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  • #533494
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    Hi mumof6

    sounds like you have a good setup for goats …….. wish I was closer I have a buck who would be ideal ………

    try the DGSA vic branch goats for sale site ……. http://www.facebook.com/groups/347901788654174/ ……. cant see anything there for now but maybe join and try a wanted add

    could also do the same at http://www.aussiegoatforum.org and http://www.facebook.com/groups/477006168989138/

    good luck and dont compromise and take a boer there are lots of good dairy bucks out there needing a good home

    #532641
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    Ravyk post=357911 wrote: THanks Bare Foot Farmer!

    Any tips on teaching him to walk on lead?

    start by tying him up so he can learn all on his own that he cant pull away – of course keep an eye on him to make sure he doesnt choke or get caught up ……… then try leading him carrying lots of rewards to encourage him when he does the right thing

    he looks 3 or 4 months old to me and probably a mini cross

    you should be able to get a castration ring on him but it will be painful for a few days as he is a bit old ……… the kindest way is to get the vet to do it……. do it ASAP as when he starts to feel better a buck can be a handful

    #532846
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    Xio so why would you think the libs wont screw ordinary aussies over ? after all ever Lib govt has protected their rich mate at the cost of the poor – and you sound like you want to scrap “welfare” that w1il really help the less fortunate . 👿

    #532843
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    Snags I am a disability pensioner hubby my carer …….. I worked for H & R Block as a tax consultant and they sent me to be trained as a financial adviser so I could sell clients with savings “investment”products ……… basically convinced me how all financial advisers are suss :dry: but all that did teach me how to budget ……..

    Then I got too sick to work and so sick hubby had to give up his job so we are well acquainted with hardship and doing without – overnight our income dropped by 75%………. but now 15 years later after budgeting and doing without we are as I said quite comfortable living on the pension

    BTW I didnt have any private super and never had any tax deduction for contributions ……. but hubby did have some from a defined benefits company scheme with ALCOA again no big tax deductions ………and no enormous payout ……. but it did help to tide us over

    #532840
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    As “mummyjas” said

    Unfortunately I think a big part of the problem is that a lot people would prefer to complain and blame the government than do something about it.

    I totally agree with that. We are a couple on the pension and find we can live easily and even keep a herd of goats :laugh:

    Basic education is what is needed :tup: but many are so brainwashed by TV they dont want it ……. I know that sounds judgemental but it is true …….. As an ex tax consultant and financial adviser I have offered my help free but just get told all these things that we consider a luxury like aircon, plasma tv both running all day and half the night etc are basic rights ……….. so really what can you do :shrug:

    we are building a cottage and will offer free rent in exchange for 10 hours work a week mainly in the garden …….. but seems its too far from the city, doesnt have aircon, its too tying to work and too hard to garden without using pesticides …..

    #532628
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    How big an area do you have ?

    my milkers spend most of the day in their lounging area which is roughly 9m x 12m ……… it has a roofed area 3m wide along 1 9m side, and several hay racks …….. I have 10 British Alpine milkers …… they can go out into paddocks in the day but generally seem quite happy to lounge arround and nibble free choice hay rather than look for their own food :laugh:

    I knew lady years ago who kept about 6 BAs in an even smaller yard on a half acre block and used to take them for a daily walk with the dogs :laugh:

    I also dont see much advantage in getting minis …… may as well feed a goat that will give a reasonable amount of milk …….. one` BA will give about 4 times as much milk as 2 minis ……. maybe get 1 milker and a mini whether to keep her company

    the main thing is if you keep them in a small area you need to spend time with them and provide plenty of hay and cut branches for roughage ………

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    just a bump up because we are getting close to having it finished :clap: still looking for that right person or couple ………

    #530863
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    we have a Nature loo and sometimes have the same problem …….. the solution is pour boiling water into the toilet to kill them ……… be careful using flyspray a it can kill the microbes that breakdown the compost

    #530719
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    as far as I know no one arround Perth doing sheep milk ……. there used to be a sheep dairy up here years ago but they closed ……….. there is someone down south does cheese ………

    have you tried goats milk 😉

    #530521
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    I have posted about this before ……… we have had most of our property contaminated by using horse manure from the local riding school ……… the farmer who supplied their hay used aminopyralid and it went through the horses ……….. we only found out after using manure on a crop of jerusalem artichokes that grew deformed then read an article by Monbiot in the uk Guardian ……….

    have to wonder what harm this also does to the animals that eat it ……. we had to slash all our paddocks that year but there is no way to know if it is still there and if we are now consuming it in the goats milk …….

    it is certain that most conventionally grown grain etc will be contaminated plus meat and poultry

    but no one wants to know

    #529820
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    you could maybe build the beds out of limestone blocks …… much quicker than bricks

    but if it was me I would do like us and buy earth rings ……….. here we can get ones that are off cuts from making poly rain water tanks …….. just a long strip of poly about 450mm high and arround 10m long ……… they bolt together at the ends with a slight overlap making a circular garden about 3 m diameter …….

    we put black plastic in the bottom and about 50mm up the side and make a wicking bed because our problem is too much drainage as we have what can only be describe a black beach sand ………..

    #529551
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    did the tops look normal ?

    with any deformed or strange looking plants be aware that there is a new herbicide called amino pyralid that after spraying on say a hay crop can go through an animal that eat the hay and cause deformed plants if used on your veggie garden ( or in the compost )

    #529458
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    no aircon here either and we get lots of summer days over 40 and up to 45……… heard all the medical excuses like diabetes, neurological conditions , cant control my body temp etc etc …….. they all apply to me and the govt will even buy me an aircon because I have them 😆 😆 but I wont lower myself to be use something so destructive to the planet 👿

    #522038
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    jaydatoo their are many reliable breeders in vic ……… if you want a quality milker you could try an add on http://www.aussiegoatforum.org

    #529211
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    If it was me i would put in plans to construct a “new’ shed same size same place and then do nothing ………….

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