About the Author

Jaclyn Krymowski

Jaclyn Krymowski is a professional agriculture writer, blogger and aspiring agri-business entrepreneur. She is a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Ag Professionals Committee and 4-H volunteer. Based in Ohio, the heart of the Midwest, she raises Alpine and Nubian dairy goats.
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Articles by Jaclyn Krymowski

Training Goats to Carry a Pack
October 5, 2022 · · Ownership

Pack training with young goats starts long before a pack saddle is ever introduced. While it takes some time, goats do not demand as hard of training sessions as horses or mules and are less likely to object to the equipment.

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Goat Types
September 29, 2022 · · Goat Notes

“Types of goats” refer to the functionality and characteristics of a collective group. All breeds fall into one or more “type.”

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Beware Toxic Woes
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

A goat may not ingest much of a single toxin, but even small amounts can have negative impacts not immediately noticeable to the naked eye.

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Forages That Help, Forages That Harm
September 21, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Pasture management for goats is an ongoing process. Taking an active role, you can make the most of nutrients accessible to your herd.

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Tips for Flushing and Other Strategic Weight Gain
September 9, 2022 · · Health

At different points in a goat’s life, you may find that you will need to alter their diets to increase their weight (flushing).

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Master Clipping Your Goat for Show
August 11, 2022 · · Ownership

Clipping a goat for show can be frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming. Learning how to do a good show clip will highlight your animal’s best features.

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Keeping Aware of Potential Genetic Defects
August 11, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

Genetic defects and hereditary diseases can occur in a small percentage when certain traits are passed along in a mating.

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Healthful Herd: Basic Hormones
February 19, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

Hormones work in minimal concentrations and are powerful enough to regulate everything from kidding to mating behaviors to the “fight or flight” reflex.

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Don’t Fear the Fats
December 22, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

As goats are herbivores, fats aren’t the first nutrient that comes to mind when thinking about healthful goat diets. On the contrary, fats — specifically fatty acids — are essential in ruminant diets.

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Synch It Up!
August 4, 2021 · · Health

Estrus synchronization is simply any method used to bring an individual or group of animals into an optimal physiological state for ovulation and, thereby, conception. Besides reducing some breeding season headaches, this is also especially helpful to develop a specific kidding window.

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