August 18, 2012
Breeding and growing. Currently have 18 breeding does, 4 yearlings and 4 bucks, all boer breed. Aiming to increase numbers. Kidding starts in 2 weeks - exciting time of the year!
I am currently trying to get growers together in our area to co-ordinate supply and quality of goats. We plan to run discussion days to talk about goat husbandry, management, breeding and health. I am aiming to start a share-grazing arrangement on a monitor farm in the Hawkes Bay. There are several challenges related to growing goats that we aim to find solutions to. Would also like to establish a growers research group and apply for funding from SFF or AGMARDT or other funds to develop solutions for goat production.