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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

Breed Profile: Kri-Kri Goat
February 16, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The kri-kri goat has lived feral on Crete for thousands of years since the early days of agriculture, revealing a glimpse of early goat domestication.

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When Were Goats Domesticated, and Where?
February 10, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

When and where were goats domesticated and how was it done? As one of the first farm animals domesticated from a wild goat species, goats have a fascinating past and give insights into early human history.

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Introducing New Goats: How to Minimize Stress
February 3, 2021 · · Ownership

Introducing a new goat to the herd or a single goat is stressful, especially for the new goat. Here’s how to make it easier …

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Introducing New Goats
January 25, 2021 · · Goat Notes

Goat relationships are crucial for maintaining harmony. Introducing unfamiliar goats can be traumatic, and fighting and stress lead to health risks and drops in productivity. Even after a short separation, goats will fight to re-establish hierarchy. It is important to get this right from the start.

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Those Amazing Goat Eyes and Remarkable Senses!
December 21, 2020 · · Ownership

Goat eyes give them amazing vision and their sharp senses protect them out at range. Understanding goat senses helps us to manage our herd more easily.

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Breed Profile: Golden Guernsey Goat
December 13, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Golden Guernsey goat is an economical and friendly backyard dairy goat, hardy to damp, cool, and windy conditions, giving milk that’s great for cheese and yogurt.

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Breed Profile: Oberhasli Goat
December 5, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Oberhasli goat is a Swiss dairy breed with sweet milk and friendly nature. Wethers are bold and make excellent pack goats.

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Goat Teeth — How to Tell a Goat’s Age
November 12, 2020 · · Health

Goat teeth, horns, and other features can help us guess a goat’s age, allowing us to provide optimum nutrition, care, and breeding plans.

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Breed Profile: Angora Goats
November 11, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Angora goats are fiber goats originating in Turkey that produce mohair wool. They are great browsers, but need extra nutrition and care.

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Breed Profile: French Alpine Goats
November 1, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

French Alpine goats are France’s favorite breed, often used for commercial production in France. They are also valued in the United States as a highly productive dairy goat with a people-friendly nature.

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