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Goat Keeping Equipment

Robert Spencer

Urban Regional Extension Specialist
Alabama Cooperation Extension System

Hoof trimmers
Elastrator or Budizzo
Tattoo Kit
Scrappie Tags & Applicator (get them from USDA APHIS for free)**
Digital Thermometer

(optional equipment)
Clippers
Kid Box
Disbudding Iron
Stanley Sureform Plane

** Scrappie is a spongiform encephalopathy found in Sheep. It is not normally found in goats. However the USDA has determined that since it is POSSIBLE, however improbable, that goats can catch Scrappie that they, too, will be monitored for Scrappie.

This is a MANDATORY program where all sheep and goats must be traceable back to their farm of origin. If your goats are registered with a recognized goat registry and carry the required tattoos of that registry, they are not required to be tagged (except in a few states, where tags are required no matter what). Terminal goats are not required to be tagged (goats going to slaughter). All other goats are required to be tagged if they are transported anywhere. In other words, if you sell an unregistered goat to someone for breeding or pet stock, it must have a tag. If you sell a registered goat to someone for breeding or pet stock it must have a legible tattoo.

See website for all information about the Scrappie program:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov



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