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Farm Photos of the Week

February 13, 2006

Photos and text by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Goat Giving Birth at Celebrity Dairy 
Siler City, NC

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Whitney pulls the kid

Close-up of kid being born

A kid is born!

A kid is born!

Apple cleans her newborn kid.

Apple cleans her newborn kid. Research has shown that this early touch stimulates growth and has positive benefits for newborns.

Close-up of Apple cleaning her newborn kid.

Apple cleans her new baby. Don’t you love how his white markings mirror his mom’s?

Tristy finishes drying off the kid.

Once mom has cleaned up the kid, Tristy takes him in a dry towel for his first feeding. Meanwhile Apple is pushing out her second kid. She had twins!

Alton botle-feeds the kid.

Weekend apprentice Alton Justice bottle-feeds heat-treated colostrum to the newborn kid. Bottle-feeding helps prevent CAE, or Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis, which is transmitted through mothers’ milk.

The kids huddle under a heat map for warmth.

The newborn kids huddle under a heat lamp for warmth.

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