About the Author

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson raises dairy goats at www.briargatefarm, runs a cheesemaking school at www.theartofcheese.com and is an active volunteer with the Boulder County 4-H program. She’s also a member of the Colorado Dairy Goat Association and author of the book, Tiny Goat Big Cheese.
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Articles by Kate Johnson

The Wide World of Popular Cheeses!
September 1, 2021 · · Home Dairy

There are many popular cheeses out there but which is the most popular? And how many types of cheeses are there in the world, anyhow?

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Using Kefir and Clabbered Milk Cultures in Cheesemaking
August 4, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Kefir and clabbered milk recipes aren’t common, but they are the way people made cheese for thousands of years.

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Showing Dairy Goats: What Judges are Looking for and Why
June 24, 2021 · · Ownership

Whether you acquired dairy goats with plans to show them or not, the characteristics that make for a good show goat often make for a good production goat, too. U

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Flavor Infusions for Goat Milk Cheeses
June 21, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Whether you’re making soft or hard goat milk cheeses, sometimes you want to spice things up a bit with some different flavors, textures, and colors. There are a number of ways to add flavors to cheeses to make them even more festive and delicious.

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Goat Blue Cheeses!
June 21, 2021 · · Home Dairy

I find there is something extra special about pairing the complexity of goat milk’s flavor with the richness of a good blue mold. The two blue cheeses here are among my favorites.

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Common Goat Hoof Problems
June 5, 2021 · · Health

Goat hoof problems can cause lameness and lead to economic losses due to reduced food intake/weight gain, reduced milk production, and/or lower reproduction rates.

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Training on the Goat Milking Stand
May 22, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats don’t come out of the chute knowing how to get up onto a goat milking stand, let alone how to stand still on one while you’re milking those sensitive goat teats!

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Bottle Feeding Baby Goats
April 21, 2021 · · Health

There are reasons you might choose bottle-feeding baby goats over dam-raising them. Whatever the reason, you likely have many questions.

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Saving a Weak Baby Goat
April 19, 2021 · · Health

While most kids will arrive perfectly healthy and will need little assistance from you, knowing what to watch for and how to intervene quickly may enable you to save a weak baby goat.

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Baby Goat Care: Bottle, Udder, or Both?
April 14, 2021 · · Health

Before spring kids arrive, think about how you want to raise them. Will you bottle raise them, dam raise them, or do a little of both?

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