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Sherri Talbot

Articles by Sherri Talbot

Where’s the Goat?
November 18, 2021 · · Ownership

Evidence remains that there were more than 120 people at the first Thanksgiving and that their fare consisted of not just turkey but other poultry, including ducks, geese, and swans. Yet, there is a notable lack in this massive spread for those familiar with historical seafaring — the goat.

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Where Have All the Good Bucks Gone?
August 5, 2021 · · Ownership

You have the does for your new goat herd, and it’s time for you to find a buck for breeding. How do you know which is worthy of being the father of your own, very special herd?

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When You’re Hot, You’re Hot
June 30, 2021 · · Health

Like many new farmers, goat owners often worry about their goats too much in the wintertime and not enough in hot weather. Heat and humidity can be as detrimental for goats as it can be for humans.

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Meningeal Worms and Goats
May 10, 2021 · · Health

Meningeal worms are a parasite that primarily lives in the digestive systems of white-tailed deer. Brain worms transmit to other, less-resistant hosts, often resulting in behavioral changes, weakness, and death in infected animals.

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San Clemente Island Bucks: Boys Will Be Boys
February 24, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

New owners have a vision of their bucks becoming violent, smelly, and crazed during the rutting season and a useless nuisance that hangs out in a corner throughout the rest of the year. Dispelling some of these myths can be an important part of raising San Clemente Island goats.

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