As anyone with goats can tell you, goats want to die. It’s basically common knowledge for any goat farmer. One of the most common ways that goats can die, or at least get sick, is from internal parasites, specifically worms. I’ve previously done an article on treating goats for worms and other parasites that goats are susceptible for, so I’m… Read More »Pumpkins: Natural Dewormer from the Fall Festivities
I have many different breeds of goats present in the Bales Goats’ herd. They range from purebred Nubian, Boer, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Kiko, Alpine, Saanen, and everything in between with mixed breed brush goats. My favorite of these is perhaps the most unique looking one of the bunch: The LaMancha goat. In Herd One, there are currently four LaManchas, which… Read More »LaMancha Goats: What Happened to Their Ears?
Lucas Bales: There. hey, there! How are you doing today. Garrick Batten: Doing good today. Bales: Good! Good! Alright. Batten: How’s the summer treating you? Bales: Oh, it’s been good just I got back to college for the semester. And so we’re just getting cranked up with that over here. I go to school up here in more middle Tennessee.… Read More »Bales Goats Exclusive: Official Interview with Garrick Batten
When I’m first telling somebody that I have goats or when I am setting up a goat landscaping project, one of the first questions I always get is “Do they all have names?” Of course, all of them do, and I tell them that. A lot of times, the conversation continues and the customer or friends inquires on how many… Read More »Naming Goats: How do I Keep up with Them All?
One of the most difficult things in the goat business is the fall and winter. During that time of year, maintaining your herd can be both difficult and expensive. Most farmers resort to heavy doses of hay and grain to sustain their goats in these months, as that is the easiest way to keep weight on the goats. However, as… Read More »Rotational Grazing: Everything You Need to Know
When I saying “using your resources,” I don’t mean cheating. Although, admittedly, if you can use your resources properly then it’ll make things so much easier that it might feel like a cheat. You have to use what is already at your disposal and learn how to know what even is at your disposal to begin with. Everything you have… Read More »Goating the Most out of Your Resources
One of the first things you have to do when you start a new business is to get the word out about what you are doing. While this can be a daunting task to new entrepreneurs, my experience starting Bales Goats has taught me that there are actually many easy ways to start getting the word out so you can… Read More »Goating the Word Out
Introduction We all love goats. If you didn’t, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Or shouldn’t be reading this. It’s all a matter of opinion, though. When it comes to goats, they have the reputation of being very hardy creatures who love to eat trash. However, at the end of the day, this simply isn’t true. This reputation actually comes… Read More »Coccidia in Your Caprinae (And Treating Other Parasites)
Hi, I’m Lucas Bales, high school student at Jefferson County High School and owner here at Bales Goat Landscaping, or as I like to call it, Bales Goats. I’ve had a lot of people ask about how I even got this started in the first place, and you may be wondering the same thing. I know when I first got into goats, I certainly had no intention of starting this. … Read More »A Bleating Start