Scared goat newbie to be..... Hello everyone, I know you guys are tired of newbies coming aboard and asking the same questions each time over and over, I am one of those newbies but please be gentle with me. I am a disabled senior from Northeast Mississippi who wants to get either sheep or goats for my 20 acres about 15 in pasture land and 3 in trees, saplings, briars ect. And about 2 acres for two homes and lawns.
I have searched and read the web for 3 days and 3 nights on what, how, when to do, its to the point I am 100% confused and don't really know what to do.
There is so much contradiction on procedures that it makes one to just forget doing any goats or sheep period.
I will not waste much of everyone's time so I will be brief and just answer questions from the people that are gracious enough to reply.
As mentioned I have about 15 acres in 3 different pastures. I had read that I do not have enough rough area to support goats, so I was advised to go with sheep.
My purpose is to try to make a few dollars with this land that otherwise is being cut for hay that I receive $0 money for.
Some places I read that goats can't survive on grass and hay alone, and then there are others that say they can. I have prefer the goats over sheep simply because there is no market for shee in my area, but goats are in demand.
So the question is what do I do? Also what's this parasite and worm and other things that goats get that are harmful?
How did they get it? How to you treat or reverse it? How do you know when a goat has something wrong? What if I purchase my pair and they are sick? What do I do?
Man like I said I am confused, I don't know if I am washing or hanging out.
What I understand is in my area people use goats mostly to clean up areas, so do I need the more expensive meat goats to raise and sale? I just need answers because I don't have a clue anymore.
Sorry for the rant. Thanks in advance for any help.