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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

The Evolution of a Dairy Farming Business Plan

The small family dairy farm in Indiana run by Alan Yegerlehner produces grass-fed milk products, marketed from their pasture dairy. This has been their dairy farming business plan for generations.

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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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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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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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Rotary Milking at Summerhill Dairy

By Anneke De Jong – It happened again yesterday — a question that I get asked all too often and never ceases to amaze me. “Do you milk your goats by hand? …

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Bucks Enjoy Enrichment Exercise

By Alex Becker – Dairy goats are social, energetic creatures. While most breeders keep several does together in the herd, often bucks are penned separately, mostly because they are harder …

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Travel Tips Make the Long Haul Easier

By Joseph Larsen – Traveling with goats is always a challenge but there are some tips my family, the Larsens of Colorado, have learned by trial and error that make the …

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat

By Bessie Miller, Evelyn Acres Farm Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora. Half dairy and half fiber, …

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Pneumonia In Goats

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults.

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