We have an announcement on our home page, but just incase you missed it.... 'Dawn Star Ranch is NO LONGER operational. We have completely dispersed the herd, and have moved on to a new chapter in our exciting lives.
Many of our customers, while we are thankful that they have purchased from us, purchased their goats with registrations...but NEVER transferred their goats into their names. As a result, we will NOT be offering any referrals to these herds. However, we do offer referrals for people serious about raising and showing High Quality Miniature LaManchas from other spectacular herds out of state.
So you've disbudded all your goats, but wait--is that a horn?? NOPE that is a 'scur.' In this blog we are going to touch up on scurs, what they are, and what you can do about them...
Everyone has an opinion on the subject. So here is our two cents....
Spring is almost here, and there are TONS of advertisements for "Lagerians," "Mini Nubians," "Alpine Nigerian crosses", and the list goes on. So, are these really miniature dairy goats?? Lets find out before you buy that cute blue-eyed, floppy eared 'mini.'
This is a collection of ideas on how to make the most out of your herd, and help off-set operation costs of your Homestead.
After our experience starting out, I feel its important to share the cost of raising goats-- so that buyers can be a bit more informed, and make better purchasing choices for the animals they want to include on their farm. This is part 1 of a blog series, and is an Introduction to help you get the most out of your herd.....
So, what do Pigeons eat anyway? After all, on a homestead feed is 90% of the operation costs. So, having specialized feed for every species is really counter productive. In this Blog we are going to explore feed requirements and options for Homestead Pigeons.
Are Pigeons the homesteading fowl for you???? Learn more about the 'under-dog' of the livestock world to see if they are the right addition to your homestead in this article:
Since Arizona has been in a drought since the early 1990's , and it doesn't look like that is going to change for a good long time.... I figured its time for a re-evaluation of how things are done here--
We absolutely ADORE our minis, and in our opinion they truly are "The BEST lil'Dairy Goat in the West!" But everyone needs to make their OWN decision about what breed of goats to raise on their homestead--this is a short article on the history of the breed, why we chose them, and how they compare to the breeds that helped make them.
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