Disclaimer: Items listed on this page are based on our experience. They are not substitutions for veterinary knowledge. Our greatest recommendation is to develop a working relationship with your local vet and agriculture extension service to develop a herd management plan that addresses parasites, breeding , diet, vaccinations, and emergency plans.
Harmon Family Farm Goat Health
2 parts corn syrup 1 part molasses. Simple mix of molasses and karo syrup, found at most grocery stores. Give about 20cc every few hours and check for Ketosis . If Ketosis is suspected early detection is critical and vet assistance will be needed.
Bottle Feeding Boer Goats
1 Gallon Whole Milk
1 Cup Whole Buttermilk
12 oz. can evaporated milk
Pour off 2 1/2 cups of the whole milk and add 1 cup
whole buttermilk and one 12 oz can of evaporated
milk to the whole milk
* We have used this recipe several times with great results !
We also prefer to use the lamb nipples pictured below, soak in hot water and they will stretch to fit over a bottle. We like using glass drink bottles because they wash easier and do not collapse like plastic. Slightly cut the "X"
shaped opening to make slightly larger...careful not to over do it !
Feeding Boer Goats
|Gradually Change to||#of feedings per day|
|1-2 Days||1/2 Cup||3/4 Cup||4|
|3-7 Days||1 Cup||1 1/4 Cup||3|
|1-2 Weeks||1 1/2 Cup||1 3/4 Cup||3|
|2-6 Weeks||2 Cups||2 1/2 Cups||2|
|6-8 Weeks||2 1/2 Cups||0||2|