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Goat Journal September/October 2021
July 29, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2021 is in homes August 19th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on estrus synchronization for artificial insemination, what serology tests actually determine, a breed profile of the Girgentana goat, PLUS Can you house train a goat?

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Goats and Contracts
September 21, 2021 · · Ownership

We’ve bought goats with contracts, and we’ve bought goats without. Of all of the goats we’ve sold, we’ve done well with just a basic bill of sale with a few terms … except for the times we didn’t.

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Can You House Train a Goat?
September 21, 2021 · · Ownership

As any toddler parent knows, overcoming the instinct to evacuate (urinate/defecate) is a significant milestone of growing up. We can use this same training on dogs.

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Icelandic Goat: Conservation Through Farming
September 18, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites A passionate young woman and her family battle against cultural and legal obstacles to save a unique and endearing rare goat breed, the Icelandic goat. Her animals …

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DIY Hoop House Field Shelter Structure Plan
September 18, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

A hoop house field shelter is ideal for those who utilize their herd to clear brush and land at a location away from the main barn.

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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat
September 18, 2021 · · 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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Feeding Pine to Goats
September 16, 2021 · · Goat Notes

Reproduction and deworming effects of feeding pine to goats.

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Conceiving Bucklings vs. Doelings
September 13, 2021 · · Health

Have you ever wondered why some years, some sires — or even some dams — produce more of one gender than others? Can certain management practices favor one over the other — or is it random? Is one more desirable than the other in the goat world?

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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk
September 13, 2021 · · Home Dairy

When you’re learning goat farming basics, it pays to ask yourself if you want to raise your dairy goats for organic goat milk. It’s a question asked more frequently, as people in the U.S. get more interested in growing and eating organic foods.

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Finding Success in a Straw
September 3, 2021 · · Health

Perhaps the most obvious reason for A.I. is to eliminate keeping a live buck on the premises. Even if you’re only breeding a few each year, A.I. can easily be the cheaper, more time-efficient option. Another big bonus is the opportunity to utilize the genetics of very elite bucks, particularly those in herds you would otherwise be unable to access.

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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
September 3, 2021 · · Health

Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected.

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