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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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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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What to do in a Kidding Emergency
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Linda Carlson The vast majority of births in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to …

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Rotary Milking at Summerhill Dairy

Add to Favorites By Anneke De Jong – It happened again yesterday — a question that I get asked all too often and never ceases to amaze me. “Do you milk your …

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Bucks Enjoy Enrichment Exercise

Add to Favorites By Alex Becker – Dairy goats are social, energetic creatures. While most breeders keep several does together in the herd, often bucks are penned separately, mostly because …

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Travel Tips Make the Long Haul Easier

Add to Favorites By Joseph Larsen – Traveling with goats is always a challenge but there are some tips my family, the Larsens of Colorado, have learned by trial and error …

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Changes to The IDGR

Add to Favorites by Peggy Boone The International Dairy Goat Registry has been a vital resource to goat and sheep producers for over 30 years. Now the IDGR is under …

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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food

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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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers

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

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