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Goat Journal January/February 2021
November 30, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal January/February 2021 is in homes December 17th but Backyard Goats All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for valuable stories on malpresentation and premature kids, goat genetics and the origins of domestication, what protects livestock guardian dogs, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Cretan Kri-Kri.

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Win a Camp Mug from Backyard Goats and Goat Journal
November 30, 2020 · · Giveaways

Enter to win a durable and adorable camp mug from Backyard Goats and Goat Journal.

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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat
December 2, 2020 · · Ownership

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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Making Goat Milk Caramels
December 2, 2020 · · Home Dairy

This fast-approaching holiday season has everyone scrambling to find some tasty, quality candy recipes. Have you tried making goats milk caramel?

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Mr. Mayhem the Paddleboarding Goat
November 30, 2020 · · Ownership

While on the various rivers and lakes in western Idaho, you may be fortunate enough to see a rare sight. That rare sight is a goat happily standing on a paddleboard floating on the water.

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Valençay Cheese and the Role of Ash in Cheesemaking
November 30, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Valençay is a distinctive, pyramid-shaped French “bloomy rind” goat cheese that is sprinkled with an exterior layer of ash which helps to firm up the rind and aids in ripening.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using the Internet for Your Goat Business
November 30, 2020 · · Ownership

The reality is if you want to be on the other end and offer products, services, or goats from your farm, the internet will be an integral part of maximizing your sales and customer relations.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 29, 2020 · · Home Dairy

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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What Guards Livestock Guardian Dogs?
November 24, 2020 · · Ownership

Livestock Guardian Dogs, or LGDs, protect our goats … but what protects our LGDs? For many ranches, the biggest threat to guardians is the law.

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Root Bulbs, G6-S Testing Labs: Goat Genetic Tests 101
November 24, 2020 · · Health

When would you need a G6-S database and G6-S testing labs? If your Nubian goats have this genetic defect, it can be disastrous to your breeding program.

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