search.noResults

search.searching

saml.title
dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
1:00pm - 1:45pm


Karen Brown - National Kiko Registry Pesky Paperwork


2:00pm - 2:50pm Dr. Chris Rumsey - Stock Vets Using Reproduction Technology to Reach Your Goals


3:00pm - 3:45pm Dr. Chris Rumsey - Stock Vets The Hidden Diseases, Caprine Arthritis and Encephalitis(CAE) and Caseous Lymphadenitis(CL)


4:00pm - 4:50pm Dr. Fred Brown


Johnes Disease: Should you be concerned? 5:30pm


Friday Night Social-Meet and greet. Light refreshments & min- gle with the consignors.


Saturday, October 2nd


9:00am - 9:50am Dr. Scott Bowdridge Utilizing Performance Test Data in Your Herd


10:00am - 10:50am Dr. Scott Bowdridge


Improving Parasite Resistance in you herd 11:00am-12:00pm


Last Chance to view animals 12:00pm


Goat Meat Lunch Provided by National Kiko Registry 1:00pm


Cream of the Crop Kiko Sale


COMMENTARY


Do you want Blue Collar Goats or Millennial Goats?


By Cooper Sherrill


Many folks my age — “millennials” — seem to get a bad rap. “You never had to work for anything in your life.” “You’ve had everything handed to you on a silver platter.” “You’re all so soft.” The list goes on and on….


I believe that both human kids and goat kids (any livestock) are a product of their environment. Genetics certainly play a role in things but the environment in which they are raised is just as important in my opinion. Recently I was discussing with a co-


worker the different experiences we had while growing up. We both were raised by parents who helped foster us in the right di- rection but we were allowed to make our own mistakes and learn from them. We were “allowed” the opportunity to


fail. Those failures helped both us and our parents. Personally, we learned from the mis-


Cooper Sherrill


takes and made strides to not make them again. For our parents, they learned where the weaknesses of their kids were and could facilitate changes to benefit us as their children.


If your children have never had to work for anything and never had the opportunity to fail, then you don’t know where their weak- nesses are and you can’t help facilitate change. You also do not know what kind of children you are sending out into the world. If they go right into another environment like what they came from “coddled, pampered, etc…” they will likely fit right in and do just fine. If they must go out and get a job and make it on their own, some may adapt and overcome, but many will not. Now let’s just replace the word children in the previous para- graphs with the words goats, breeding stock, whatever word you want to use.


If your GOATS have never had to work for anything, and never had the opportunity to fail, then you don’t know where their weak- nesses are, and you can’t help facilitate change. Change in this sce- nario might mean culling certain does, not selling replacement stock out of her (strictly terminal kids from her) or changing which buck you are using to sire your kids. You also do not know what kind of GOATS you are sending out into the world. If they go right to another environment like what they came from “coddled, pampered, etc…” they will likely fit right in and do just fine. If they must go out and get a job and make it on their own, some may adapt and overcome, but many will not. Getting a job and making it on their own may refer to goats that are forced to be self-sustaining on forage with supplemental feeding happening only when necessary to meet the nutritional requirements, raise kids


September 2021 | Goat Rancher 45


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60