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How Much Space Do Goats Need?
June 24, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

How much space do goats need in the barn and at the hay rack to avoid aggression and get their fill? How much land do they need for adequate grazing at pasture? Research reveals answers that vary according to individual goat needs.

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Showing Dairy Goats: What Judges are Looking for and Why
June 24, 2021 · · Ownership

Whether you acquired dairy goats with plans to show them or not, the characteristics that make for a good show goat often make for a good production goat, too. U

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How the California Fires Affected Dairy Goat Owners
June 24, 2021 · · Ownership

Believing the fire would follow at least a similar pattern to other years (5 out of the last 6), they went to bed that night firmly believing that it would be at least a few days before the farm could possibly be threatened if the fire moved east this year. A little before 3am, the call came to evacuate immediately.

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Those Dreaded Shared Vegetative Clippings!

Do plant clippings find their way into your pasture? Are they from your very generous and “helpful” neighbors? What precautions need to be taken? We’ll discuss a few considerations as you deal with this very real problem.

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Why Register a Dairy Goat

Registering a dairy goat involves time and expense. Here are a few reasons this relatively small investment will pay off.

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Causes of Hair Loss in Goats
June 24, 2021 · · Health

Hair loss in goats can be unnerving. Reasons for a goat losing hair can fall into several categories. Knowing some relevant facts may make identification less tedious and frustrating.

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Transgenic Goats Saving Children
June 21, 2021 · · Ownership

Studies were first done with young pigs that had been inoculated with E. coli bacteria to induce diarrhea. One group was fed the lysozyme-rich milk while the other was fed unaltered goat milk. While both groups recovered, the study group which was fed the lysozyme-rich milk recovered faster, was less dehydrated, and had less damage to the intestinal tract.

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The Performance of Pack Goats
June 21, 2021 · · Ownership

Everyone in the goat packing world has slightly different preferences for their goats, but a few specifications remain consistent. Pack goats must be wethers.

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Flavor Infusions for Goat Milk Cheeses
June 21, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Whether you’re making soft or hard goat milk cheeses, sometimes you want to spice things up a bit with some different flavors, textures, and colors. There are a number of ways to add flavors to cheeses to make them even more festive and delicious.

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The Heritability of Udder Traits
June 21, 2021 · · Health

Many udder traits are hereditary. Ideally, selection occurs when choosing a buck and doe for breeding. Neither should have undesirable traits.

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