August 2013 Issue

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Taking reservations for
Goat Camp™ 2013
Oct 21-25, 2013
Click Here for more info...


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The Ranch is FOR SALE!

Onion Creek Ranch™ WILL CONTINUE breeding superior meat goat genetics and holding GoatCamp™ annually but we are ready for another move. The current ranch property is for sale.

On 271 acres in McCulloch County near Lohn north of Brady, Texas sits a breeders paradise. This fully developed ranch is divided into over 30 traps and pastures, the largest of which is 24 acres. All pastures connect to the working pens via lanes for easy working of the livestock. Each pasture has a metal loafing shed numbered by pasture. Each pen and pasture is watered by Miraco automatic-fill water troughs fed from the Hickory Aquifer well located in the center of the ranch. The Hickory well is 2800 feet deep and rated for 100 GPM. There are three other wells on the ranch. A 40 KW diesel generator automatically provides electricity when there is a power failure and cuts off when power returns.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS visit the Realtor's site.
http://www.landsoftexas.com/texas/land-for-sale/271-acres-in-McCulloch-County-Texas/id/1784461

GOAT CAMP™ 2013

Come join us at Onion Creek Ranch north of Brady, Texas for the week of Oct 21-25, 2013 for an all breed educational event designed with all types of meat goat producers in mind with focus on commercial production. Learn about:

  • Breeding, Kidding, Kid care
  • Tubing, injections
  • Nutrition, Balancing and formulating rations
  • Hoof trimming, hoof care
  • Necropsy
  • Tattooing, ear tagging
  • Diseases affecting goats
  • Drawing blood, disease testing
  • FAMACHA training, reading fecals
  • Selecting goats for breeding, market sales, etc
  • Marketing your animals
  • Routine handling, restraints
  • Humane slaughter demonstration
  • Private Property rights
  • and much more, all on a working goat ranch.

The GOATCAMP™ Instructors

  • MARK SWENING, DVM - VETERINARIAN, Coleman, Texas Vet Clinic
  • JAMES MILLER, DVM, LSU - PARASITOLOGIST
  • KENT MILLS, HI PRO FEEDS - NUTRITIONIST
  • JIM BOB HARRIS, PRESIDENT, TEXAS VET LAB INC., San Angelo, TX
  • DAN BYFIELD, AMERICAN LAND FOUNDATION - PROPERTY RIGHTS & LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
  • BOB GLASS, PAN AMERICAN VET LABORATORY - SERUM DIAGNOSTICS
  • SUZANNE GASPAROTTO, ONION CREEK RANCH
  • PAT COTTEN, BENDING TREE RANCH
  • LOU NUTI, PhD REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY, PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

* The GoatCamp™2013 Intern Program is now accepting applications for a limited number of Interns; interns receive free tuition in exchange for helping with the work at GoatCamp™. If you are interested please send your resume to onioncreek@tennesseemeatgoats.com. We'd like to know a little bit about your experience with goats (or lack thereof) and why you'd like to become an Intern. Persons with no experience with goats are encouraged to attend as paying students; much of the work of an Intern has to do with the operation of GoatCamp™ and not directly with goats.

* GoatCamp™2013 is limited to 25 students. * Classroom instruction alternating with hands-on work with Onion Creek Ranch goats

TUITION PER STUDENT - $350.00

Registration Form ONLINE on the GoatCamp™ page at www.tennesseemeatgoats.com.

For additional information, contact Suzanne Gasparotto 325-344-5775 or email her at onioncreek@tennesseemeatgoats.com

Some photos below of previous years at GoatCamp™

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Suzanne and OCR Victor

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Bob Glass of Pan American Vet Lab near Austin, Texas discussed the availability and importance of blood testing for various goat diseases. His lab provides inexpensive tests to producers.

Kent Mills, Nutritionist, HiPro Feeds,
in OCR pasture identifying plants with 'Campers

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Bob Glass and Pat Cotten drawing blood

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Dr. Mark Swening of the Coleman Texas Veterinary Clinic (Onion Creek Ranch vet) spoke about goat behavior and how it relates to goat health. Dr. Swening euthanized a terminally-ill goat and did a necropsy for all students to view; he explained the various organs and issues related to this buckling's illness.

BendingTree Ranch TexMaster Goats

Tennessee Meat Goat™ and quality Myotonic bucks
and does available at Bending Tree Ranch

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Bending Tree Ranch also has some adult, proven TexMaster™ does
and bucks available. Please check our website for more information.

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We have 4 livestock guardian pups born May 31st available. Contact us for more information.

Pat Cotten 501-679-4936
Bending Tree Ranch located near Greenbrier, Arkansas
www.bendingtreeranch.com
bendingtreeranch@cyberback.com


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