February 2010 Issue

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SUPPLIES THAT EVERY GOAT RANCHER NEEDS (PART 1)
Jeffers Item Numbers, Sizes, and Prices

Beginning with this issue of MeatGoatMania, I am presenting part of the list of the supplies that every goat rancher needs with Jeffers product number, size, and cost included. Prices are current for the first quarter of 2010 only.

Jeffers offers free shipping with $49 worth of purchases, excluding items that are FOB due to weight and/or size.

Here is the first group of items:

ITEM #

SIZE

PRICE

PRODUCT

PURPOSE

HL-B1

SIZE 10

.35

Disposable Scalpel

Lancing abscesses; minor surgery

S7-B6

60 cc

1.05

60 cc syringes

Sub-cutaneous rehydration

FQ-T1

16 oz

6.95

7% Tincture Iodine

Wound antiseptic; dipping new born navel cords

FQ-T2

32 oz

8.99

7% Tincture Iodine

Wound antiseptic; dipping new born navel cords.

L2-A0

1.25

All-weather paint stick

Animal marking - washable

IM-A1

2.6 oz

10.45

AluShield

Water-resistant aerosol bandage

D2-B2

10 oz

5.29

Bag Balm

Abrasions on udders

D2-B3

4.5 lb tub

29.75

Bag Balm

Abrasions on udders

P7-B1

16 oz

8.97

Betadine Solution

Pre-surgery cleansing/disinfecting

P7-B3

Gallon

29.95

Betadine Solution

Pre-surgery cleansing/disinfecting

P7-B4

16 oz

8.99

Betadine Surgical Scrub

Germicidal antiseptic cleanser

P7-B5

Gallon

33.89

Betadine Surgical Scrub

Germicidal antiseptic cleasner

A2-B2

16 oz

2.99

Blood stop powder

Sto rapid blood flow

A9-C3

250 ml

30.49

C&D Anti-Toxin

Overeating disease- immediate, SHORT TERM

A2-C5

500 ml

3.75

MFO solution/CMPK

Hypocalcemia ("milk fever")

A2-CB

300 ml tube

4.65

CMPK Gel

Hypocalcemia ("milk fever")

KK-MA

Jar of 50

19.93

Mega CMPK Bolus

Hypocalcemia ("milk fever")

49-C2

500 ml

4.15

Dextrose 50%

Ketosis in does; quick energy for newborns and sick adult

V2-A1

4 oz Gel

3.49

DMSO gel

Medical solvent (don't use without professional help)

V2-A2

Pint Gel

8.95

DMSO gel

Medical solvent (don't use without professional help)

V2-A3

Gallon

29.95

DMSO gel

Medical solvent (don't use without professional help)

V2-A4

16 oz liquid

4.99

DMSO Liquid

Medical solvent (don't use without professional help)

V2-A5

3 oz roll-on

3.95

DMSO Roll-on

Medical solvent (don't use without professional help)

D1-H1

Pint

5.97

Dr. Naylor's Hoof n Heel

Hoof rot/Hoof scald

C8-TC

10 dose

3.79

Essential 3+T (Colorado Serum)

Overeating disease/tetanus LONG TERM

C8-TD

50 dose

15.99

Essential 3+T (Colorado Serum)

Overeating disease/tetanus LONG TERM

C8-TE

125 dose

34.90

Essential 3+T (Colorado Serum)

Overeating disease/tetanus LONG TERM

A2-F1

100 ml

6.29

Ferrodex 100 injectable Iron

Anemia

49-V5

100 ml

4.45

Fortified Vit B Complex

Stress of any kind

49-V6

250 ml

7.95

Fortified Vit B Complex

Stress of any kind

T6-FA

4 oz

2.65

Fungisan spray

Ringworm

A2-NB

1.59 oz

7.75

NFZ Puffer

anti-bacterial

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TIMES WHEN YOU MAY NEED TO MILK YOUR GOATS

If you are a meat goat producer or a hobby breeder you will find times when you need to milk your goats. Generally those times will be when the goat is under stress and with their not being trained to be milked you will find yourself in a major struggle ………… from the goat jumping around, kicking at your hand, stepping in the bucket you are trying to milk into, etc.

I had heard of several hand milking pumps but the prices were prohibitive to my trying them out. They were one of those costlier investments that you could easily move to the bottom of your “want list”. It wasn’t until I was struggling with an uncooperative doe that I would find myself regretting once again for not ordering one.

One day a fellow goat producer shared a source for a much cheaper version of the hand milkers and after viewing the product on-line I realized I had the materials on hand to make one myself. It was wonderful. The wildest doe, one that had to be cornered and run into a trap to catch would actual stand calmly and let me use one of these milkers on her. We moved her to a small pen and I was able to walk out and milk the doe without having to tie her up or have someone assist me by holding her. No food rewards……nothing, just the relief of having her milk removed twice day and she was happy to see me coming.

item5aYou need a 12.5cc auto-syringe that doesn’t have the bottle mount on top, tubing that comes with the syringe as well as a 30 or 60 cc irrigation tip syringe. Put the irrigation tip into one end of the tubing and connect the other end of the tubing to the auto-syringe. Wipe the teat with an antibacterial wipe, express a little milk from the teat to make sure there are no clots, blood or stringiness.

item6aSet the dial on the auto-syringe to 12.5 cc’s, dip the open end of the irrigation syringe in clean water, place the syringe end over the teat and start pumping. The suction will form a vacuum on the teat end and hold it secure on the teat. Pump until the milk flow stops. Gently press your thumb on the teat above the syringe and break the suction. It is as simple as that.

I was fortunate to find a source for these auto-syringes along with the tubing and irrigation syringes at a cost cheaper than any others “hand milkers” on the market. If interested in ordering one of these along with instructions on use, and cleaning e-mail me at: btr@cyberback.com

To order your “Handy Milker” with your choice of 30 cc or 60 cc irrigation syringe, send $32.50 via Money Order or Cashiers Check to:

Pat Cotten
32 Tybo Lane
Damascus, AR 72039

btr@cyberback.com
501-679-4936

This includes shipping. If you want insurance add $5.00 to the price. Additional irrigation syringes are $2.50 each. I have a limited number of these available. If I get enough orders I may be able to acquire more but for now the first 15 orders placed will get these I currently have on hand. Be sure to E-mail me to make sure to reserve yours before sending the monies.

© Pat Cotten

 

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