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All About Goat Wattles
January 19, 2020 · · Ownership

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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The Best Goat Gestation Calculator
January 15, 2020 · · Ownership

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

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The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding
January 5, 2020 · · Health

While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended.

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How to Make Yogurt From Scratch + Recipes

Yogurt is healthy and delicious. Learning how to make yogurt from scratch is very easy, and requires very little equipment.

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
December 31, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat
December 15, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora goat.

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Nursing Home Nannies
December 10, 2019 · · Ownership

In 2015, Angie Whitman was raising seven goats at her home in Knox County, Illinois, when she had the idea to take them to the Knox County Nursing Home where she worked.

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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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Pygora Pioneer
December 9, 2019 · · Ownership

Sonia Hall was among the first to breed Pygoras in the early ’80s. She was on the first Pygora Breeders Association committee in 1990 and bred the animals for five years.

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Why Goat Milk Benefits Matter
November 23, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Worldwide distribution and goat milk benefits was discussed, leading to the justifiable assumption that more people drink goat milk or eat their products than any other milk after weaning from human nursing.

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