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Goat Journal November/December 2019
October 10, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

The November/December issue of Goat Journal arrives in-home on October 24th, but Backyard Goats Members can read it now!

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Signs of Goat Heat
October 1, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Breeds that cycle year around include fainting goats, Kinder, Boer, Kiko, Nigerian Dwarf, Spanish, Pygmy, and sometimes Nubian goats. Alpine breeds experience heat cycles about mid-summer until the end of the year. Seasonal breeders include Alpine, LaMancha, Oberhasli, Saanen, and Toggenburg goats. Angoras are also seasonal.

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13 Goat Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Before calling your veterinarian, take note of all goat symptoms and get a temperature reading using a rectal digital thermometer.

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Do Female Goats Have Horns? Busting 7 Goat-Keeping Myths
November 17, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Do female goats have horns? And does all goat milk taste bad? The more educated people become about the myths and truths of goats, the more we can all love these animals and their antics.

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 16, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather. I’ve lived …

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How Much Does a Goat Cost?
November 15, 2019 · · Ownership

How much does a goat cost, from the initial goat purchase and through its lifespan?

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MannaPro $1.50 Off Goat Mineral 8 lb.
November 13, 2019 · · Partner Perks

MannaPro is offering $1.50 off Goat Mineral 8lb.!

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
November 12, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But …

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What to Know Before You Buy a Goat
November 10, 2019 · · Ownership

Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road.

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10 Amazing Benefits of Owning a Goat
November 9, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Add to Favorites For most goat people, the benefits of owning a goat far outweigh the hard work and high learning curve. Yes, they can be destructive little escape artists, …

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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How to Make Homemade Sour Cream
November 6, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites How do you make sour cream so it’s the pure, cultured treat it used to be? It’s not hard and it’s very rewarding. Though I’ve been making …

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How to Make Cheese Curds for Hard Cheese
November 5, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Many dairy goat owners quickly learn how to make cheese curds and turn goat milk into soft cheese, but hard cheeses can be intimidating. Recipes may look …

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