About the Author

Marissa Ames

Editor of Goat Journal and Backyard Poultry magazines, Marissa Ames runs a small homestead in Fallon, Nevada, where she focuses on saving and propagating rare breeds of goats and garden vegetables. She and her husband, Russ, travel to Africa where they serve as agricultural advisors for the nonprofit I Am Zambia. She spends her free time eating lunch.
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Articles by Marissa Ames

Mbuzi: Goats in Zambia
November 26, 2021 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Goat Journal editor Marissa Ames and her husband visit Zambia annually, where they work with a nonprofit focusing on education and uplifting the community. The I Am Zambia academy teaches career skills to vulnerable young women. Marissa …

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Goat Journal January/February 2022
November 24, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal January/February 2022 is in homes December 16th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on the importance of exercise for pregnant does, socializing dam-raised kids, gastrointestinal blockage, entropion, and chlamydiosis. PLUS: Judas Goats: Traitors in the Herd.

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Goat Journal November/December 2021
October 1, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal November/December 2021 is in homes October 21st, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on a vaccine for mastitis, spoiled vs. sour milk, and an exclusive story on one of the world’s only genetically confirmed geeps. PLUS: Can goats eat Christmas trees?

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Goat Journal September/October 2021
July 29, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2021 is in homes August 19th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on estrus synchronization for artificial insemination, what serology tests actually determine, a breed profile of the Girgentana goat, PLUS Can you house train a goat?

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Goat Journal July/August 2021
July 7, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal July/August 2021 is in homes June 17th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on how much space goats need and how to keep them cool in the heat, showing dairy goats, supplementing sulfur and copper, PLUS how transgenic goats save children.

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False Pregnancy in Goats
June 21, 2021 · · Health

A doe goes into heat. Maybe she was bred, maybe she wasn’t. Maybe she conceived but the embryo didn’t survive long. Either way, she failed to “reset.” So her body keeps acting like it’s pregnant, but with no kid(s).

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Goat Journal May/June 2021
April 2, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal May/June 2021 is in homes April 22nd but digital subscribers and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for stories on getting started with a dairy goat herd, bucks with lactating udders, why people with cow milk protein allergies may tolerate goat milk, and a breed profile of the Toggenburg goat!

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Goat Journal Special Issue: Head to Hoof Health Vol. 2
February 25, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal Special Issue 2021 — Goat Health from Head to Hoof Vol. 2 — is in homes March 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for valuable stories about maintaining health and avoiding diseases — from head to hoof!

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Goat Journal March/April 2021
February 2, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Add to Favorites The March/April 2021 issue of Goat Journal is in homes on February 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for …

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Goat Journal January/February 2021
November 30, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal January/February 2021 is in homes December 17th but Backyard Goats All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for valuable stories on malpresentation and premature kids, goat genetics and the origins of domestication, what protects livestock guardian dogs, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Cretan Kri-Kri.

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