Herd Health

The health of our animals is very important to us...we strive to be good managers, to ensure our animals thrive in our care, as well as others.

The weather in Eastern Washington runs the spectrum, from freezing cold and wet in the winter and spring, to hot and dry in the summer and fall. Temperatures can change drastically from morning to night, as a result it is  important that our animals be hardy and resilient.

Our animals are fed a high quality Alfalfa hay, and have browse and pasture available throughout the day. Milkers are fed a 14-16% dairy ration when milked. They receive Calvary 9, Copper bolus, Bo-Se and Vitamin A & D before breeding, and 4 weeks before kidding. In addition, they are wormed 6 weeks before kidding. Two weeks before kidding they are brought into the milk parlor to being "lead feeding" in preparation for kidding.

We test the herd annually for CAE before kidding starts, and have been CAE NEGATIVE for 10+ years. We pasteurized for many years, but no longer. Due to our continued NEGATIVE status we feed free choice raw milk, and have done so for many years. We feed our kids using lambars, limiting our kids to 8 per pen, in order not to overcrowd, and have had success with large growthy kids.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have in regard to kid raising, if you have any.

 

Rockin-CB LaManchas
N31215 Hardesty Rd.
Chatteroy, WA  99003
(509) 292-8790
Email:
rockincb@aol.com

Page last updated on 02/01/2019

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