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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:13 pm 
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We would like to get a few Boer Goats. We use to have 3 goats, until the cougar ate them a few years back...... now we have enough dogs to keep the cougar at bay and we have better fencing! So they should be safe.
If anyone has any for sale please let me know.
Brad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:17 am 
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Brad-
Can't help you with Boer Goats but we just had three of the cutest Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. If you are not interested in the dairy aspect of this breed, I do have one buck that can be neutered to make a wonderful pet for the kids/grand-kids or to help with brush control.
Goats are herd animals so whatever you get you need more than one. I can easily arrange that. Let me know if you want pictures or more info.
Tony M


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:43 am 
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I started on my herd! Ok well I got two nannies, a few more next week and next month ect.
Now I have a problem with the Electric Fence. I put up a four strand fence, Tape at the top, then the braided wire for the bottom three. 6" from the ground then a ground wire at 12" one more at 2' and the top tape at 3' (or the top of the post). Anyway the girls are leaning on the fence and it just makes their tails twitch. One walked through the fence and the other one jumped it. Any Idea's?
Brad
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Troubleshooting is easier with a good voltmeter. A voltmeter enables you to isolate problems by determining if your energize is charging the fence, if the grounding is adequate and if power is reaching the end of the fence. Digital and dial type voltmeters that can register up to at least 5000 volts and are accurate to +/- 100 volts are ideal. Good voltmeters are available for $40 to $100.

Testers are available that show only if a fence is "hot" or "dead." But it's not enough to know that a fence is on......you also need to know how "hot" it is. If power drops below about 4000 volts, the fence will not be very effective against wildlife. Don't count on goats or sheep respecting the fence if voltage drops below 3500. Cattle and horses are difficult to control at current below 3000 volts.

Fixing electric fences is a process of elimination. Begin the inspection with the energizer and grounding system. Then check the wires connecting the energizer to the hot wires on the fence. Then follow the hot wires to the end of the fence.

Tractor Supply is a good place to get info and help on EF. They even have a video that walks you thru the process. I don't have EF any longer, I switched to 4' woven goat fence.
Tony M


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 Post subject: Boer Goats
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:19 am 
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We have Spanish Boer cross - 5/8 Spanish. Ours were trained to electric for ove a year and then they ran out of brush to eat and the Drought of 05 fixed it so there was no conductivity between the hot wire and the ground - hence ESCAPE!
We are selling all our goats, as they require more food and more work than miniature cows. 27 female goats will eat 1 rounf bale of hay in 5 days. Five cows have eaten 1/2 of 2 round bales in 2 weeks.
Be careful where you buy goats because as STD's and other diseases like pink eye and parasites are terrible.
I like the cross as the Spanish have higher fertility and less birthing problems than Boers. The Spanish will wean more babies per doe. A Spanish male will breed 75 + females in a three week exposure where a Boer can breed about 15 to 20 in the same peroid.
Robert D Bard


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My neighbor was interested in some goats of this type. Have you sold them all yet?

Thanks, Russ


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:43 am 
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We have 27 does, two bucks, and I have lost count of the babies - mostly females this year.
I would like to sell in one group but we will see what happens.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:48 am 
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Check out this auction site they are selling pairs of goats under Tarrant County, Texas they are aound $70.00 a pair


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:08 pm 
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Quality goats sell for $150 to $175 for does, good bucks about $250 to $300
Dolings are $100 to $125 and bucklings are about $50.
These arw well bred and free from STD's anmd other diseases.
Robert D Bard


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Thanks. I've past the information along.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:06 pm 
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Bob, (1) Have you sold your goats? (2) If not, have you decided if you'll sell less than the entire herd?

We talked last year about getting goats. You got yours, but we've just now gotten to it. We only need a few though. Please let me know.

Pat Akin
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