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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

Building the Best Fence for Goats

Goats require specific fencing. The best fence for goats should typically be between four and five feet high. Here are some tips in selecting the best fence for goats. 

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Aliza Eliazarov’s On the Farm: Heritage & Heralded Animal Breeds in Portraits & Stories

To admire the beauty of farm animals and inspire your imagination, check out the stunning book On the Farm. The collection of quality portraits by renowned photographer Aliza Eliazarov is filled with 256 pages of cleverly designed images showcasing farm animals we all love and want to nurture.

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Goat Types: Dairy Goats vs. Meat Goats

Have you ever wondered which of the goat types would be best for you? A dairy goat or a meat goat?

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Listen Up! The Lowdown on Goat Mites

When a goat rubs its ears, shakes its head or shows signs of crusting in the ears, ear mites could be to blame — and if one goat has ear mites, chances are good most, if not all, of the herd is infested with goat mites.

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Worldwide Goat Project Nepal Supports Goats and Herders

ADGA past president Daniel Laney works with the Nepalese government and the nonprofit organization of Women’s Skills Development Organization (WSDO) in Pokhara to provide veterinary supplies, basic tools, and best practice trainings to local herders.

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When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

Like many new farmers, goat owners often worry about their goats too much in the wintertime and not enough in hot weather. Heat and humidity can be as detrimental for goats as it can be for humans.

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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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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat

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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Getting Started With the Best Goats for Milk

Goats are fun to raise, and many people milk goats for their own use (for milk, and maybe cheese or other goat milk products) and some milk goats commercially. Here are some tips for getting started with the best goats for milk.

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What is a CVI and Who Needs One?

Are you planning to sell goats to a farm in another state? Transporting the herd as part of an out-of-state move? Attending a livestock show far from home? You will likely need a certificate of veterinary inspection.

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