Big Muddy rancher wrote:looking good.
I saw some interesting braces where they used 2 7/8 pipe for posts and the cross brace but welded 3 1/2 inch collars to the cross brace with set screws to hold them in place. . You could pound your pipes in the ground using the cross brace as a measure then slide it up the posts and tighten the set screws.
aspen wrote:A word of caution about picking up goats or sheep at auction. There is a disease called Caseous Lympnadenitis, or CL for short. Animals can be carriers and shed it without you knowing it. It causes abscesses in the lymph nodes, both acute causing sudden death and chronic causing long term wasting away and then death. When the abcesses burst, the ground is contaminated and then you have in on your place for life. A lot of herds just living with it, knowing they will lose X number of animals to it per year. If you have a clean place, however, and you will be wanting to run goats for economic purposes or to sell breeding stock, make sure you get your goats from a CL free herd. You really don't want CL on your place. Believe me...
Big Muddy rancher wrote:looks like your in business.
You should look back for RA's posts in ranch talk and see some of the things he had in his goat pen for them to play on.
Just remember while it's nice to have all your animals gentle and pet-able make sure they respect you and you space. Nothing more dangerous theh a "Pet" that will bite, bunt or strike because they want a treat.
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