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Farm Talk's Top 10

March 18, 2014

The Top 10 goat management tips:

Parsons, Kansas — 10. Crossing Kikos and Boers with Fainting Goats — and firing a shotgun into the air — makes goat roundups much simpler.

9. Two-word cure for the serial head-butting buck — ‘goat barbecue.’

8. When building fence, lean t-posts inward or goats will shinny right up the bumps.

7. Leaving a pickup parked in the goat pen results in kids playing king of the mountain.

6. Over-stocking goats in that brushy pasture may put you in the awkward position of having to replant buckbrush, blackberries, etc.

5. The key to having a good guardian dog? — never let him get too hungry.

4. For the prideful cattleman with goats — swear to all that’s holy they belong to your no-fence-fixing neighbor.

3. Suggestion for dealing with perpetually wormy, ornery or otherwise unproductive goats — donate them to PeTA.

2. Multi-species grazing only works if you get the goats out of the pasture before it looks like a pool table top.

1. Test fences by throwing a bucket of water at them — if the water goes through, so will the goats.

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