Fencing

Unless forced by predators, goats will generally go under or through fences rather than over them, so hingejoint (8-90-30)/ringlock/stiffstay or electric fencing is recommended rather than 4/5 strand barb wire. Depending on the goats, some barb or plain  wire fences may be protected by using 1-2 rows of electric outrigger starting fairly low to the ground.

The selection is generally based on your goats, your predators and your pocket...

We use a combination of 6 strand electric, electric off sets and stiffstay.

Goat Fencing - NSW Ag Facts

Planning Sheep and Goat Fencing

Goat Fencing - great discussion  on this vid re electric fence requirements

How to Tie A Termination Knot - Joule Shield Hi Strain End Insulator 

How to tie a Figure 8 knot under tension

How To Tie A Figure 8 Knot

Predator Control

To minimise predator attacks on our farm we use a combination of night penning, Maremma livestock dog guarding, electric and improved fencing (stiff stay or equimesh).

 
Maremma

Best Practice Manual for the use of Livestock Guardian Dogs

Useful Links

Maremman0 - Katrina Jeffery

A great article on how to start training your Maremma puppy  - just replace chicken with species of interest...

Using LGDs to control wild dogs

UK Maremma Breeder - Charlotte Walsh

American Maremma Sheepdog Society

Maremma FAQs

Videos

Guardian animals protecting livestock Australia - Maremmas Webinar

Maremmas

Common Sense Puppy Training - Starting the lead & long lead  "Supervising your puppy into a rich life!"

Common Sense Puppy Training - Introducing the stay

Common Sense Puppy Training - Acclimating the dog for veterinary examinations

Obedience training a LGD - sit stay paw handling

Making training mistakes -  happens to us all!!

Guardian Dogs - The Maremma

Quick and Easy Dog Nail Trimming using a Dremel

Auto Feed System for Livestock Guard Dogs - LGD - Dog Feeder - I really love this feeder idea!

Remote feeding station

Lifestock guardian dogs: The correct behavior in front of Lifestock guardian dogs

Swampys Maremmas

Books

Livestock Protection Dogs Selection, Care and Training By O. Dawydiak, D.E. Sims

Livestock Guardians : Using Dogs, Donkeys and Llamas to Protect Your Herd By (author) Janet Vorwald Dohner

 

Other

Predator Control

Guardian animals protecting livestock - Using Alpacas

Guardian animals protecting livestock - Using Donkeys

 

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USEFUL GOAT RESOURCES

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The Going into Goats guide

The MLA GiG Guide has 11 modules that address different aspects of the goat production system - all goat owners and breeders can benefit from something within these modules.

 

NLIS and PIC  requirements for goats

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