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We raise our Spanish Goats in Oregon, just outside McMinnville. At Cozine Springs Ranch we raise our 100% Heritage Spanish Goats on pasture graze of grass and clover. They browse on a variety of forbes throughout the 283 acre ranch. They are never given antibiotics unless they are being treated for an illness and our animals are all steroid and hormone free.
They are fed fresh grass hay and 14% all stock feed during weather spells where there is little or no graze. They are not fed out on grains or corn. The water they drink is from pure,cold natural springs and wells. They have lots of room to graze and are never crowded.
Our Heritage Spanish Goat herd is a CAE and CL free, closed herd.To learn more about CAE disease Click Here. To learn more about CL disease Click Here
There is another disease that can devastate your herd. It is more rare than CAE and CL but you should be aware of it. The disease is Johne's disease.(pronounced Yo-Nees). Suzanne W. Gasparotto has a great article on her website that I am going to share with you. To read what she has to say Click Here
Jack and Anita Mauldin raise bore Goats and have a really great chart of goat diseases and possible treatments. You can see it on their website by Clicking Here.
Spanish goats make an excellent meat goat, brush goat and a great pet goat. They are easy to care for and a delight to watch grow.
As a Brush Goat the Spanish goat will walk through knee high grass to get to a brush pile. They eat brush in a browsing manner. They won't stand and eat in the same place until a plant is completely gone. They browse through the brush and keep going back until the brush is consumed. They will eat grass when that is all that is available but they much prefer being brush goats.
As a Pet Goat they are gentle and easy to get along with. They have to get to know you and once they do they will come looking for treats and eat right out of your hand. They truly do make a great pet goat.
They are America's very first meat goat. The flavor is mild, sweet and juicy without feeding grain. They are truly a great Meat Goat!
If you are looking for a place to network with other goat raisers that will help you learn the ropes in the meat goat industry, keep you informed, present training opportunities and help you find markets for your goats then you should consider Oregon Meat Goat Producers. They are a non profit organization determined to help their members succeed. Their membership lives throughout Oregon, Washington State, Northern California and Idaho. Check them out here
The Spanish goat breeds year round. They do not usually require any assistance during kidding. Their gestation period is five months.
When we have goats for sale they are listed on our "Goats For Sale" page. You can Reserve yours right now. Call us: 888-760-2200 or use our order on line Goats For Sale page.
If you raise Spanish Goats there is a great website that can help you keep your goat herd healthy. If you have health questions about any of your animals they can help with that as well. Their site and their answers are free. I believe that you will be glad you found this group. Just Click Here.
If you have a medical problem with your goat or goats and need a veterinarian to answer a question NOW then go Here- The Vet Is IN.
Penn State has a great little home study course on meat goats. You should consider looking it over. Click Here
Here on the ranch we also raise completely free range chickens. They are free to use all of the pastures and return to their house each night. By allowing them to free range they help to control parasites in the fields. They lay beautiful brown eggs with deep yellow yolks. Eggs can be purchased here on the ranch seven days a week using our honor system. Visit our egg page here: Our Eggs.
You can call or email us from our Contact US page if you have questions about our honor system.
We are continually searching for opportunities to increase our knowledge of livestock practices and doing things better and more cost efficiently. One organization that helps us in our pursuit to a better operation and better bottom line is the Noble Foundation. We have added their news burner to our "News" page or you can go there by clicking Here
Here's a 2014 calendar that's all about goats. I ordered some of these for my goat friends for Christmas presents.
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