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Tamsin Cooper

Tamsin Cooper keeps goats and chickens on her smallholding in France, where she aspires to live as sustainably as possible. She follows the latest research on farm animal behavior and has mentored on animal welfare courses.
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Articles by Tamsin Cooper

How to House Goats Harmoniously
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How to house goats with the minimum of conflict and stress, providing access for all to feed and resting places, while making the most of space. A goat-friendly perspective on barn design.

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How Much Space Do Goats Need?
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How much space do goats need in the barn and at the hay rack to avoid aggression and get their fill? How much land do they need for adequate grazing at pasture? Research reveals answers that vary according to individual goat needs.

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Uncovering African Goat Origins in America’s Favorite Breeds
September 28, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

How did the African goat become the roots of many common goat breeds in America? There are African origins in Spanish, Myotonic, SCI, Nubian, Pygmy, Nigerian Dwarf, Boer, and Savanna goats. Join us in the story of their migration to find out.

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Breed Profile: Rove Goat
September 1, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Rove goats are the most distinctive ruminants of southern France and possibly one of the oldest landraces. They excel in a pastoral system, leading flocks, providing cheese, and clearing brush.

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Getting Started with Goats as Pets
September 1, 2022 · · Ownership

Keeping goats as pets requires time, preparation, and the right environment. Learn about goats and the best goats for pets beforehand, starting here …

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Breed Profile: Argentine Criollo Goat
August 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Argentine Criollo goats are hardy native breeds adapted to variable harsh conditions in northern and central Argentina and vital to rural economies.

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Breed Profile: Mongolian Cashmere Goat
August 18, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Mongolian Cashmere Goat produces a valuable fine fiber, which provides a rural economy in a tough environment. Pastoralists face the challenge of sustainable farming in a degraded and changing ecology.

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Goat Bloat: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
August 18, 2022 · · Health

Goat bloat is a serious disorder that requires urgent action to avoid death. Learn in advance symptoms, treatment, and prevention of bloat in goats.

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Breed Profile: Somali Goat
August 10, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Somali goat or Galla goat is a hardy breed of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya whose incredible ability to survive the heat and drought, while continuing to produce, is vital to east African pastoralists.

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How Many Goats per Acre?
August 10, 2022 · · Ownership

How many goats per acre you can have to provide for pasture, space to forage, and enough feed for goats’ needs while remaining sustainable. Read on to find out how to estimate for your area.

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