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

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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False Pregnancy in Goats
March 19, 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 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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Goat Journal November/December 2020
October 9, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal November/December 2020 will be in homes October 29th, but Backyard Goats All-Access members can read it NOW! Look inside for valuable stories on external parasites, legal issues with owning goats, cognition, goat traditions around the world, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Beetal goat!

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Goat Journal September/October 2020
August 5, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2020 is in-home August 27th, but Backyard Goats members can read it NOW! Subscribe for stories on artificial insemination, conceiving doelings vs. bucklings, hermaphroditism, goat-friendly housing, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Valais Blackneck goat!

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Goat Journal July/August 2020
June 4, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal July/August 2020 arrives in-home on June 25th, but Backyard Goats members can read it NOW! Subscribe for stories on how some of our goats came to America from Africa, a comparison of which LGD is right for you, crossing state lines with goats, PLUS the dilemma of euthanasia.

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Manna Pro® Celebrates 4-H Partnership with Photo Sweepstakes and Fundraiser
April 13, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

The mosaic photo sweepstakes runs through April 30th. First place receives $6,000 and limited-edition Manna Pro champion pins, second place receives $3,000, and third place receives $1,000.

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Goat Journal May/June 2020
April 2, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

The May/June 2020 issue of Goat Journal arrives in-home April 23rd, but Backyard Goats Members can read it now! Subscribe for valuable stories on using Lutalyse, human pregnancy risks when raising goats, proper dairy sanitation, a Breed Profile on Nubian goats, and new ideas to use up that extra milk!

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