4 Tips for Healthier and Happier Goats

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As dairy goat producers become more progressive and milk yields increase, we frequently see more herd related issues dealing with animal disease and productivity, such as poor milk quality, nutritional problems, and fertility issues.

Developing a herd health plan is essential for all dairy goat farms.


4 tips for a healthier and happier herd


Maintaining Hoof Care

Lameness can cause reproduction issues, decline in milk production, and drop in body condition score. Regular hoof trimming is a necessary task for maintaining good herd health.


Providing Essential Nutrients

Being smart about your nutritional choices will ensure the most productivity from your herd. Essential nutrients for your herd include:

  • High levels of protein
  • Feed with high energy values
  • Vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and salt, and vitamins A and D
  • Lots of fresh water


Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing diseases by keeping your goats healthy is the first line of defense. To prevent the spread of disease through your herd, be sure to provide clean environments with fresh air and ventilation. Reduce the stress of your herd by avoiding overcrowding, and provide the most natural environment possible.


Improving Reproductive Health

Studies have shown that extended periods of light exposure improves off season production. To avoid purchasing lighting and increasing your electricity costs, choose a barn that provides a naturally bright environment and allows for daytime light cycles.

Remember, it costs less to prevent herd health issues than to treat them. So take a proactive approach to your dairy goat operation.


Learn more about Britespan’s fabric building goat barns

4 Tips for Healthier and Happier Goats

Britespan Building Systems Inc.
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As dairy goat producers become more progressive and milk yields increase, we frequently see more herd related issues dealing with animal disease and productivity, such as poor milk quality, nutritional problems, and fertility issues.

Developing a herd health plan is essential for all dairy goat farms.


4 tips for a healthier and happier herd


Maintaining Hoof Care

Lameness can cause reproduction issues, decline in milk production, and drop in body condition score. Regular hoof trimming is a necessary task for maintaining good herd health.


Providing Essential Nutrients

Being smart about your nutritional choices will ensure the most productivity from your herd. Essential nutrients for your herd include:

  • High levels of protein
  • Feed with high energy values
  • Vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and salt, and vitamins A and D
  • Lots of fresh water


Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing diseases by keeping your goats healthy is the first line of defense. To prevent the spread of disease through your herd, be sure to provide clean environments with fresh air and ventilation. Reduce the stress of your herd by avoiding overcrowding, and provide the most natural environment possible.


Improving Reproductive Health

Studies have shown that extended periods of light exposure improves off season production. To avoid purchasing lighting and increasing your electricity costs, choose a barn that provides a naturally bright environment and allows for daytime light cycles.

Remember, it costs less to prevent herd health issues than to treat them. So take a proactive approach to your dairy goat operation.


Learn more about Britespan’s fabric building goat barns

Leveraging Your Equine Operations Year-Round

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You want to run your Equine business year-round. Why wouldn’t you? It’s an opportunity to generate a continuous profit and grow your business.

The True Cost of Salt Storage

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Choosing a salt storage building for your operations is important. Proper storage solutions can reduce runoff, protect salt and sand from the elements, and can also help you adhere to environmental salt management plans.

Avoid Water Weight & Reduce Your Disposal Fees

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Is water weight causing your disposal fees to go up rather than down?

With the cost of disposal and tipping fees continuing to rise, waste and recycling facilities have been looking for ways to keep the weight of their materials down.

One of the biggest challenges: water weight from rain and snow accumulation.

So how do you reduce your disposal fees? Put simply, shelters. By covering materials with the right shelter solution, you protect the material from the elements completely, allowing you to avoid water weight, and keep those disposal costs down.

Onsite Storage That Costs Less than Renting

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Is your business or operations currently renting offsite storage buildings for materials, vehicles, or equipment? Did you know buying your own onsite storage building actually costs less!?

Innlawn Farms Robot Dairy Barn Open House

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Friday, October 19

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

376886 Line 37, Embro, ON Canada

Join us for the McCorquodale’s/Innlawn Farms open house! Stop by and tour this amazing 120′ x 378′ Britespan robot dairy barn, equipped with a 3 foot eave, Farmor ventilation, two GEA Monobox Robots, GEA FRone Feed Pusher, alley scrapers, stabling, and more! Refreshments will be served.

Britespan Launches New Customer Driven Website

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Officially live as of August 1, Britespan is happy to share the launch of their new customer website. “We are very excited to launch the new website. This was an opportunity to really communicate who we are as a company, and what is important to us – our customers,” says Amanda Monaghan, Marketing Manager.

Britespan Selected as 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Ontario Finalist

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Britespan has been selected as one of four finalists for all of Ontario as a nominee for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, in the Industrial Manufacturing category.

Britespan Relocates Ontario Operations to Wingham Site

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Britespan Building Systems Inc. (Britespan) is excited to announce that we have officially moved all of our Ontario operations to Wingham, Ontario!