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Goat Journal November/December 2021
October 1, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal November/December 2021 is in homes October 21st, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on a vaccine for mastitis, spoiled vs. sour milk, and an exclusive story on one of the world’s only genetically confirmed geeps. PLUS: Can goats eat Christmas trees?

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All About Goat Wattles
October 15, 2021 · · Ownership

By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area. hanging from the throat area. There are goat breeders themselves who have interesting theories on how, why, and what goat wattles are for.

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Rent a Goat, Build a Career!
October 15, 2021 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Jax Taylor’s rent-a-goat business started with heartbreak. Discharged from the Army, she searched for job prospects so she wouldn’t have to rehome her goats. The result morphed into …

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Goats
October 12, 2021 · · 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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Build Your Own Small-Scale Goat Milking Machine

If you’re raising goats for milk, it pays to build your own goat milking machine.

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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders
October 7, 2021 · · Health

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 exhibit signs of mastitis.

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The Udderly EZ Goat Milking Machine Makes Life Easier

So what do you do if your arms hurt too much to milk your goats? And how can a goat milking machine help?

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Spring Rose the Geep: a Goat-Sheep Hybrid
October 6, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Sheep have 54 chromosomes while goats have 60. Because of this difference in the number of chromosomes, their offspring rarely survive to birth and are usually aborted.

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Goat Images Take the Podium
October 5, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats recognize emotion in images of goats’ faces; goats look to humans for help and learn from us; goats’ personality differences affect learning … and many more research findings!

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Breed Profile: Valais Blackneck Goat
October 5, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Valais Blackneck goat is a dual-purpose breed local to the high Swiss Alps for thousands of years. Its legendary climbing and foraging abilities make it ideal for low-input pastoral farming in dry alpine conditions.

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A Crash Course for Goat Breeding Season
October 5, 2021 · · Health

Call it procreation, replication, or proliferation; goats do it too and they do it well. It’s goat breeding season. 

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