Gap Mountain Goats                          Meat Your Future™

Our Method

An Overview of Our Management

Our herd is and always has been clean!

We   take   biosecurity   seriously   and   breeding   responsibly. As   part   of   our   routine health   maintenance   we   test   for   CAE,   CL,   Johne’s,   TB   and   Brucellosis.   Our most recent whole-herd testing was conducted in May 2017. Our herd is closed! We   have   a   genetically   strong   and   diverse   herd   that   does   not   require   us   to bring in new stock. Natural methods! Disease   can   often   be   described   as   an   imbalance   and   compromise   of   the immune   system   and   natural   order.   We   feel   a   natural   approach   to   caring   for livestock   is   less   labor   intensive   and   produces   healthier   animals   with   strong immune systems.    Our   experience   has   been   that   most   vaccines   and   supplemental   injections   are unnecessary. We have never used BoSe or other “preventative” injections. Whenever   possible   we   prefer   to   treat   a   specific   illness   with   a   specific,   often natural    treatment    rather    than    using    broad-based    antibiotics    or    medicated feed.   Misuse   and   overuse   of   chemical   products   reduces   a   body’s   natural immune   system   while   at   the   same   time   creating   super   viruses   and   bacteria that become resistant to those drugs. With   regards   to   chemical   worming,   we   typically   don’t   except   in   the   most extreme   of   circumstances.   Instead,   we   perform   routine   FECs,   use   targeted doses   of   copper   sulfate   and   paddock   rotation.   Our   goats   have   24/7   access   to a    loose    mineral/kelp/copper    mix    and    are    rotated    to    fresh    foraging    areas throughout the growing season.
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Our Method

An Overview of Our Management

Our herd is and always has been clean!

We   take   biosecurity   seriously   and   breeding   responsibly. As   part of    our    routine    health    maintenance    we    test    for    CAE,    CL, Johne’s,    TB    and    Brucellosis.    Our    most    recent    whole-herd testing was conducted in May 2017. Our herd is closed! We   have   a   genetically   strong   and   diverse   herd   that   does   not require us to bring in new stock. Natural methods! Disease     can     often     be     described     as     an     imbalance     and compromise   of   the   immune   system   and   natural   order.   We   feel a   natural   approach   to   caring   for   livestock   is   less   labor   intensive and produces healthier animals with strong immune systems.    Our   experience   has   been   that   most   vaccines   and   supplemental injections   are   unnecessary.   We   have   never   used   BoSe   or   other “preventative” injections. Whenever   possible   we   prefer   to   treat   a   specific   illness   with   a specific,   often   natural   treatment   rather   than   using   broad-based antibiotics   or   medicated   feed.   Misuse   and   overuse   of   chemical products   reduces   a   body’s   natural   immune   system   while   at   the same   time   creating   super   viruses   and   bacteria   that   become resistant to those drugs. With   regards   to   chemical   worming,   we   typically   don’t   except   in the    most    extreme    of    circumstances.    Instead,    we    perform routine    FECs,    use    targeted    doses    of    copper    sulfate    and paddock    rotation.    Our    goats    have    24/7    access    to    a    loose mineral/kelp/copper   mix   and   are   rotated   to   fresh   foraging   areas throughout the growing season.
© All content and photographs contained within this website are the sole property of Gap Mountain Goats
Gap Mountain Goats                          Meat Your Future™