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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 5:08pm On Apr 18, 2020
Great News.

Another successful delivery. Just one though cry (female).
Name loading. . . wink

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by opeyemix: 9:22pm On Apr 18, 2020
Following..... Plz update this thread often Mr OP
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 9:40pm On Apr 18, 2020
Quick Assessment of the 5 YEARS program

Project started: June 10, 2018

Present Date: April 18, 2020

How far: 1 Year 10 months After

Total Goats gotten so far (from the 2 parent stock ONLY): 21 GOATS
10 Males goats
11 Female goats


Mortality: 1 death so far.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by opeyemix: 11:09pm On Apr 18, 2020
jidestroud:
Quick Assessment of the 5 YEARS program

Project started: June 10, 2018

Present Date: April 18, 2020

How far: 1 Year 10 months After

Total Goats gotten so far (from the 2 parent stock ONLY): 21 GOATS
10 Males goats
11 Female goats


Mortality: 1 death for far.


Wow.... You are doing well sir. You mind listing the parent stocks you started with? And maybe spice up this thread with pictures of your progress so far. Thanks

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 7:21pm On Apr 26, 2020
Great News Yet Again.

Another delivery to the glory of God. Although, just one delivered by the second generation .
Nevertheless, still thankful for the safe delivery.

By the way, it's a boy!!! grin

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 7:23pm On Apr 26, 2020
Update:

11 male goats

11 female goats


Total: 22 goats

Mortality so far: 1

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by pelicanbeau(f): 4:17pm On May 01, 2020
jidestroud:
Update:

11 male goats

11 female goats


Total: 22 goats

Mortality so far: 1

Op do you reside in Lagos? Kindly let me know whenever you decide to dispose any, seems animal husbandry is getting lucrative now. This could be combined with salary job if there is a place to rear it and agriculture will be the way out of the projected famine after this covid-19, those dealing in it will have every course to be happy and laugh to the bank.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 4:34pm On May 01, 2020
pelicanbeau:


Op do you reside in Lagos? Kindly let me know whenever you decide to dispose any, seems animal husbandry is getting lucrative now. This could be combined with salary job if there is a place to rear it and agriculture will be the way out of the projected famine after this covid-19, those dealing in it will have every course to be happy and laugh to the bank.

grin grin grin
Yes, Lagos based.
Unfortunately, I don't intend disposing/selling off for now cry. Although, I have started castrating all other male goats due to the persistent fights and troubles given to the females.
Moreover, I should be buying another sets of bucks from a source soonest to help sort out issues that might arise with inbreeding.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Blackbelly(m): 8:00am On May 02, 2020
jidestroud:


grin grin grin
Yes, Lagos based.
Unfortunately, I don't intend disposing/selling off for now cry. Although, I have started castrating all other male goats due to the persistent fights and troubles given to the females.
Moreover, I should be buying another sets of bucks from a source soonest to help sort out issues that might arise with inbreeding.
Please upload some pics of the farm and the goats. How do you castrate your male goats? I really want to learn so I can do same with one of my male goat, its becoming a nuisance. Thanks

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Musty112: 8:02pm On May 02, 2020
Blackbelly:

Please upload some pics of the farm and the goats. How do you castrate your male goats? I really want to learn so I can do same with one of my male goat, its becoming a nuisance. Thanks

go to telegram and search Goatbauernhof. you will find anything you need there

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Blackbelly(m): 12:26pm On May 03, 2020
Musty112:


go to telegram and search Goatbauernhof. you will find anything you need there
Thanks for this
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 5:32pm On May 03, 2020
Blackbelly:

Please upload some pics of the farm and the goats. How do you castrate your male goats? I really want to learn so I can do same with one of my male goat, its becoming a nuisance. Thanks

Up until recently, I have been using the cutting method. This I do within 7 to 8 weeks.
Well, my vet did help in castrating a year old bucks using the Burdizzo method and I think I just might opt for this method; less blood. Although still contemplating on its success rate.

Yes join us on telegram; sure to get your questions answered by experts in goat farming

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Bugatie(m): 12:31pm On May 16, 2020
@Jidestroud I'm your big fan and following up on your agro projects.

I'm definitely gonna start something someday even if it's for the fun and joy of doing it.

Well done.
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 12:35pm On May 16, 2020
Bugatie:
@Jidestroud I'm your big fan and following up on your agro projects.

I'm definitely gonna start something someday even if it's for the fun and joy of doing it.

Well done.

Thanks Boss.
For me, it's full all the way. Pls, make that someday come quicker, I could learn a thing or two from you.
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 7:58pm On Jun 09, 2020
Chai!!! What a day angry angry angry

My goats have been giving wahala none stop on the farm grin. Lots and lots of destruction to my plantain farm, they technically ate up everything. After thinking and deliberating on what to do as payback for their unchecked behaviours after several warnings angry , I decided to restrict their movements to their rooms.

Walahi, I pursue goats taya today! grin, them no even send me say I be their owner oooo!!! See sprinting... (Foolish Wild Goats) cheesy. It was almost successful but I still have about 4 hiding in the plantation. The chase continues tomorrow. wink cheesy wink cheesy.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 8:00pm On Jun 09, 2020
More . . .

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 8:24pm On Jun 09, 2020
By the way, I was forced to dispose of three bucks. There's relative peace on the farm now.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by IamAsiri: 12:19pm On Jun 10, 2020
You didn't give updates on Hinata smiley
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 2:15pm On Jun 10, 2020
IamAsiri:
You didn't give updates on Hinata smiley

Long story boss... Looooong story!!! cry

Okay let me shorten it. The goat I paid for literally disappeared. I was to go pick it up a week after I paid for it, but, on getting there to retrieve it, nobody knew how the goat vanished. In summary, I was scammed. Although, I was given back 8k and told to come back for my balance which I never did.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by kikelomojessy(f): 2:33pm On Jun 10, 2020
jidestroud:
Chai!!! What a day angry angry angry

My goats have been giving wahala no stop on the farm grin. Lots and lots of destruction to my plantains farm, they technically ate up everything. After thinking and deliberating on what to do as payback for their unchecked behaviours after several warnings angry , I decided to restrict their movements to their rooms.

Walahi, I pursue goats taya today! grin, them no even send me say I be their owner oooo!!! See sprinting... (Foolish Wild Goats) cheesy. It was almost successful but I still have about 4 hiding in the plantation. The chase continues tomorrow. wink cheesy wink cheesy.


Aside ffrom being an inspiration to many of us here you are also very funny.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by IamAsiri: 7:37am On Jun 11, 2020
jidestroud:


Long story boss... Looooong story!!! cry

Okay let me shorten it. The goat I paid for literally disappeared. I was to go pick it up a week after I paid for it, but, on getting there to retrieve it, nobody knew how the goat vanished. In summary, I was scammed. Although, I was given back 8k and told to come back for my balance which I never did.

Wow! shocked. So sorry sir.
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by IFEDILIEZE(m): 12:19pm On Jun 11, 2020
oyetpel:


Goats, stubborn animals, i hate them, i hate their shït, i hate their smell, i hate their attitudes.

You have a lot of work to do if you won't let them be roaming about.

I wish you well on your new Agribusiness.
one man's food is another man's poison
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 12:52pm On Jun 11, 2020
IFEDILIEZE:
one man's food is another man's poison

Monkey no fine, but I'm mama like am
Shey you wan come calculate my money?

grin grin grin grin
Nothing sweet pass conc. smelly he-goat. grin

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Munzy14(m): 6:41pm On Jun 11, 2020
jidestroud:
Chai!!! What a day angry angry angry

My goats have been giving wahala none stop on the farm grin. Lots and lots of destruction to my plantains farm, they technically ate up everything. After thinking and deliberating on what to do as payback for their unchecked behaviours after several warnings angry , I decided to restrict their movements to their rooms.

Walahi, I pursue goats taya today! grin, them no even send me say I be their owner oooo!!! See sprinting... (Foolish Wild Goats) cheesy. It was almost successful but I still have about 4 hiding in the plantation. The chase continues tomorrow. wink cheesy wink cheesy.
No be small things o...Goat farming is something else...Let me continue eating than farming it.


grin grin
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by RuggedSniper: 6:39pm On Jun 16, 2020
Yes, it is not profitable if you're not doing it intensively as a business. Goat business comes in 3 forms - meat goat, dairy goats for milk, and goat breeding. You must decide which one you're into, so you set appropriate targets.

To make money from meat goats, the animals must be kept in pens and fed aggressively with balanced rations so they gain weight fast.

If you're keeping them to breed, having them gain weight fast is usually not the target. But, to succeed generally in goat business, good nutrition is key and their health must be closely monitored, with vaccines and dewormers given on schedule.

Your goats must eat a well balanced rations, with adequate amounts of digestible protein, carbohydrate, and mineral salts, as grass fodder alone does not promote this.

To feed your goats cheaply, get wheat or barley seeds and sunflower seeds. Sprout these grains hydroponically and give to your goats to help them grow healthy. Also, supplement them with mineral blocks to lick and have a VET DOC to help prescribe good dewormers and to set a vaccine schedule for them.

Do this and see a good turnaround in your goat business. Goodluck with your goat business!

Use google and youtube to find more information on "hydroponic fodder for goats." Below is an example of goats eating grains that were sprouted using hydroponics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayo9deCt36c


Via @namet pg1
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Nobody: 6:58pm On Jun 16, 2020
I am interested in this project. More especially the interaction between the farmer and his children( goats).

Can't stop laughing at restricting them in a room as punishment cheesy

Congrats Mr farmer. I love farming so much. It's a pity is something I can only fantasize only of now.


Don't you have goat pens?


We usually have animal pen. Their excrete and remnants of what they eat are what we use as natural manure for farming.

I don't know how you trained yours on what to eat but the goats from my side eat grasses, see that plantain leaves, it's their food, even dry ones. It's said that any green leave your animals like sheep's and goats can't eat are not good for human consumption. Palm fronds, coconut, mango, cashew, anything u can think of. If u have farm, these are things u can readily get from your farm free.

We also give goats that corn fibre.
Well done

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Christistruth00: 7:45pm On Jun 16, 2020
jidestroud:
Quick Assessment of the 5 YEARS program

Project started: June 10, 2018

Present Date: April 18, 2020

How far: 1 Year 10 months After

Total Goats gotten so far (from the 2 parent stock ONLY): 21 GOATS
10 Males goats
11 Female goat

Mortality: 1 death for far.

Keep the Strongest 4 male goats sell the other 6 males and buy more female goats for breeding.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 8:23pm On Jun 16, 2020
Christistruth00:


Keep the Strongest 4 male goats sell the other 6 males and buy more female goats for breeding.

I intend keeping just one of the WAD & RS for breeding. The rest goes up for sales.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by jidestroud(m): 8:26pm On Jun 16, 2020
Moreover, I just adjusted my kidding periods to 2 times in 18 months as advised by goat farmers. This would require controlled crossbreeding between them henceforth.

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by ideepaul: 9:24pm On Jun 16, 2020
Don't waste the goat dung o, one of the best manure sources I have seen so far if used effectively especially for your gardening projects you have refused to update us on

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Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by Nobody: 8:02pm On Jun 17, 2020
ideepaul:
Don't waste the goat dung o, one of the best manure sources I have seen so far if used effectively especially for your gardening projects you have refused to update us on
Exactly kiss
That's what we use in farming.
Re: My Goat Farm Startup (my Diary) by ideepaul: 8:59pm On Jun 17, 2020
sassysure:
Exactly kiss That's what we use in farming.
the only challenge is having it in appreciable quantity for large scale farmwork

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