Whole Herd NEGATIVE - 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
(CAE, TB, Brucellosis, Johne's, and CL)
MLRT - My Little Red Tractor
Here at My Little Red Tractor (MLRT) farmstead, we produce our own milk. Each of our does gives us between 1 to 1.5 gallons of milk every day that we use for drinking and baking. Any leftovers are fed to our other farm animals. We hope to start making cheese and soap with it soon!
MLRT farm is currently home to seven LaMancha does and two LaMancha bucks. We also have a liquid nitrogen tank and store frozen "bucksickles" from other bucks. The does & bucks are housed separately. The bucks have a large pasture with a 3-sided run-in shed and the does have a large pasture/wooded area to browse during the day but are brought into the barn each night in individual box stalls. All the goats are given free-choice orchard grass/clover hay, loose minerals, and Thorvine kelp. We perform our own fecal tests and de-worm the goats only as needed using either Ivomec or Dectomax administered orally. We utilize di-methox 12.5% or Totlrazuril for coccidia control and vaccinate for CDT and pneumonia.
Our does are bred each fall for spring kids and we usually have 7 - 10 bottle babies available. We sell them on a first-come, first-serve basis so contact us about reserving a kid. Click here to see our 2017 Kidding Schedule.
No matter where you purchase your goats from, be sure to insist on copies of all test results performed. The health of your herd could be at risk. All responsible goat owners will take the extra measure and have each animal tested annually. Especially if you are making cheese or drinking the raw milk since the diseases can be passed through their unpasturized milk products. Some diseases may be zoonotic which means that people can contract some form of the disease.
Click Here for more information on the important diseases to test for!
What is Brucellosis disease and why should I care?
Major Zoonotic Diseases in Sheep & Goats
Hypocalcemia - what is it and how can it be prevented?
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