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  • Pack Goats! Bahahah!

    So I was hanging with my father in law and he mentioned pack goats! I thought he was joking with me. Ya know, there's not much that I haven't seen in this world, PACK GOATS are one of them.LOL!

    I guess they are amazing pack animals!

    I laughed until I cried.

    -Buggy
    I'm not a fatalist. I'm a realist.

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    OK, that's a new one for me. That looks like some heavy loads there carrying. Any idea on how much they can actually carry? In a society collapse they could be extremely helpful. Self powered lawn mower and brush clearer, pack animal, milk animals, meat and hide when needed. I wonder how difficult it is to get them broke to being a pack animal. Any info on preferred breeds? Thanks Buggy.

    Dale
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    • #3
      Dale. I have no clue. I guess there are organizations surrounding pack goats. Dad said they can carry up to 80 Lbs! WOW!

      Yeah, what you said...You can EAT them if it gets rough. Haha!

      -Buggy
      I'm not a fatalist. I'm a realist.

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      • #4
        I have to admit this is a new one for me as well, but I am not surprised. Mankind has used any animal they could domesticate as a beast of burden. Didn't the Native Americans use dogs before the Spanish brought horses to North America? They would pull sleds.

        Tell us when you get some, Buggy. I would really like to watch you training them.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Buggyout View Post
          You can EAT them if it gets rough. Haha!-Buggy
          Or if they kick or bite you...
          I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you!

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          • #6
            there was an episode on DoomsDay Preppers where the family was bugging out with their goat herd - they intended to head off cross country on foot - practiced with the goats regular taking them on hikes around the area ....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Morgan101 View Post
              I have to admit this is a new one for me as well, but I am not surprised. Mankind has used any animal they could domesticate as a beast of burden. Didn't the Native Americans use dogs before the Spanish brought horses to North America? They would pull sleds.

              Tell us when you get some, Buggy. I would really like to watch you training them.
              I think your right on the Indians using dogs to pull those 2 stick frame sleds and sure they had packs of some sort. You can buy packs for your dogs today on a lot of pet or outdoor shops as a lot of people that hike with their dogs will use those so the dog can carry their own food and water. If you think about it look what the Eskimos did with them in Alaska and that they are still doing today. In fact I think the Iditarod kicked off last week and is underway.

              That shows one side of how dogs can be used but a down side is they need a lot of protein where as a goat is a trash eating machine and can eat about anything it finds and forages along the way. I saw a news video a while back where a guy was using them to clear brush from steep and hard to access areas. People hire him and he brings them in and stakes then out or if he can get to the area he'd electro-fence the area and bring them water. Not sure if he removed them every night or if he overnighted them in place. I do recall he'd milk them so he was getting cash from them coming and going and instead of paying to feed them he was getting paid for them to eat. After a few days most of the brush, brambles and weeds would be gone. And would be repeat business where he might come back when things started to grow up and let them eat it down again.
              Last edited by CountryGuy; 03-10-2018, 11:48 AM.
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              • #8
                I have heard a long time ago that people would use goats for carrying things. I never really thought about it but if the right type of goat why not. It would come in handy to raise goats for such a purpose as this.

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                • #9
                  Never seen that before lol
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                  • #10
                    I have never seen that, Amazing! It's a good way to go for a hunt. The goats can carry a medium weight package and can climb some risky path better than alpacas or donkeys

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                    • #11
                      I just stumbled across these. Maybe it isn't as crazy as we think.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJBtmSR7Nnc

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2kL3p5AyUk
                      The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

                      Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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                      • #12
                        I've used horses, and mules; heard of lamas carrying loads but never goats!!!!! You learn something every day!!!!

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