Current
Visitors
30
COVER PAGE
PREVIOUS
DISPLAY
 Related Articles
A DANGEROUS BUSINESS
By Lea Ann Robison
www.cowcreekfarm.com

We have to sell some goats.

Now on the face of it, that sounds like every other goat rancher around Christmas time, and we always need to sell some goats. However, this is another unexpected turn in the goat business. One day you are busy building a barn and the next thing you know you are in the hospital awaiting your second surgery on that broken leg. Yes the very leg that was underneath you when you fell from that scaffolding putting up just one more piece of siding.

Mike and I have suffered many bumps and bruises since we have been in this goat game, but I bet Mike is the first one to ever fall off the side of a barn. Since Mike has been out of commission, I have learned to watch myself very carefully. Just catching and holding that new mom while I make sure her teats are working, gave me a big old bruise on the hand. I have strained my back pulling a new mama into the kidding pen and even my tame old girls seem somehow to know I am on my own and want to let me know that even though I carry the feed, they do not owe me their cooperation. The buck, normally a perfect gentleman, has suddenly become very territorial. I am carrying the squirt bottle just to let him know to keep his distance.

Cow Creek Farm has always been a two man (Ok one-man, one-woman) operation and suddenly I find that I am alone without a plan. I have made it through the initial kidding, but find that my choices are limited for round two. So with great regret, I have decided to sell my prime brood does along with my beautiful new buck that has given me 99% does. He is the brother to the ABGA National Champion Senior Buck. I have priced them as a herd package and chosen some of my young keeper doe kids to sell individually. Details are on the front page of our web site, www.cowcreekfarm.com

This was not done without some tears and I will truly hate to see these girls go. Someone will get years of selective breeding and the results of our experience, but Cow Creek Farm can only afford one injured owner right now. We are NOT leaving the goat world, and I plan to keep about 10 does, mostly young and not expecting. Mike will heal and we will rebuild our herd, but right now, I need to get this thing to a manageable size.

As the sergeant on Hill Street Blues said, “Be Careful Out There” (or at the very least have a back-up plan.)

Lea Ann Robison
www.cowcreekfarm.com


 

DISCLAIMER

GoatGateway.com and it's agents and sponsors are not responsible for the content of advertisers' sites or advertised claims.

GoatGateway.com does not act as an agent for buyers or sellers. GoatGateway.com does not in any way influence or control transactions for goods or services between buyers and sellers.

USE

Information on this web site is offered by persons who are NOT veterinary professionals except where noted.
The information contained on this web site is based on the knowledge and understanding of the author at the time of first publication. However, because of advances in agriculture related fields, users are reminded of their personal responsibility to ensure that information upon which they rely is up to date and to CHECK accuracy and currency of the information WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN for specific health and nutrition advice.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL
Users of medical and chemical products must always read the label and strictly comply with directions on the label. Users are not absolved from compliance with the directions on the label by reason of any statement made, or omitted to be made, on this web site.

TRADEMARKS

The boergoats.com logo is a registered trademark of KLS Boer Goats.
The following are trademarks or service marks of KLS Boer Goats.

OnLine Show
GoatGateway
BoerGoats.com
MeatGoats.com
GoatClassifieds
ShowMeatGoats
ShowWethers.net
BoerGoat101.com
GoatBreeders.com
BoerGoats.comCHAT
The Show Wether Center
Where The Bucks Meet The Bucks
The Boer & Meat Goat Information Center