Modern Milk Goats; Status of the Milk Goat Industry Methods of Profitable Milk Production Care and Management of Commercial Herds and Households Goats

Modern Milk Goats; Status of the Milk Goat Industry Methods of Profitable Milk Production Care and Management of Commercial Herds and Households Goats

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...This may well constitute an argument in favor of pan feeding for buck kids from the beginning. In every case, however, the decision must be made before the arrival of the kids anil must be adhered to thereafter, for it is very difficult to change later the method which the kid learns at birth. Weight at Birth.--A few more points may be noted here that may be of interest to the beginner. A new born doc kid should normally weigh six to eight pounds. A five or four pound doe may develop into a medium size animal of merit, but the figures given are normal for a kid that is to make a really creditable development. The buck kid should weigh seven to nine pounds. One is hardly justified in preserving for future stud use a buck kid that weighs less than seven pounds at birth. One often hears the statement, " Sometimes the tiniest infant will grow into a very large man," but considerable experience has shown that no such consoling belief is to be relied upon with goats. We want them large, strong, and vigorous from birth. Condition at Birth.--Some kids show rather distressing weakness of the joints at birth, walking with the first joint of the forelegs turned out, for instance, or with the forelegs bowed out at the knees. If proper care has been given both to the sire and dam such kids are very rare. Still, when they do occur, no alarm need be felt, for the kid, carefully tended, will soon outgrow this weakness. The process of strengthening the joints is hastened by the use of some simple kind of splint, a piece of stiff cardboard, padded inside with cotton, rolled snugly around the limb and bandaged in place firmly but not too tightly. Some kids of the Swiss breeds, whose ears should stand stiffly erect, are born with their ears hanging limply, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634772
  • 9781236634771