This really has been the breeding season from Hades for me. I've lost two young bucks (one Boer and Alazne). My younger 75% Boer was traumatized by an older and would not breed his does for a month. He has now bred at two and third is in heat today. Which means he can go over to my aunt and uncle's for breeding...only two weeks behind schedule. Achilles had an abscess pop up behind his front leg. Tested negative for CL, of course. We don't have abscesses and he had never left the farm and came from an incredibly clean and tested herd. That knocked him out for January kids, since he was in quarantine after I had the vet lance it and we waited for results. I took William over to my boss' to breed her does she purchased from us and her cow herd attempted to kill him the next day. He'd be dead if she hadn't heard them bellowing. As it is he is limping and not capable of breeding the does that have cycled since. The Boer buck I kept back from December is a shrimp and not impressive, so I doubt he'd breed anything even if I wanted him to. My buck all ended up with lice (except Alazne and Silverado, the Alpine). Since we so rarely see lice I didn't catch it early and it set them back considerably. My two Nubian bucks, though thin and still slightly pale, are breeding, if the does would just cycle for them. My April Alpine buck kid is overly aggressive towards his does and is using his horns to try and tear the building apart. My fullblood yearling Boer buck, however, is not breeding. His eyelids are darker than theirs, but he has absolutely little interest in breeding. He didn't lose as much weight either. He'll mount, but will not follow through. I have to guide him to does standing at the fence flagging and he'll make two or three pathetic attempts and then wanders off to go and eat some more hay. :tearhair He was supposed to go over to the school the beginning of November to breed the six does they purchased from us, but I do not want to send him until I'm sure he is at least making contact. He still has at least a dozen does here that need to be bred as well. He has kids on the ground at my aunt and uncles and kids on the ground here as well. He settled does for January, but has not settled anything as far as I can tell since the beginning of October (nobody was being bred in September). He has a marking harness on, so I know he has mounted does and I've seen every doe he has mounted and he has not followed through except maybe once on Peach Blossom two weeks ago. I'm about ready to give up on goats. I lasted longer than a lot, but I just can't handle all of this. They've been in my care for 7 years. I've lost four goats this year despite aggressive treatment and to unknown causes. One wether hung himself in the feeder. Two does to something different than the two bucks. I have my suspicions on them. Two kids to being smothered in January. A doe in March (Veruca) to a very bad kidding. I have to keep reminding myself...that's eight out of over a hundred goats. Which is not counting kids lost in the first week of life (five, three FTDs). It is so frustrating because these people that don't have near as much knowledge in their minds as I do have few to no problems and I can't even keep my goats healthy and reproducing. I can save other people's goats, but can't seem to save my own all the time. Just a huge vent, I guess. Maybe they're is right, maybe I'm not cut out to care for animals. Anyways, how can I increase my buck's libido? I'm already seeing May kids dancing in the back of my mind and I am not happy. He needs to go over to the school this week or next. I wormed him with Cydectin the beginning of March He was dusted with delousing powder (which killed off the lice). He's had three shots of pig iron over the past week. Eyes are still slightly pale. At this stage I am considering hitting him with Ivermect Plus to see if it's something that Cydectin won't get. He is wearing head gear, a stick duct taped to his horns. He was spending 23 1/2 hours of every day with his head stuck in the hay feeder because his horns are at the length if he pushes hard enough he can get them in, but he could not get them out himself. He did that for the first two weeks he was in with the does. :help As dad pointed out, hundreds of dollars worth of bucks out there...and I'm still complaining about breeding. I started the breeding season with 11 bucks/bucklings. Admittedly one I never planned on using and he has since gone to the buyers farm where he was ready and raring to go. I'm down to 8 and still have does not bred.