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Tamsin Cooper

Tamsin Cooper is a smallholder who owns goats and chickens in France. She follows the latest research on behavior, welfare and sustainability, and mentors on animal welfare courses.
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Articles by Tamsin Cooper

Breed Profile: Pashmina Goat
December 10, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Pashmina goats provide the finest and warmest cashmere due to their adaption to the cold, harsh winters of the Tibetan Plateau. Their fiber provides vital income for nomadic pastoralists in these inhospitable climes.

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It’s Written on Goats’ Faces
December 6, 2019 · · Ownership

Do goats’ faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. So far, we have evidence of how subtle and sensitive goats can be.

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Breed Profile: Finnish Landrace Goat
November 20, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

The Finnish Landrace goat has ancient origins in Finland. This rare goat breed is hardy, well adapted to a cold climate, and a highly productive milker.

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Ethical Dairy Finds Solutions to the Disadvantages of Goat Milk Production
October 21, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Disadvantages of goat milk production are animal welfare issues, such as kid separation and culling. Sorène has found a way to meet goat welfare needs while running a soap business.

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Breed Profile: Angora Goats
October 13, 2019 · · 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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Those Amazing Goat Eyes and Remarkable Senses!
October 13, 2019 · · 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: Chèvre des Fossés
September 3, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: chèvre des Fossés (ditch goat) or chèvre des Talus (bank goat) or chèvre commune de l’Ouest (landrace goat of western France). Origin: The chèvre des Fossés is …

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How to House Goats Harmoniously
August 27, 2019 · · 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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Feral Goats: Their Lives and Loves
August 25, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Feral goats live wild in many habitats due to widespread release of domestic animals over the last 250 years. Sailors, such as Captain Cook, released dual-purpose goats …

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Breed Profile: Kiko Goat
August 16, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

The Kiko goat was developed in New Zealand for meat production under harsh conditions. Kikos are hardy and adaptable, requiring minimal assistance with kidding and healthcare.

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