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All About Goat Wattles

By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area. hanging from the throat area. There are goat breeders themselves who have interesting theories on how, why, and what goat wattles are for.

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Goat Blood Testing – A Smart Move!
August 5, 2020 · · Health

What is goat blood testing, and why should you do it? Where can you find goat testing lab and how do you know what goat diseases to test for?

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Finding Success in a Straw
August 5, 2020 · · Health

Perhaps the most obvious reason for A.I. is to eliminate keeping a live buck on the premises. Even if you’re only breeding a few each year, A.I. can easily be the cheaper, more time-efficient option. Another big bonus is the opportunity to utilize the genetics of very elite bucks, particularly those in herds you would otherwise be unable to access.

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How to Treat Goat Diseases and Illnesses Naturally
August 3, 2020 · · Health

When it comes to goat diseases and illnesses, there are many ways to care for dairy goats naturally, without chemical intervention.

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A Guide to Eye Problems and Eye Infections in Goats

The most important part of owning goats is keeping them healthy, and the best way to do this is to examine them regularly and act fast when you see a problem developing. While eye infections in goats are common, they are generally easy to treat and, if caught early, leave no lasting problems.

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Therapy Goats: From Hoof to The Heart

Meet a special type of caprine: Therapy goats. They’re on an important mission: To bring love, affection, laughter, and calmness to people ailing in mind, body, or spirit.

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The Evolution of a Dairy Farming Business Plan

The small family dairy farm in Indiana run by Alan Yegerlehner produces grass-fed milk products, marketed from their pasture dairy. This has been their dairy farming business plan for generations.

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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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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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It’s Not Just a Hobby…

I talked about my journey raising and showing goats and I called it just a hobby… It was so much more to me than just a hobby.

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