TLC for goats
The Goodmans’ freerange flock is a mix of white or cream saanen goats and brown anglo nubians, which have long, floppy ears and produce milk with a slightly higher fat content.
Goats can fall ill quickly so they’re checked daily.
They are very susceptible to the cold so should always have somewhere cosy to retreat to.
CAE is a type of virus that causes arthritis in goats while Johne’s disease is a fatal gastrointestinal condition that can be hard to spot. Reputable breeders test for this disease regularly.
The baby goats are dehorned so they don’t get wedged into fences and the like.
The Goodmans like to give their goats “play things” in the paddock, particularly structures they can climb onto (without being able to jump the fence).