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El Rancho Asno Blanco

Building Tomorrow's Herd in Central Texas

Karen Severn
Burleson CountyCaldwell, TX 77836
979.229.2136
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I'm Officially In Business

Our first goats were a ragtag bunch of pygmies, Boers and auction castoffs. At that time, I was merely interested in the property tax exemption for running a ‘ranch.’ Fast forward and today I am a registered breeder of Kikos, Boers and Genemasters. I knew I had to set some goals if I were going to make the business viable. Here’s what I came up with:

Help develop goats for Central Texas that require fewer inputs. This meant dredging up my undergrad knowledge and also learning what’s read more...
April kids at Asno Blanco

April kids at Asno Blanco


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Kidding Season Underway

Two Doelings from Ozy and a black doe

Two Doelings from Ozy and a black doe

Kidding season is one of the most exciting, mysterious, and worrying times of the year for a goat rancher. The pregnant does seems to transform overnight from plump, mischievous nymphs into swollen, waddling matrons. And there are so many unknowns!

Like most mammals, does are most vulnerable during and after the birth process. Mechanics in kidding can and do go wrong. A kid presenting sideways or two trying to escape at once can lead to dystocia which may require human intervention. H read more...
Dark brown buckling from Ozymandias

Dark brown buckling from Ozymandias

Black doeling from Patches and a first freshener, minutes old

Black doeling from Patches and a first freshener, minutes old

Twin sons of Patches Ranch Cash

Twin sons of Patches Ranch Cash