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Bucks with Bags!
June 14, 2021 · · Health

Yes, you read that right! Bucks can have udders — and some even produce milk! While it may seem unsettling — even freakish — it isn’t new or even rare.

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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat

You may receive varied advice for how to deal with an aggressive goat, but there are definitely techniques you should and should not use, and these coincide with how goats see us as herd members.

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Boy Bands are Back! Banding Goats 101
June 14, 2021 · · Health

Banding goats … it is how we castrate males that will not be used as bucks. Using a tool called an elastrator, a thick rubber band (green Cheerio) is placed on the scrotum above the testes, eliminating blood flow, so that the testicles stop developing, shrivel, and fall off.

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All About Goat Testicles
June 11, 2021 · · Health

Testicles make a buck a buck. The testicles produce testosterone and sperm, and the correct testicle anatomy comprises two equal-sized testicles in a single scrotum.

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Breed Profile: Golden Guernsey Goat
June 11, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Golden Guernsey goat is an economical and friendly backyard dairy goat, hardy to damp, cool, and windy conditions, giving milk that’s great for cheese and yogurt.

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Getting Started With the Best Goats for Milk

Goats are fun to raise, and many people milk goats for their own use (for milk, and maybe cheese or other goat milk products) and some milk goats commercially. Here are some tips for getting started with the best goats for milk.

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What is a CVI and Who Needs One?

Are you planning to sell goats to a farm in another state? Transporting the herd as part of an out-of-state move? Attending a livestock show far from home? You will likely need a certificate of veterinary inspection.

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Goat Milk for Cow Milk Protein Allergies
June 5, 2021 · · Home Dairy

In the debate between goat milk vs. cow milk, there is often the question of whether a milk protein allergy to one equals an allergy to both. In short; yes and no.

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Common Goat Hoof Problems
June 5, 2021 · · Health

Goat hoof problems can cause lameness and lead to economic losses due to reduced food intake/weight gain, reduced milk production, and/or lower reproduction rates.

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Miniature Goats in the City

Goats aren’t just country creatures anymore. As interest in homesteading continues to expand, a growing number of Americans are bringing pygmy goats into their urban and suburban plots to live out their farming and animal-keeping dreams.

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