Small stock production: Disease control for lambs and kids

We continue our series about the nutritional and management aspects of raising lambs and goat kids successfully. Here we deal with disease control. Management and nutrition have to be correct to ensure that young kids or lambs are healthy. Also read: Nutrition for kids and lambs Managing lambs and kids…

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Small stock production: Managing lambs and kids

We continue our series about raising kids and lambs. Here, we deal with management. Ensure that ewes or does have been checked for udder health, that their vaccinations are up to date and that they are properly fed. Also read: Protect your assets and vaccinate sheep and goats by following this…

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Small stock production: Managing lambs and kids
Carole hand rears some of her lambs so that they become more tolerant towards people. The hand-reared goats are highly marketable.

Small stock production: Nutrition for kids and lambs

Question: What are the nutritional requirements for raising kids and lambs? Nutrition starts with the mother.  If ewes or does are poorly fed while pregnant, the offspring won’t grow well inside the mother.  They’ll be small, weak and thin at birth and liable to die from factors such as cold, wind,…

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Easy solution: Crate for kidding goats

This crate of Coenie Strydom is adjustable for ewes of various sizes that are struggling with kidding. He puts the goat inside, moves the gate right up to the ewe and can then pull out the kid. The crate is on wheels and can be moved around.

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