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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

Training Goats to an Electric Netting Fence

An electric netting fence is the best fencing for goats in terms of portability. And it doesn’t take long to train your animals for the electric goat fence. Here’s how to do it.

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Mixing Breeds to Contain Meat Goats

Using barbed wire alone may contain the cattle but will not hold the goats. This study used two different breeds to determine if one particular breed had a higher fence crawling tendency then another breed.

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Making Goat Sausage: Recipes From the Farm

A basic goat sausage recipe is simple enough, just like any sausage recipe. It’s just ground, seasoned meat. But there are so many ways to cook, cure, air dry and smoke the different kinds that making sausage becomes an art.

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Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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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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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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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Nancy Nickel  Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes …

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Show Preparation Leads to Success

Add to Favorites By Alexandria Becker — Preparation is the key to success. Like so many other little rules or suggestions in life, this phrase works quite well with showing dairy …

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Increase Return on Your Dairy Goat Investment

Add to Favorites By Alexandria Becker Return on investment. Profits. Two terms that a college student in the Business field learns practically right off the bat. The thing is, both …

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