, 2012

Amber Waves Before The Rain In Her New Home

She's great. Has run of the house and is letting the kids hold her :) and her name is Scarlett. Pretty soon I'll be sending a deposit for Rhett. Thank you and Happy Mothers Day to you too!!





2012 New Kids Arrival Updated

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Amber Waves Blue Velvet In her New Home


Picture: B. Rohrbacker

MASTITIS PREVENTION & TREATMENT

MASTITIS PREVENTION & TREATMENT 
Mastitis is a serious health problem. If not diagnosed early and treated aggressively it can result in costly medical bills, permanent damage to the udder, decreased milk production and in severe cases, even death. 
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Amber Waves Carnal Knowledge (DOB: 5/10/12) DOE KID








Guardian dogs proving their worth

Guardian dogs proving their worth
ABC Online
EDMOND ROY: In farm paddocks across Australia, large dogs are now working essentially as bodyguards to protect sheep, goats and even chickens. The 'guardian dogs', as they are called, protect livestock from predators including foxes, wild dogs and even ...
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Guardian dogs proving their worth

Guardian dogs proving their worth
ABC Online
EDMOND ROY: In farm paddocks across Australia, large dogs are now working essentially as bodyguards to protect sheep, goats and even chickens. The 'guardian dogs', as they are called, protect livestock from predators including foxes, wild dogs and even ...
See all stories on this topic »

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Amber Waves Marley and Me Kids - May 9, 2012

Amber Waves Don't Look Back /Pending
Doe Kid DOB: 5/9/12  Pictures less than 4 hours of age.







Amber Waves Marley and Me Kids - May 9, 2012

Two Doe Kids - Below Amber Waves Girl Friday /Pending
Brown Agouti Doe Kid - Picture less than 4 hours of age






Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Amber Waves For Your Consideration Kids May 6, 2012 - Two Doe Kids

Amber Waves Blue Velvet - Doe Kid

Amber Waves Blue Velvet - Doe Kid

Amber Waves Blue Velvet - Doe Kid - Black Agouti
Amber Waves Dance With A Stranger - Brown Agouti

Amber Waves Dance With A Stranger - Brown Agouti

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Amber Waves Dance With A Stranger - Brown Agouti

Amber Waves Dance With A Stranger - Brown Agouti

Amber Waves Dance With A Stranger - Brown Agouti

Amber Waves Dance With A Stranger - Brown Agouti

Animal Haven Deception Kids May 4, 2012 - Single Brown Agouti Doe Kid

Amber Waves Adaptation - Brown Agouti Doe Kid

Amber Waves Adaptation - Brown Agouti Doe Kid

Amber Waves Adaptation - Brown Agouti Doe Kid

Amber Waves Adaptation - Brown Agouti Doe Kid