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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

6 Things to Love About Kinder Goats

Kinder goats are a relatively new, uncommon goat, but this American breed is becoming increasingly popular, especially among homesteaders and small farmers. What makes Kinders so great? In short, these goats are incredibly versatile and productive!

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Aliza Eliazarov’s On the Farm: Heritage & Heralded Animal Breeds in Portraits & Stories

To admire the beauty of farm animals and inspire your imagination, check out the stunning book On the Farm. The collection of quality portraits by renowned photographer Aliza Eliazarov is filled with 256 pages of cleverly designed images showcasing farm animals we all love and want to nurture.

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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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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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Worldwide Goat Project Nepal Supports Goats and Herders

ADGA past president Daniel Laney works with the Nepalese government and the nonprofit organization of Women’s Skills Development Organization (WSDO) in Pokhara to provide veterinary supplies, basic tools, and best practice trainings to local herders.

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Why Register a Dairy Goat

Registering a dairy goat involves time and expense. Here are a few reasons this relatively small investment will pay off.

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What is a CVI and Who Needs One?

Are you planning to sell goats to a farm in another state? Transporting the herd as part of an out-of-state move? Attending a livestock show far from home? You will likely need a certificate of veterinary inspection.

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Miniature Goats in the City

Goats aren’t just country creatures anymore. As interest in homesteading continues to expand, a growing number of Americans are bringing pygmy goats into their urban and suburban plots to live out their farming and animal-keeping dreams.

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Goat Walker

Goat herders are a paradox of sorts. Though they engage in the pastoral task of leading their goats to forage, yet as herders, they are not themselves herded into the conventional practice of confinement as a means of animal husbandry.

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Behooveful

Pastoral goat husbandry is a little-known practice among American farmsteads and production enterprises. Yet the world over, this unrivaled method of raising goats still endures.

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