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

Recipes to Use Up Milk
May 9, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Looking for some new recipes to use up milk? Here is a list of some of the things you can do with milk, along with a few recipes with lots of milk.

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Training on the Goat Milking Stand
May 4, 2022 · · 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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Want to Offer Goat Cheese For Sale?
May 3, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Many people who keep dairy goats would love to offer their goat cheese for sale. But how easy (and legal) is this to do? Unfortunately, for most …

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An Easy Guide to Cheese Aging Equipment
April 27, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Once you’ve mastered making soft and fresh cheeses, you may want to progress to pressed and aged cheeses. What kind of cheese aging equipment will you need?

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Udder Despair: Mastitis in Goats
April 7, 2022 · · Health

Knowing how to diagnose this infection as early as possible, as well as how to treat mastitis in goats, are crucial if you want to maintain the long-term udder and overall health of your doe and to keep your milk production losses to a minimum.

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Preparing for Kidding
March 28, 2022 · · Health

Add to Favorites 2 months prior to due date: Dry off doe: Does should have 2 months off from milking before they kid again. 6 weeks prior to due date: …

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Bottle Feeding Baby Goats
March 2, 2022 · · 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
March 2, 2022 · · 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?
March 2, 2022 · · 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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Selecting the Best Dairy Goat Breeds
January 31, 2022 · · Home Dairy

What are the best dairy goat breeds? This depends on what you are looking for. The most prolific milk producers? A breed that does well in small spaces or under certain climate extremes?

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