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March 1, 2016

This has been a topic of interest of mine since I first saw the study. I have always hated the idea of disbudding my goat kids (burning the horn buds so no horns will grow) and contemplated even doing it at all. But after a lot of reading, it seems to be the general consensus that it is a must for dairy goats. It keeps them from getting stuck in fences, hurting you as you are working in close quarters, and hurting their herd mates that are hornless. I am trying to add a polled (naturally hornless) buck to my herd so I can...

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