Farmer Gary Yeomans in a shed with his goatsGary Yeomans © Richard Stanton
Autumn-kidding goats have been scanned, with average results. As we have increased the feed rate and milk yield, the goats’ fertility has suffered slightly, with an increasing number of goats showing cloudburst. This is due to progesterone causing a false pregnancy with just a large fluid sack. It can be treated with estrumate, but affected goats are often repeat offenders. We have harvested the barley/pea silage with some third-cut red clover. This is mainly a forage insurance policy in case of […]