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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: Savanna Goats
December 27, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Savanna goats are white South African meat goats that have adapted to the harsh environment of the African veld. They are hardy, fecund, and resilient.

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Breed Profile: Beetal Goats
November 22, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Beetal goats are a versatile, multipurpose animals native to the Punjab in India and Pakistan. They are kept in small herds by rural families and villagers. With distinctive long ears and a roman nose, they can grow rather tall.

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Breed Profile: Oberhasli Goat
November 19, 2021 · · 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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Breed Profile: Angora Goats
November 15, 2021 · · 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: San Clemente Island Goats
October 12, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

San Clemente Island goats are a critically-endangered landrace goat from California. They have a unique gene pool, descended from Creole goats imported to the Americas in the 1500s.

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Goat Images Take the Podium
October 5, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats recognize emotion in images of goats’ faces; goats look to humans for help and learn from us; goats’ personality differences affect learning … and many more research findings!

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Breed Profile: Valais Blackneck Goat
October 5, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Valais Blackneck goat is a dual-purpose breed local to the high Swiss Alps for thousands of years. Its legendary climbing and foraging abilities make it ideal for low-input pastoral farming in dry alpine conditions.

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Breed Profile: French Alpine Goats
September 27, 2021 · · 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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Icelandic Goat: Conservation Through Farming
September 18, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites A passionate young woman and her family battle against cultural and legal obstacles to save a unique and endearing rare goat breed, the Icelandic goat. Her animals …

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Breed Profile: Argentine Criollo Goat
September 1, 2021 · · 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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