Activities on Farm

Breeding Schedule

Please contact me if interested in reserving kids. As of now I am retaining all Does. Available Bucks and Wethers are located at "Goats for Sale" page. If you are interested in Great Pyrenees please visit the "Farm Guardians" page. 

Thank You!
Lil' Jim aka Kaycie Gilbreath :)  
Breeding with DesertNanny BE Vintage Diesel

B B Goats Blue Moon Willow
  • Breeding History: Delivered 09/27/2016 = 2 kids (2 Bucks), Delivered 09/11/2017 = 2 kids (2 Bucks)
  • Current: Bred 03/2018, Expected Delivery 08/2018 
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2019

B B Goats Queen Esther
  • Breeding History: Delivered 10/10/2016 = 4 kids (3 Bucks, 1 Doe), Delivered 04/18/2017 = 2 kids (1 Buck, 1 Doe)
  • Current: Bred 03/2018, Expected Delivery 08/2018  
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2019

Bolles Painted Acres Mocha
  • Current: Bred 03/08/2018, Expected Delivery 08/2018
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2019

Bolles Painted Acres Java
  • Current: Bred 03/2018, Miscarried = 1 kid (Buck) 
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 10/2018

Bolles Painted Acres Sophia
  • Current: Bred 03/08/2018, Expected Delivery 08/2018
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2019

Bolles Painted Acres ButterCup
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2018

Bolles Painted Acres Latte
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2018

Mathiot's Paradise S Kendle
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2018

Seldom Herd Eileen Collins
  • Current: Bred 03/2018, Expected Delivery 08/2018
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2019

Seldom Herd Elsie Ott
  • Current: Bred 03/01/2018, Expected Delivery 08/2018
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2019

LilJimsTickTack Meringue
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2018

Prairie Wood Grace Hopper
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 04/2018

Prairie Wood Golden Pearl
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 05/2018

Sunset Plains KS Wilhelmina
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 05/2018

Sunset Plains KS Summer Dream
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 06/2018

Prairie Wood Bernice Arthur
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 06/2018



Breeding with DesertNanny P Fireball

LilJimsTickTack Sweet Tart
  • Current: Bred 01/07/2018, Delivered 06/03/2018 = 2 kids (2 Does)
  • Next Planned Breeding Date: 10/2018



Breeding with PrairieKidsFarm Big Hunk

LilJimsTickTack Smartie

LilJimsTickTack Tootsie

Lab Information

Herd tested Negative for CAE, CL, and Johne's Disease  2017 

*I test every new goat coming to farm, latest shown below*

Feeding Regiment

Nigerian Dwarf Goats are browsers, this means that they eat on trees, bushes, and weeds rather than grass. They are ruminant animals so they have four stomachs just as cows do. Feeding programs usually need to be adjusted slowly so that the bacteria in the rumen has time to adopt to the new feeding regiment.

I am currently (Dec. 2017-Feb. 2018) trying a Barley Fodder system with the goats. Barley is a natural alkaline plant which reduces the chances of bloating. Also being low in acid it prevents kidney stones in male goats. I spent about $1,800 on feed alone this past year. If the fodder system works it will reduce my feeding cost to only $480 per year in barley seed being $14/50 lb. bag, minis the mineral cost. The general rule is to feed 2 percent of an animals body weight daily. I will be feeding my goats around 5 percent of body weight to support milk production and kid carring Does. Nutritional test are shown in following link,  http://www.foddersystems.com/downloads/barley2.pdf. If you are interested in Fodder for your animals a good resource is   http://www.fodderconsultants.com/what-is-fodder.html.       
   
Goats need copper to help overall health and to boost immunity against parasites and infection. I like to use Sweetlix Caprine Magnum-Milk Mineral because it is free choice to the goats and it has 1,750 ppm, which the recommended minimal amount is 1,500 ppm. Plus being free choice it helps prevent Copper toxicity, which presents with dark colored urine. Copper deficiency can present as poor coat, anemia (tested in eye lids), and hair loss. 

With the alfalfa pellets and sweet feed, I like to feed around 2 cups total each feeding to each goat. My current regiment, without fodder, is feedings twice daily, morning and evening. I mix sweet grain with the alfalfa pellets in the morning equalling 1/4 of grain and 3/4 alfalfa per cup, so if each goat gets 2 cups then they will recieve 1 1/2 cup of alfalfa and 1/2 cup of sweet grain. In the evening only alfalfa pellets are given. Usually feeding can be adjusted to individual animals according to their body condition. So if the animal is skinny with low muscle tone increase each feeding amount by 1/2 cup including grain ration. Vice versa with a goat looking too big, reduce by 1/2 cup each feeding.

Goats do get bloated at times and need free choice sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Also keeping constant clean water. It is important for goats, especially male goats since they have sensitive urinary tract systems. Goats are picky too and will not drink out of dirty watering bowels.