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Goat Journal May/June 2022
April 6, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal May/June 2022 is in homes April 21st, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on giving injections and vaccinations, avoiding goat scams, the controversy of dehorning, and the best dairy goat breeds. PLUS: do herbal dewormers really work?

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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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Festive Cheese Boards
May 20, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Whether you’re making homemade cheese out of milk from your goats, buying commercially made cheeses, or doing a little bit of both, serving your cheese on a festive cheeseboard makes it even more enjoyable. And it’s a sure way to impress your friends and family!

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Say Cheese!
May 20, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Modern homesteading combines elements of sustainability with the skills of making things from scratch, all to improve our lives. It’s hard work but we all agree the …

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Breed Profile: Finnish Landrace Goat
May 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Finnish Landrace goat has ancient origins in Finland. This rare goat breed is hardy, well adapted to a cold climate, and a highly productive milker.

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
May 18, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Poitou goats are known in France as native to the Marais Poitevin, in the ancient province of Poitou, western France. A popular legend claims that goats were left by Arab warriors after their defeat in 732 at the battle of Poitiers.

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
May 17, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, …

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Island Goats
May 16, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

San Clemente Island goats are a critically-endangered landrace goat from California. They have a unique gene pool, descended from Creole goats imported to the Americas in the 1500s.

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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!
May 13, 2022 · · Ownership

Goats are many things: lively, intelligent, playful, curious, useful.  It’s the playfulness that can be the undoing of the novice goat-owner. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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Are Goats Smart? Revealing Goat Intelligence
May 12, 2022 · · Ownership

Are goats smart? And why is it important for goat owners to understand how goats think? Research provides evidence that goats need an interesting environment and our understanding of their point of view.

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Fraga Farmstead and Creamery

A half-hour west of Portland, Oregon, on 33.5 acres that have been farmed since the 1920s, Fraga Farmstead and Creamery was the first goat dairy to be certified through Oregon Tilth; a legacy that the creamery takes seriously.

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Recipes to Use Up Milk
May 9, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Looking for some new recipes to use up milk? Here is a list of some of the things you can do with milk, along with a few recipes with lots of milk.

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