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

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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Let’s Talk About B Vitamins for Goats
August 4, 2021 · · Health

This series of vitamins play a wide array of roles in a healthy body and metabolism. For people and most animals, we must consume them daily. Goats, on the other hand, are a bit luckier. Thanks to their rumens, they can produce their own B vitamins.

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The Confusion With Copper for Goats
July 22, 2021 · · Health

Copper, for goats, is arguably one of the most talked-about trace minerals, and for good reason — it’s essential for healthy bone and muscle growth. When it’s deficient, especially in growing kids, there can be major consequences.

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Makin’ Money With Meat Goat Farming
July 13, 2021 · · Ownership

Looking for the simplest and most efficient way to earn a little profit in your goat venture? Look no further than market goats!

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Goat Udder Problems: Injuries and Infection
July 1, 2021 · · Health

A delicate and complex organ, the udder can easily sustain lasting damage that can either destroy or greatly impair milk output. Proper responses to goat udder problems such as injuries and infections are tools every doe owner should have.

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Think Before Supplementing Sulfur for Goats
June 30, 2021 · · Health

Vitamins and mineral nutrition can be overwhelming and confusing in livestock. There seems to be particular misunderstanding and uncertainty in goat circles about sulfur.

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Swollen Joints in Goats and Other Knee-Related Concerns
May 22, 2021 · · Health

Caring for swollen joints in goats involves identifying the cause. As jumpers and climbers extraordinaire, goats are heavily reliant on their associated “equipment.” Among the most important and intricate are their joints — the knees and hocks.

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