I've found my goats! (and another little surprise) Yay

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  1. Tamandco

    Tamandco Junior Member

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    :D :D :D

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all your help in the 'Goats in SE Vic' thread.

    I have found just the package I need, consisting of a doe, her rising 2yo daughter, plus a quality unrelated buck kid we'll raise and use to cover the girls with next year (then into the freezer).

    More work to do now in preparation for their arrival.

    And...

    I've also bought my new future dairy cow, a one week old Ayrshire heifer calf. :D

    Picking all up in 2 - 3 weeks time.

    Tam
     
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    Tam, that sounds wonderful. What kind of goast are they?
     
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    What kind of goast are they??
    :lol:
    They could be a spooky kind of ghost OR a yummy kind of roast...or a combination of the two. (nong)

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    Good one Tam! Did ya get pics? We want pics!
    Breed? Colours? Been milked? Temperaments? All that stuff....
    I'll bet that calf is just too cute.
     
  4. Franceyne

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    Excellent news Tam!

    I'd like to know what sort of goats they are too and see pictures :D

    Goats have the best looking eyes!

    Goats and a cow all in one day!

    There is an adorable white she-calf in a paddock near our place that I am trying to convince Glenn that we need! :lol:
     
  5. Cornonthecob

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but I don't get it. I have talked to heaps of people and read quite a lot of comments from people who rate goats (or their distant cousins 'goast') very highly.

    Is it mainly for their milk/meat...or is it something I'm not picking up on??

    Sorry Tam for detracting from your thread. But am very curious as I have never thought about looking at having goats before.

    :)
     
  6. Tamandco

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    Goat's cheese, hmmmmm, blackberry & tree pruning and meat (chevon). Good all rounder in my books.

    I'm sure some of the others can think of more....
     
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    Eating a goast? Never considered it.. how does it taste?? mmm.. goat's cheese, I'm with you Tam!
     
  8. earthbound

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    Nice work Tam..... :D :D

    Goats are great, they are way better than sheep anyway, Corny...

    Their meat is less fatty than sheep, with a very mild taste, somewhere between lamb and beef, I consider it far superior to sheep meat, perfect in a webber.. They are good at browsing and supporting themselves, keeping down tough weeds that sheep/horses/cows won't eat.. They are great milk providers far excedeing what you could get from any similar sized animal, meaning they fit in well on a small holding.

    They generally have great temprements and can be trained fairly easily. Some breeds are very productive, giving birth to a high percentage of twins (more animals for you). And above all they have personality, theres a sort of connection that you can get with a goat that you could never get with a sheep......

    I like goats..... But what sort are they Tam.....? :D

    Joel
     
  9. Tamandco

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    They're Anglo Nubians with a little touch of something else. (Not really sure what but the current owner keeps meticulous records and did it intentionally, so I'm trusting her judgement)

    Every time I think I've finished, something else comes up and there's a whole heap more work to do. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Tam
     
  10. Franceyne

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    Hey Joel (you may have been expecting this :lol:),

    Connections with sheep are possible - ours came when called - to their individual name. They seek our company for companies sake, they play soccer with us (they head butt the ball), we know their different cries (hungry, stranger alert, upset, lonely, angry, etc), they react to our moods...

    And yes I have lived with goats as pets (for comparison) :D

    Cheers,
    Fran.
     
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    When we went to inspect them, the kids were standing up on their pen gate, nibbling and sucking at my 3.5 year old's fingers. He just loved them. :D
     
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    Awww, how could he not love them! :D
     
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    Duhp...... Yep, half expecting that Fran...... This comment will probably insite some more too.....

    I find the difference between goats and sheep a little like the difference between chooks and ducks... If you were to go for slightly more intelligence and personality, then it would be ducks n goats..... :D
     
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    I can see there will be tears when it comes culling time at your house Tam....... :cry: :cry:
     
  15. Tamandco

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    :( There already is with trying to get this belted galloway steer to market. It doesn't help having worded up DS, "the big truck will come", etc, etc, and the big truck not showing. :evil: Drags the whole unpleasant thing out unneccesarily.
     
  16. Franceyne

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    Each to their own Joel - I'll stick to sheep and chooks :D

    Tam, at least your little boy will grow up knowing what and where his meat and other animal products are coming from and their true value. I remember being little and having to watch as chooks, ducks, pigeons and goats were slaughtered feed us - it has heart breaking especially as it was our (the children's) job to pluck the birds...but I appreciate that I have never taken animals or the products they provide us for granted...but it could also be why I'm such a strick vegeterian boardering on vegan :!: :lol:
     
  17. earthbound

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    Dats coz you like to be in control sarge...... :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    (hope you can see the funny side to that :oops: )
     
  18. Franceyne

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    :lol: :lol: You may have a point there Joel :wink: :lol:

    But I do not like controlled animals - I like them to be themselves - let them feel secure enough for their personalities to shine through...perhaps that is why I like my sheep so much - they are little individuals. Lammas is all sooky and loves a good scratching and a hug where as Cara is more the wild one - she will be patted when she wants and where she wants and will call for us to come out and pet her :lol:

    P.s. Don't be worried Joel - I am very hard to offend :D
     
  19. earthbound

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    Ahhh the charmed life of an animal in a vego household.....

    Somehow, me thinks dem never gunna be eatin sheep........ :lol: :lol: :D :D :D
     
  20. Franceyne

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    You are 100% correct there Joel - these lambies will grow to be old grey sheepies 8) :lol:
     

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