Thursday, March 31, 2016

Basic Goat Shelters for Your Homestead Dairy Herd

Basic Goat Shelters for Your Homestead Dairy Herd

Homestead dairy goats need proper shelters. Ideally these would be easy to set up and move, while providing all the animals' needs. A variety of basic shelters can be based on simple, reusable pieces like cattle panels, pop-up tents, and chain-link panels. These structures make pasture-based goat management easier on a budget.


Friday, March 25, 2016

Choosing Hay for Your Dairy Goats


Choosing Hay for Your Dairy Goats

How should you choose good hay for your dairy goats? Hay should be composed of plants goats like to eat, cut & cured properly for best nutritional content and storage life, and free of unwanted chemicals and weed seeds. If you can, buy hay fresh from the field of a trusted source, where you can inspect it and its growing conditions.

Want to own a goat in Alaska? You might need a permit for that

Want to own a goat in Alaska? You might need a permit for that

A new proposal being considered by the Alaska Board of Game would require all goat and sheep owners to have a permit. Currently sheep and goats fall under the state's "Clean List." Like cats, dogs and a variety of exotic animals including ferrets, one-humped camels and toucans, owning or selling those animals can be done without permitting.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Having Pet Goats Is The Cutest Trend On College Campuses Right Now

Having Pet Goats Is The Cutest Trend On College Campuses Right Now

Alex Buckley's fraternity at Penn State University always wanted a pet. Most Greek houses that want one usually get a dog, because cats make for a bad frat pet and fish are boring. Since Buckley's fraternity is Lambda Chi Alpha, the brothers often joked they should get a "Lambda Chi Lamb" as a mascot, but Buckely said nobody really acted on it.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Hand Raised Bottle Baby Doe Added - Show Quality Flashy

Beautiful new Hand Raised Bottle Baby Doe Added to Sales List.  DOB: 3/3/16  Very striking color with black.  Email for more information  debbie@amberwaves.info


Bouncy Baby Goats Captured At The Perfect Mid-Air Moment

Bouncy Baby Goats Captured At The Perfect Mid-Air Moment

It's a stunning phenomenon: Baby goats and lambs are widely known to be INSANELY bouncy. The bounciness actually has a technical term: "Stotting." Shutterstock Of domesticated animals, it's only baby goats and sheep who do this specific kind of bouncing, where they lift all four feet in the air simultaneously.

Basic Goat Shelters for Your Homestead Dairy Herd


Basic Goat Shelters for Your Homestead Dairy Herd

Homestead dairy goats need proper shelters. Ideally these would be easy to set up and move, while providing all the animals' needs. A variety of basic shelters can be based on simple, reusable pieces like cattle panels, pop-up tents, and chain-link panels. These structures make pasture-based goat management easier on a budget.

Before You Buy a Livestock Guardian Dog or Puppy


Before You Buy a Livestock Guardian Dog or Puppy

With the increasing use of livestock guardian dogs, we are seeing more inappropriate breeds or crossbred dogs being offered for sale as LGDs. Keeping these guidelines in mind will help you avoid the pitfalls or potential problems of LGD shopping, and will greatly increase your chances of success.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Welcome Tiny Dancers Bristol to Amber Waves

Amber Waves welcomes our newest junior doe. Thank you, Kate Whalen, for selling Tiny Dancers Bristol to us.



Jamba's Pygmies Prada kids triplets on her first kidding, check out their pedigree!!

Jamba's Pygmies Prada kids triplets on her first kidding. Two boys one white caramel and one black agouti and one caramel doe kid (smallest) two boys for sale not sure on female.. Check out their pedigree! All the red are champions. Pictured caramel female, black agouti male, and don't have a picture yet of white caramel buck kid.


Welcome Our New Buck - First Show Res. Grand Champion

Congratulations to our new buck winning Reserve Senior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at March Madness 2016 Open Show Classes Saturday, March 12th, 2016 1st Full Open Show Judge: Rebecca Mumpower  Thank you, Denise Fraser, for selling him to us.





African Pygmy Wether - Super Sweet $375 Was hand raised bottle baby

Available Super Sweet (was hand raised bottle baby) African Pygmy Goat Registered Wether.  Excellent pet.  In your face crawl in your lap.  Our customer is moving.  Super price $375 ready forever home now. Show potential. E-mail Debbie@amberwaves.info or text 951-444-0074

Rio Rancho ordinance would treat Pygmy goats same as dogs

Rio Rancho ordinance would treat Pygmy goats same as dogs

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) - Renee Furst's Corrales home, the Corrales Kids Ranch, is where you can find a unique herd of her prizewinning Pygmy goats. "This is a miniature breed, a true dwarf breed," Furst said. Pygmy goats are about the size of a dog and live about 10 to 15 years.


Monday, March 21, 2016

About Livestock Guardian Dogs


About Livestock Guardian Dogs

Livestock Guardian Dogs, or LGDs, have been used by shepherds and farmers for centuries. Bred and trained to instinctively protect their herd from predators, LGDs are an alternative to attempting to hunt or scare off threats to your farmyard. Read on to learn the basics for how LGDs work and tips for choosing the right livestock guardian for your homestead.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Class on raising goats, sheep offered March 15 in New Paltz, March 22 in Kingston

Class on raising goats, sheep offered March 15 in New Paltz, March 22 in Kingston

KINGSTON >> Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County is holding a class on starting out raising goats and sheep in the Hudson Valley. It will be led by livestock educator Jason Detzel, who has raised both goats and sheep for many years The class will take place March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Congratulations Dina S

Congratulations Dina S on the purchase of Justine a Registered African Pygmy doe kid. Hand raised bottle baby.


Congratulations Stephanie G

Congratulations Stephanie G on the purchase of two African Pygmy Wethers  Spenser and Midnight Run



DIY goat poop worm analysis

DIY goat poop worm analysis

As with our bees, I hate the idea of pumping chemicals into our goats unless I'm positive they have a problem with worms. The solution to this dilemma is what scientists euphemistically refer to as a fecal exam and what I call a goat poop analysis.

Tips for Training Goats to Electric Net Fences

Tips for Training Goats to Electric Net Fences

Portable fences made of electrifiable netting allow practical movement and protection of small livestock on pasture. It's important to use and maintain the nets properly, and to train goats to respect the barrier for their own safety and security. Well-managed net fencing offers significant benefits to the health of herds and pastures, and to the homesteader's peace of mind.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Love our new pygmys

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" Amber waves is a wonderfully clean and organized facility where it is obvious that the animals are loved and cared for. I would be confident to recommend Amber waves to anyone who is interested in a goat or other animal that they breed. Once we are settled with our goats and they are a little older we will go back to start with chickens. That they breed. Once we are settled with our goats and they are a little older we will go back to start with chickens. "

Lice - The art of goat care

Lice - The art of goat care

Goat lice come in two varieties - biting lice, and sucking lice. Both are non-transmittable to humans as they are species specific, but can be a bit of a pain to get rid of as they are highly contagious to other goats. That said, they are not impossible to deal with, it just takes persistence and some TLC.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pygmy Goat Sales List Updated 3/1/16

Pygmy Goat Sales List Updated March 1, 2016 - Ship Worldwide - Lots of hand raised bottle babies! Doe Kids, Bred Does, Proven breeding bucks...  http://amberwaves.info/salepygmy.htm


Amber Waves Mama Kids triplets

 Amber Waves Mama kids triplets sire 4X Reserve Grand Champion  Proverbial Pygmies Worth The Wait - 1- Rare Brown Agouti Buck and 2 black Agouti Doe kids.




Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Small Farm Sheep and Goat Program

Small Farm Sheep and Goat Program

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Mike Metzger , Michigan State University Extension Michigan is the ideal place to start a small sheep or goat farm. With our excellent markets for sheep and goat meat, and our ideal climate for growing pasture, small farm production on sheep and goats can be profitable.

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