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Goat Journal May/June 2019
April 24, 2019 . · Magazine Previews

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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Do Female Goats Have Horns? Busting 7 Goat-Keeping Myths
June 16, 2019 . · 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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When Are Goats Good Pets?
June 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Many people have become goat owners because they fell in love with a tiny goat kid and decided to give goat ownership a try. Are goats good pets if you don’t live on a farm or homestead?

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Therapy Goats: From Hoof to The Heart

Meet a special type of caprine: Therapy goats. They’re on an important mission: To bring love, affection, laughter, and calmness to people ailing in mind, body, or spirit.

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When to Wean a Goat and Tips for Success
June 11, 2019 . · Health

It’s important not only to know when to wean a goat but also to do it in a way that minimizes stress and ensures the ongoing health and production of those hard-working milkers. 

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Rotational Grazing at BF Farm
June 9, 2019 . · Ownership

Through trial and error, Mark Bengtson and Jodey Fulcher have implemented a rotational grazing system that has allowed them to eventually stop using chemical deworming agents on their livestock.

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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!

Goats are many things: lively, intelligent, playful, curious, useful.  It’s the playfulness that can be the undoing of the novice goat-owner. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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The Udder Scoop on Goat Teats

By Katherine A Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. …

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
June 7, 2019 . · Home Dairy

Is the milk expiration date really a cut-off where you can no longer safely drink the milk? Is it guaranteed to stay good until that date? How can we tell …

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Saving the Arapawa Goats
June 6, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

“They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand Arapawa goat, is …

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Boy Bands are Back! Banding Goats 101
June 3, 2019 . · 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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