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We love when guest writers stop by to share their knowledge and love of keeping goats. Take a minute to learn something new from an experienced goat keeper!
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Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

Kidding War Stories

We considered ourselves kidding veterans when our herd queen Equinox went into her third kidding. When we noticed she was in active labor, we sat with her and waited to greet her newest additions.

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Manna Pro® Extends Its 4-H Partnership

As part of the partnership, Manna Pro will donate $1 to National 4-H Council for every $1 coupon used on select Manna Pro products from Feb. 1 through Aug. 31, with a minimum $50,000 match donation guaranteed in 2021.

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An Ode to Goats

Cheryl K. Smith writes what she’s passionate about, which is a focus on health care as a whole; however, as soon as she got into goats, “I knew I was going to end up writing about them.”

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I’m Selling, Trading, or Giving Away My Goat

Peggy Boone, owner of International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry IGSCR-IDGR, gives a short tutorial on the need for permanent identification.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
September 26, 2020 · · 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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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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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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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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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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Stearns Diamond Savanna Ranch

Dalton and Dani Stearns are building their family’s dream cattle and South African Savanna goat ranch with a lot of hard work, intentionality, and persistence.

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