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Goat Journal May/June 2019
April 24, 2019 . · Uncategorized

The May/June 2019 issue of Goat Journal is now available! Subscribe for valuable stories on banding goats, rotational grazing, weaning goats, and more!

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Food Safety for the Home Cheesemaker
April 24, 2019 . · Goat Notes

Culturing dairy products produces the perfect environment for both beneficial and harmful bacteria to thrive, so hygiene is critical during all steps of production. Practice food safety for listeria prevention and other contamination in all stages from the goat to the affinage.

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No Kidding: Baby Goats Need Colostrum
April 24, 2019 . · Feed & Housing

Healthy baby goats are filled with personality. From playing and jumping to kicking up their hooves, they bring fun and laughter to your farm. This entertainment hinges on their first …

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Breed Profile: Savanna Goats
April 17, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Savanna goats are white South African meat goats that have adapted to the harsh environment of the African veld. They are hardy, fecund, and resilient.

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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders

By Nancy Nickel  Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes an individual will …

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Brain Training for Happy Goats
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Selective breeding brings about obvious changes in size, conformation, and yield. Additional physical and behavioral changes accompany selection for any specific trait, and these are sometimes quite unexpected.

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Show Preparation Leads to Success

By Alexandria Becker — Preparation is the key to success. Like so many other little rules or suggestions in life, this phrase works quite well with showing dairy goats, or showing …

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Increase Return on Your Dairy Goat Investment

By Alexandria Becker Return on investment. Profits. Two terms that a college student in the Business field learns practically right off the bat. The thing is, both these terms mean …

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How Do Goats Think and Feel?
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Have you ever wondered what your goats are thinking and how they feel about life? Such questions encouraged Elodie Briefer, a Swiss animal behavior researcher specializing in acoustic communication, to …

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What to do in a Kidding Emergency

By Linda Carlson The vast majority of births in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to do in an …

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