I know there is a lot of people that have goats on here so I thought maybe I can get your thoughts. This year my market garden was pretty much killed and I couldn't pick up any jobs over the summer, so I am scraping by at the moment. Someone told me I should look for goat hoof trimming jobs.
I do our goats two withers and a doe, I have corrected legs in young goats with trimming. I also do a herd down the road of six does of different ages.
Prices? For does and withers? Bucks? For wild goat?
I use a knife not clippers because I can do a more detailed job, I also scrub off the hoofs if I get a chance as not to ruin my knives. Also my boots and tools are disinfected between barns. Does using knifes bother you or as long as the animal is okay good? I also lay down goats that are to hard to handle, if the are nervous or wild, just slows them down and keeps everyone safe if they have horns. Should I have to bring foot rot treatment and disinfectant and blood stopper ( I rarely cut the quick unless the hoof is really bad).
I can do sheep to and have no problems with flipping a 200 pound sheep to do feet.
Any opinions would be great. And thanks a head of time.