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Throughout the grazing season I rely heavily on my Gator to not only get around the farm to check goats and sheep, but also to haul the rotational grazing fencing gear and goat supplies I may need.
In the YouTube video below I go over the supplies I use for fencing and managing the health of my goats and sheep on pasture.
You can read more below about the equipment and gear I keep on hand, including it’s purpose and links to the products I use.
Note some of the links included may be affiliate links, which I may earn a commission. I only promote products I use.
Supplies for goats
Here are the supplies for goats I keep in my Gator during the grazing season:
- Kiwi Crook for easily catching and handling goats and sheep on pasture. I like using both the hook for catching by the neck and the narrow end for catching by the leg. It also has become a useful tool as I’ve been training our young Border Collie as a herding dog. I use the crook to visually point along with verbal commands.
- Small bucket and feed scoop. The bucket is quite versatile in use. I use it daily to feed our livestock guardian dogs. It’s also used for refilling our mineral feeder.
- Goat halters are used if I need to work with a goat or sheep individually on pasture to assess any health needs or help make sure new moms and babies bond or are nursing.
- Vet wrap for any goat first aid needs on pasture. I’ll use it with a non-stick gauze pad, if needed.
- Livestock marking paint to mark any goats or sheep I need to keep an eye on for health reasons or need to come back to for further handling.
- All-purpose first aid veterinary salve for any minor cuts or abrasions.
- Spray vet bandage, which is similar to second skin for humans. Typically this is easier to use than bandaging up a goat, especially on pasture, since it can’t fall off or be pulled off by the animal:
- Box of latex gloves for any goat health needs.
Rotational grazing supplies
Here’s the rotational grazing equipment and supplies I keep on hand in my UTV: (waterline, stock tanks, fencing, tools) repairs
- Scrub brushes for stock tanks. I keep a few styles on hand to clean our poly stock tanks and also our frost free water drinkers. I will do a scrub and rinse. Small brush and large brush
- Premier PowerLink jumper cables to connect portable electric fence to each other, energizer or a permanent fence hot wire.
- Smart Fence by Gallagher. These are one of my favorite portable goat fencing options and they travel easily in the back of our UTV. Use code CYLON for 10% off the entire order.
- Hand-held weed wacker for cutting undesirable weeds and plants as needed in pastures.
- Big bale/twine knife. I use this mostly in the winter when we feed round bales and as we transition into grazing and out of grazing. This knife is great since it not only cuts but also has a hook to pull the twine off the bale.
- Tow strap to pull our pasture shelters and mineral feeders.
- Chlorine pool tablets (1 inch) to help keep water clean and free of algae.
- Rubber mallet to pound in grounding rods, net fences or other uses.
- Waterproof toolbox – Craftsman Versastack toolbox to keep smaller tools, waterline and fencing supplies and veterinary supplies.
- Plastic flagging / marking tape/ribbon for marking seasonal waterline access points or repair needs on our fence
- Utility knife
- Stainless steel scissors
- Small pliers
- Plastic pipe cutter for repairing our black pipe poly seasonal waterline
- Screw drivers
- Duct tape
- Small garden shears for trimming brush around electro net fence or our permanent fence
- Small hay knife
- Poly wire splicer for broken line repairs
- Hose menders and splicers for garden hose which connects our poly stock tanks to our seasonal water line
- Waterline / black poly pipe repair menders
- Garden hose washers
- Electronet repair kits
- Two wrenches for tightening and loosening any garden hoses or poly tank connectors
- Fence tester / fault finder to troubleshoot any electric fence issues. Use CYLON for 10% off
Other gear and supplies
Other items I have in my Gator:
- Old mineral or dog food bags for garbage
- Wondercide Cedarwood Flea and Tick Spray for our guardian dogs. Sometimes I use it with some of our goats who attract more flies. Use the link for $10 off your first order of $50
- Bug spray for me to protect against ticks and mosquitoes when I’m fencing in the woods.
- Sunscreen for sun protection
- Extra hair ties because nothings worse when my ponytail holder breaks and I have to run back to the house to get a new one.
- Wasp spray for on the spot need for ground nests or nests in trees near fencing sites. I’m also allergic so I need to be extra diligent in keeping myself safe.
- Extra baseball hats in case the sun gets to much and I’m not already wearing one.
- Paper towel for a quick clean up for my hands or anything else.
- Bendy tripod since we share a lot of what we do on the farm, I keep one on hand to use.
- Dog treats for our guardian dogs and herding dog.
What supplies do you keep on hand for grazing season and checking goats and sheep on pasture? Let me know below in the comments.
Related blog posts
- All about goat pastures
- A practical guide to rotational grazing
- Goat fencing requirements and options
- Three portable goat fencing options