About the Author

Backyard Goats Contributor

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!
Read More

Articles by Backyard Goats Contributor

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.

Read More

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.”

Read More
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.

Read More
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?

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More