Marian confirmed prego to LTB, due 4/30/2020, sold to Kelly S, pending pickup time undetermined but before 2/14/20. Jenga DNA, X Sire for Encore, Heartbreaker, LTB, Peeny submitted testing Ryder 1/16/2020. Still need to DNA 2019 kids. Still need to euth Manny wether & Cami doe before 2/14/20, Liver samples to Michigan State for Mineral Analysis.
Tranq & Gidget, both sold as bred mature doe's, picked up at the farm 12/16/2019. Patty Cake & daughter Player, both sold as bred doe's, picked up at the farm 12/16/2019. Did Preg Blood draws for Ally and Flower, drawn & mailed 12/17/2019, Priority Mail but receipt said delivery expected to arrive to lab Saturday 12/21/2019. ** IF Flower is bred, kids need to be DNA tested to determine if sire is AI sire or live breeding sire.
Leash bred Marian and Serena to LTB on 12/7/2019 - (should have been Encore but I messed up). If they come back into heat, I will rebreed using Encore.
LTB quickly leash bred Beach Bunny, she was in strong standing heat, while I walked him through doe pen after buck collection on 12/8/2019.
Tattoed Josephine, Calysta, Player, Tranquility, Lost Treasure Bay, Tubby on 12/6/2019. Tattoed 2 2019 doe kids, Trinity and Taffy, with only BF1 because I have lost the "L" digit needed to finish their tattoo. Alerted Buyer to tattoo "Year Ear" and/or microchip. Trimmed all these goats hooves as well. Trinity and Taffy both got dose of Quest gel dewormer. LTB got dose of BoSe, Vitamin AD, 10cc Mineral Max paste. Need to re-do Encore.
Sold Polly & her 2 babies to a wonderful Sherwood family 11/5/2019. /Bunny and Flower both at fence line/heat/flagging, 11/6/19-11/7/2019, bred Bunny to LTB on evening 11/7/2019. May try to AI Flower 11/8/2019 to Sulay
BP: Pos: Mammary Capacity, length of body, long strong level topline, general appearance, great feet/legs, Head E, Neg: maybe not so much for teat size. RMP +
HBK: Pos: Teat size, placement, medial, robust kids, MeMe FUA 36, RUH 37, RUA 36 Neg: Cento/Foreudder?, MeMe Rmp A
LTB: Pos: Lost in Lace, 2nd Pl 2yr old 2015 Nat'l, nice foreudder, strong medial, decent teat size, Lacey RUH (36), FUA (33), UdTxt E, RrLg E Neg: Could use more downward pointing teats, better side attachment?
ENC: Pos: Strong level topline, rump, length of body, improved rear udder height and strength in medial, rear leg set. CPLA VEEE91, FUA 36, RUH 36, RUA 33, UdTxt E, Encore RrLg E Neg: Smaller teat size? Height? Toe out? CPLA RMP A
VL: Pos: LM to Bee: great length of body, round mammary shape, very large teat size, strong medial, good foreudder from Dam TchrPt, short, sire UndrStd VEE89 Neg:
WDY: Pos: Dam PtPrms, large teats, well placed, smooth fore, FUA 35,RUH 34, RUA 29, Mam E Neg: slight forward tilt
BR: Pos: Dam Scrlt, FUA 38,RUH 35, RUA 31, Head E, Mam E, RrLg E, VEVE90, great foreudder, milks out great, texture great, Neg: rump/width? smaller teat size
SLY: Pos: Lvn D, FUA 36,RUH 43, RUA 41, Head V, Mam E, VEVE90, Great rear udder wide/side/hght, huge teats, great length of body, MnSp, Neg: Rmp + ?
HGS: Pos: Rump width 40, strong back, great general appearance EVE 90 Neg: teat size?
Wrthy: Pos: Heavy Honeydew/SHH Neg: Rmp F, +V+ 84 GA +,
Calysta bred to Heartbreaker 9/30/2019, due 2/22/2020 Heartbreaker, 2cc BoSe, 1.5cc Vit A & D, 6cc Mineral Max ultra paste, 1.5cc Cydectin orally, hoof trim Caylsta, 1 cc BoSe, 6cc Mineral Max paste, 1cc Cydectin, hoof trim
Encore, 2cc BoSe, 2cc Vit A&D, 6cc Mineral Max paste, 2cc Cydectin orally, hoof trim LTB, 2cc BoSe, 2cc Vit A&D, 6cc Mineral Max paste, 2cc Cydectin orally, hoof trim Manny, 2cc BoSe, 2cc Vit A&D, 6cc Mineral Max paste, 2cc Cydectin orally, hoof trim, wethered
Multiple doses over the past 4 months of Baycox & Valbazen for all 2019 kids shows no Coccidia or worm issues except a few Barberpole eggs (less than 8). Will use Quest Plus Gel to treat whole herd next weekend. Ordered Cydectin Inj to have on hand for easier dosing given orally, 3cc per 100lbs. Quest Plus gel given 1.25cc per adult/100lbs and .5 cc per weaned kid.
Dosed bucks with Valbazen in July, Dosed bucks with Baycox and with Quest Plus gel first of August, will dose again in mid/late August with Valbazen and have fecal run on individual bucks. Will begin adding in medicated grain for Coccidia prevention/weight during rut/winter. Added Vitalix bucket back into buck pen/shared doe pen fence.
Will dose mature doe herd with Quest Plus gel in August, 1.25cc per adult/100lbs. Will dose again Sept 1st and then run fecal on doe herd. Need to finish drying everyone up 8/20/2019-ish and then begin adding in Special Blend/Medicated Feed for winter/coccidia prevention.
BB VERY EASILY kidded quads, 1 buckling got stuck in his sack before I could get to him. 3 GORGEOUS lovely doe kids are alive & healthy. All four kids were nice and big, equally sized. She has plenty of milk, no issues at all, got some colostrum/milk 24hrs after kidding to put in the freezer. BB is EXTREMELY attentive & an EXCELLENT mother keeping the kids close and spotless clean at all times.
Purchased new Kidding Camera/Barn Monitoring system: Reolink PoE 4MP HD Indoor/Outdoor Surveillance Camera, Night Vision/Audion/Remote Access/Motion Detection. RLC-410 $54.99 Amazon (purchased 1 to start, but will immediately buy more after seeing how great these are and how easy it is to setup!) Link to the ReoLink products website: https://reolink.com/product/rlc-410/ Purchased CAT6 (GET ROUND CABLES/NOT FLAT CABLES!) PoE cabling 150ft to milkroom plus multiple 5-7ft sections for connections between Switch & Camera's. About $35 for all the cabling Purchased NetGear 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GS305P), installed in the milk, via 150ft CAT6 cable from home to barn. $59.99 SUPER EASY SETUP!!! Just plugged in the CAT6 from my router to the NetGear switch, from the NetGear Switch to the ReoLink Camera, downloaded the Reolink App on my iphone and setup an account. Poof everything works GREAT!! Plus it has some seriously awesome night vision! I forgot to turn on the lights the first night, but when I checked the camera feed it was great! No additional like was necessary! Pic is nice and clear and I can tell every animal even in the pitch black! * NOTE: REMOVE THE MOTION DETECTION because it seriously screeches out alarms like crazy and send notices!! Ugh! For some reason I do have to unclick the audio Mute every time I check it on my phone. Not sure why??
BB, Bovi-Sera 2-3cc, Noromectin 2.5cc, BoSe 2.0cc, Mineral Max 6cc, Essential 3+ CDT 2cc, Hoof trimming. 2018 Babies moved into doe pen. 2018 babies & Maggie & Cami all got Noromectin Inj. All mature doe's got 2-3cc Noromectin inj
Manny in w/all the mature doe's 1/19/2019 through 2/5/2019 UltraBoss on everyone including bucks, youngsters, and mature doe's 1/19/2019 Blood draws for annual disease testing and preg checks on mature doe's (all except Sereni, Maggie, Polly, CoCo, Psycho, & Melody since they weren't 28 days past breeding yet)
Dosage depends on which Cydectin you were given as there are four different products on the market and each has a different amount of moxidectin in it: Cydectin sheep drench has only 1 mg/kg moxidectin in it and has to be dosed at 25 ccs per 100 lbs to be effective; next is the Cydectin Pour-On containing 5 mg/kg moxidectin and a dosage of 5 ccs per 100 lbs; third on the list is Cydectin injectable that contains 10 mg/kg moxidectin and is dosed at 2.5 ccs per 100 lbs; and last but not least (actually the strongest formulation) is Quest Horse dewormer gel with a strength of 20 mg/kg moxidectin and a dose of 1.25 ccs per 100 lbs.
We have used three of the four types of Cydectin for many years and it continues to work well on our goats. We have given it orally, regardless of whether it's a pour-on, injectable or oral gel, but we only use when needed according to fecal exam results. We have never used the Cydectin Sheep Drench as it requires such a large dose to be effective it seems cost prohibitive.
The manufacturer's insert reads, "When used according to label directions, neither a pre-slaughter drug withdrawal period nor a milk discard time are required. Meat and milk from cattle treated with CYDECTIN (moxidectin) Pour-On may be used for human consumption at any time following treatment." However, "according to label directions" is as a pour-on for cattle, so there is no published information specific to withdrawal times when given orally to dairy goats.
12/3 - Maggie & Serenity heat, not bred 12/11 - Encore in with all the mature doe's except Cami & Denza till about 12/21 12/11 Cami & Denza in with LTB till about 12/21 12/21, Katrina's 2 doe's in w/Encore (calf hutch side spot) until 12/29 12/27-28, Maid Marian, Player and Psycho in heat, no bred 12/29 Encore in with main doe pen, bred Cadbury Bunny and bred Tranquility. Marian, Player, & Psycho don't appear to be in heat anymore. Pulled Cami and BB into baby pen away from bucks.
Bucks (Encore, Heartbreaker, LTB, Manny) - all got Vitamin AD injection, BoSe injection, Mineral Max paste 5cc, Oral Quest Plus dewormer 1-2cc, hooves trimmed/treated. Manny got Coccidia/Baycox as well. 11/1/2018
JoJo got Coccidia/Baycox med 11/1/2018, Quest Plus dewormer 11/3/2018 White Stipe/Jenga got Quest Plus dewormer 11/3/2018 Cami, Maggie, Serenity, Patty, all got Quest Plus dewormer 11/3/2018
Goldie heat 11/3/2018 - bred to Encore Cadenza heat 11/3/2018 - not bred Flower heat 11/4/2018 - not bred Cami, no heat, in with Manny 11/3/2018, no breedings noticed (update:11/5/2018 in w/Manny/full heat/bred) Serenity heat 11/5/2018 - bred to Encore
Vitamin pellets 11/5/2018 - All Bucks & Doe's & Kids
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