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A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk
February 23, 2020 · · Home Dairy

There are many good reasons for raising dairy goats, and this article is the best place to start for more information about the best goats for milk.

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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!
February 14, 2020 · · Ownership

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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Pneumonia In Goats
February 11, 2020 · · Health

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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Life of the Party
February 10, 2020 · · Ownership

Bowen started offering birthday parties in 2014. The one-hour events include story time, craft activities and, of course, lots of time to interact with the goats.

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Goat Identification Has Favorable Perks
February 10, 2020 · · Ownership

To give the thieves something to think about, the goats should each have an identifiable number corresponding to a microchip, tag, or tattoo. This makes it more difficult for thieves to get away with stealing your animals.

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A Stormy Night
February 10, 2020 · · Health

Ringwomb is when the cervix refuses to soften and open during labor, leaving a hard ring of tissue that the kids can’t pass through. The outcome is rarely good for the doe or the kids.

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Fraga Farmstead and Creamery
February 10, 2020 · · Home Dairy

A half-hour west of Portland, Oregon, on 33.5 acres that have been farmed since the 1920s, Fraga Farmstead and Creamery was the first goat dairy to be certified through Oregon Tilth; a legacy that the creamery takes seriously.

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Goat Fetal Development
February 6, 2020 · · Goat Notes

A normal live birth in goats occurs at 145-155 days. Day 147 is 21 weeks’ gestation, or approximately five months. Lemgth of fetus at 30 days: 1.4 cm; Length of fetus at 145 days: 43.0 cm.

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LaMancha Goat Spotlight From Goat Journal

The LaMancha is a type of dairy goat noted for its apparent lack of or much reduced external ears. The LaMancha goat is medium in size and is also noted for a generally calm, quiet, and gentle temperament.

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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat
January 24, 2020 · · 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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