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Goat Journal September/October 2022
July 29, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2022 is in homes August 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on deep bedding, goat breeding behavior, and external parasites. PLUS: 10 tips for successful goat ultrasounds!

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Goat Journal Goat Care Giveaway
June 23, 2022 · · Giveaways

Enter for your chance to be one of 5 winners to win this package valued at $105!

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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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Training Goats to Carry a Pack
August 11, 2022 · · Ownership

Pack training with young goats starts long before a pack saddle is ever introduced. While it takes some time, goats do not demand as hard of training sessions as horses or mules and are less likely to object to the equipment.

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Master Clipping Your Goat for Show
August 11, 2022 · · Ownership

Clipping a goat for show can be frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming. Learning how to do a good show clip will highlight your animal’s best features.

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What’s that tag for?

Any time you peruse a livestock supply catalog, you can find a variety of ear tags. A scrapie identification number is a government-approved official form of identification that links an animal permanently to your herd.

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Keeping Aware of Potential Genetic Defects
August 11, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

Genetic defects and hereditary diseases can occur in a small percentage when certain traits are passed along in a mating.

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High Sierra Pack Goats

Add to Favorites by Jodie Gullickson It was a gopher hole that changed everything.  Jodie Gullickson was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. Continuously worried about running out of …

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Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?
August 10, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Ever wonder, “Why does Swiss Cheese have holes?” Well, the answer can be found in the culture!

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Maunchie the Unicorn – I Mean Goat!
August 10, 2022 · · Ownership

One thing led to another, and before you knew it Kalie’s white La Mancha had a rainbow faux-hawk!

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Breed Profile: Somali Goat
August 10, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Somali goat or Galla goat is a hardy breed of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya whose incredible ability to survive the heat and drought, while continuing to produce, is vital to east African pastoralists.

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How Many Goats per Acre?
August 10, 2022 · · Ownership

How many goats per acre you can have to provide for pasture, space to forage, and enough feed for goats’ needs while remaining sustainable. Read on to find out how to estimate for your area.

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Crossing Goat Breeds for Milk Production
August 10, 2022 · · Goat Breeds, Goat Notes

Some people raise a particular goat breed for milk, some for meat, and still others for fiber. But many goat owners find that there are benefits to crossing certain goat breeds, depending on what their particular goals are, such as milk production.

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