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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

Preparing Goats for Fall and Winter
November 27, 2022 · · Health

Whether you have a cold hardy breed or not, fall and winter aren’t quite as carefree for our four-legged organic lawn mowers. Steps can and should be taken for making them healthier and more comfortable for the colder climates.

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What to do in a Kidding Emergency
November 22, 2022 · · Health

The vast majority of kidding in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to do in an emergency.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 17, 2022 · · Home Dairy

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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How to Choose a Cheese Culture
November 2, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Probably the most often asked question from new cheesemakers is how to choose a culture. This can be a daunting task, but made much simpler when you have a basic understanding of how and why the cultures work.

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High Sierra Pack Goats

Jodie Gullickson learned everything she could about pack goats, and after months of studying, reading, and taking copious notes, she set out to get her first goat.

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The Best Goat Gestation Calculator

What is the goat gestation period? Did you know that Boer goat gestation period differs from Nigerian dwarf gestation? To use this goat gestation calculator, select from miniature or full-sized goats then enter the exposure date.

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The Importance of Exercise for Pregnant Does
October 5, 2022 · · Health

Exercise improves pregnant does’ muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory fitness. It gives her the strength and mobility to comfortably carry the growing fetuses, as well as endurance during labor and delivery.

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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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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food
September 28, 2022 · · Ownership

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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The Benefits of Co-grazing Goats and Cattle

Co-grazing goats and cattle means maximizing space, weight gain for animals, but also improved land health.

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