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Goat Journal November/December 2022
October 7, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Add to Favorites Goat Journal November/December 2022 is in homes November 10, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on raising …

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Goat Journal is 100 Years Old! Celebrate by Entering our Giveaway.
December 30, 2021 · · Giveaways

Enter our giveaway contest now! New prizes announced here every month.

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Preparing Goats for Fall and Winter
November 27, 2022 · · Health

Whether you have a cold hardy breed or not, fall and winter aren’t quite as carefree for our four-legged organic lawn mowers. Steps can and should be taken for making them healthier and more comfortable for the colder climates.

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Winter Pests and Goats

Though warm sunny days may seem a more likely time to find creepy crawlies on your critters, there are several varieties of goat pests that are more prevalent in winter than summer.

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The Truth About Coats for Goats!
November 27, 2022 · · Health

Those goat sweaters are cute, but do you really need them to keep goats warm in cold weather?

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 27, 2022 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather.

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Avoiding an Extension Cord Fire Hazard in Barns
November 27, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Barn fires are common in winter. Unfortunately, selecting a safer heat lamp will not always eliminate the danger. There is also an extension cord fire hazard.

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Can a Premature Kid be Saved?
November 22, 2022 · · Health

Premature kids need immediate intervention and special care. Unfortunately, premature kids often turn into a loss for the farm. Not always, though. Evaluating the needs of a floppy kid as soon as possible helps you make an educated decision about your level of intervention.

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What to do in a Kidding Emergency
November 22, 2022 · · Health

The vast majority of kidding in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to do in an emergency.

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Preparing for Kidding
November 22, 2022 · · Health

Your doe is pregnant. If you’re a newbie goat-owner, you may not know what’s in store. Here’s a primer to help you out a bit.

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The Doe Code
November 22, 2022 · · Ownership

Oh, the game is strong with this experienced one… She knows the Doe Code all too well! Contractions about a minute apart. Why is our goat in labor tonight?

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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
November 22, 2022 · · Health, Ownership

As with humans, ample planning is needed prior to a goat delivery. And in a perfect world, this exciting time would go by without a hitch, and usually does go well, but sometimes goes wrong in every conceivable way.

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