Horn growth is prevented by disbudding
at an early age of less than two months to minimize risk of injuries caused by bovines to other animals and human population.
The production schedule for each crop should include the date of planting, transplanting, potting, staking, pinching, fertilizing, shading, wrapping, disbudding
, and growth regulator application whenever appropriate.
28: As the major kidding time approaches, have all your supplies on hand: heat lamp, blankets, disbudding
boxes, nipple waterers, iodine or other disinfectant to treat the naval cord of new kids.
But please tell folks to descent buck kids when they are disbudding
Goats: make disbudding
box, 91/2:68; feeding & care of kids, 91/3:52; kid diapers for outings, 91/3:54; make portable milk stand, 91/3:55; renting out as weed eaters, 91/4:23
kids is one job goat owners don't relish, but it needs to be done to protect the herdsman from some nasty butting.
As the major kidding time of 2006 approaches, have all your supplies on hand: heat lamp, blankets, disbudding
boxes, nipple waterers, iodine or other disinfectant to treat the navel cord of new kids.
The rams almost always have horns, the ewes are usually polled and they do not require tail docking or disbudding
Lunar lore suggests that the moon's weakest position as it enters its second and fourth quarters (the 9 and the 25 this month) are the best days for herd and flock foot care, for worming, disbudding
, clipping wattles, castrating, spraying for external parasites, giving vaccinations, and for taking your animals to the vet or to the fair.
The quickest and easiest method is the electric disbudding
If your budget is larger and you want to take a more deluxe approach, there's store-bought cheesemaking equipment, a disbudding
iron, a tattooing set .
After years of disbudding
kids by my woodstove, I can do without smelling burning flesh and hair.