August 26, 2010


Guys and Gals,

I just wanted to give you a little bit of information we learned on Friday when working the bucks. The first thing we learned is the ticks have invaded not only the dogs but some of the goats. We first began to pick the ticks and noticed a little swelling of the ears of the high infected bucks so we took those bucks to see Dr. Mitchell and when he picked the ticks we put them in a vile to send off to a livestock entomologist for more research on the tick problem. Dr. Mitchell said the best thing we can do is watch them and pick the ticks then put a little iodine where the ticks were located. On the other hand, there are some great things happening with the bucks including some really nice weight gains and fecal counts plus the weather gave us a little bit of a break for a few days and everyone and every animal is enjoying the cooler weather we are experiencing. I hope you guys enjoy looking at the data posted on the right hand side labeled 8/20/2010 data I know Mary and I have really enjoyed analyzing the data to see how the goats are doing.

August 16, 2010

More Data to Come

We will be working the bucks again this week and more data will be posted next week sometime. The weather forecast for this part of the world shows only double digits for this week instead of triple so maybe the animals will get some relief this week. All the bucks are looking great and we are starting to see some changes in the bucks. Over, the weekend Dr. Browning stopped by for a visit so I will be adding some pictures of his visit to the slide show.

August 4, 2010

7/30/2010 Data

Hey guys!

The bucks are looking great and handling the HOT and dry weather better than I could ever think about doing. We got all the bucks worked, fecals read and I have all the data compiled together for you guys to look at so you can see how your bucks are doing. In the right hand list the newest data is called 7/30/2010 Data. If there is any question at all on any of your bucks give us a call or an e-mail and we will see what we can figure out.