Using pasture formerly used by other goats

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Ravenwood, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Ravenwood

    Ravenwood Guest

    Hi everyone,

    We are thinking about selling our meat herd and focusing on the dairy goats. We have really nice facilities (pasture, shelters, waterers, feeders) for the meat goats at present that would be nice to re-use for the dairy goats (I'm thinking EXPANSION :) heh heh heh). The meat goats have not been tested for CAE but they have been CL free in the years we've owned them. Our climate is VERY cold during winter (-52 with windchill a few weeks ago!) with lots of snow coverage. I am wondering if/when I can re-use that pasture area for our herd of Nubians? What kind of "buggies" can survive in extreme enviro temps like we have and how long should the area rest to be on the safe side?

    Thanks for your input!
  2. coso

    coso Guest

    The way I understand it the CAE virus will not last long outside the body. If you were CL free and up in Canada with the frozen ground I would not see worms as being a big problem. I would say you were good to go.