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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

Let’s Talk Baby Goat Names!

How do you pick a herd name and your baby goat’s name? We began with what was required for registering with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA).

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Keep It Clean! Milking Sanitation 101

Sanitation is one of the most critical parts of dairy ownership that is often overlooked or done incorrectly. Whether you’re bucket milking for personal consumption or using a machine for either herd shares or commercial use, the sanitation process must be spot-on.

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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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The Goats’ Journey

By Sophia Rotoli, age 11. My name is Starbeam. I am an Angora goat. I live with my mother, Moonleaf, and I have one brother, named Clover. We live in a small patch of forest in the middle of nowhere.

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How to Raise Goats In Your Backyard

You’ve decided to get a goat or two and try them for awhile, but don’t know where to start. If you have never owned any livestock before, but want to learn how to raise goats in your backyard, getting started is a simple but big step.

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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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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
February 28, 2020 · · Health

Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.

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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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