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Tube Feeding Baby Goats

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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Miniature Goats in the City

Goats aren’t just country creatures anymore. As interest in homesteading continues to expand, a growing number of Americans are bringing pygmy goats into their urban and suburban plots to live out their farming and animal-keeping dreams.

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Goat Walker

Goat herders are a paradox of sorts. Though they engage in the pastoral task of leading their goats to forage, yet as herders, they are not themselves herded into the conventional practice of confinement as a means of animal husbandry.

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Why Register a Dairy Goat

Registering a dairy goat involves time and expense. Here are a few reasons this relatively small investment will pay off.

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Behooveful

Pastoral goat husbandry is a little-known practice among American farmsteads and production enterprises. Yet the world over, this unrivaled method of raising goats still endures.

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Kidding War Stories

We considered ourselves kidding veterans when our herd queen Equinox went into her third kidding. When we noticed she was in active labor, we sat with her and waited to greet her newest additions.

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Meningeal Worms and Goats
February 25, 2021 · · Health

Meningeal worms are a parasite that primarily lives in the digestive systems of white-tailed deer. Brain worms transmit to other, less-resistant hosts, often resulting in behavioral changes, weakness, and death in infected animals.

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San Clemente Island Bucks: Boys Will Be Boys
February 24, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

New owners have a vision of their bucks becoming violent, smelly, and crazed during the rutting season and a useless nuisance that hangs out in a corner throughout the rest of the year. Dispelling some of these myths can be an important part of raising San Clemente Island goats.

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Raising Baby Goats In Cold Weather
February 20, 2021 · · Health

Freshening out does in cold weather can be a challenge, but those cute soft babies are well worth the obstacles of raising baby goats in cold weather.

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Manna Pro® Extends Its 4-H Partnership

As part of the partnership, Manna Pro will donate $1 to National 4-H Council for every $1 coupon used on select Manna Pro products from Feb. 1 through Aug. 31, with a minimum $50,000 match donation guaranteed in 2021.

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