Saturday, June 13, 2009

First report

The goats have been on test for approximately one week. Starting weights will be determined on Thursday, June 18, when the goats are worked for the first time. The first 12 days of the test will serve as an adjustment period.

goats grazing orchardgrass Initial fecal egg counts ranged from 0 to 8,500 eggs per gram. They averaged 1,202 epg. Differences are attributed to differences in management prior to the test. Some goats had probably been dewormed one or more times, whereas others were not dewormed until after the first fecal sample was collected.

Goats on pastureInitial egg counts are for informational purposes only and do not factor into the test results. Nor do the initial weights.

Leisurely grazing
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