Glenn Stanford

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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.

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Dillon, How does one check voltage in each cell? I know how to check SG but not voltage in each cell. Thanks
3 years ago
Thanks Guys, I am hoping that the batts are unsealed to check fluid level and SG, although I need to "upgrade" my SG tester's to temp compensating type (any recommendation's) I will take along my Fluke DMM and digital thermometer and torpedo level, From my understanding he gets these batts 3-4 times a year and sells out quickly to boaters ect. So I may not have as many to choose from, I just want to be best prepared to evaul. them the best I can do, I will try to group by manuf, make, model, AH rating, ect. then preform test that I know how to do. I was thinking there maybe a quick way to check capacity, but as my luck usually goes there is no such way or animal....
3 years ago
Thanks for the reply Eric, Problem is these are all on a pallet and at a business I will not be able to take the time to do a test of this nature, Therefore I need a quick method of evaluating these batt conditions, that is why I am searching for a tester that does not require history to ascertain condition of each batt. Thanks for your help.
3 years ago
Thanks for the encouragement and reply John...
3 years ago
Hello Everyone From Northeast Mississippi, Glad to be here, great looking forum....I need some help please, I have a opportunity to purchase some used deep cycle batts that are a change out from tornado alarm systems (sirens) I have no idea about age or anything else about them until I go to look at them, they are at a wholesale/junk dealer's place that he purchased somehow. My biggest question is does anyone know how to test/check the AH life left in them? There are several and I only need a couple for my small system I am making (I assume) so I thought if I could check them and pick out the best two would be to my advantage. Any comments/instructions/ on the best way or a cheap tester to check AH would be greatly appreciated, also any suggestions on what and how would be the best way to test these period. Thanks in advance for your help.

Glenn Stanford
3 years ago