Feed & Housing

Building the Best Fence for Goats

Goats require specific fencing. The best fence for goats should typically be between four and five feet high. Here are some tips in selecting the best fence for goats. 

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The Fear of Fescue
December 9, 2019 · · Feed & Housing

Red bag, abortions, thickened placentas, founder, necrosis, failure to freshen — all are symptoms of fescue toxicity … and yet tall fescue is one of the most common forages for livestock in both pasture and baled grass hay.

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No Kidding: Baby Goats Need Colostrum
October 8, 2019 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites Healthy baby goats are filled with personality. From playing and jumping to kicking up their hooves, they bring fun and laughter to your farm. This entertainment hinges …

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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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Training Goats to an Electric Netting Fence

An electric netting fence is the best fencing for goats in terms of portability. And it doesn’t take long to train your animals for the electric goat fence. Here’s how to do it.

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Mixing Breeds to Contain Meat Goats

Using barbed wire alone may contain the cattle but will not hold the goats. This study used two different breeds to determine if one particular breed had a higher fence crawling tendency then another breed.

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Goat Kid Milk Replacer: Know Before You Buy
March 14, 2019 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites New products are always popping up on grocery store shelves. It can be fun to review new product labels, but overwhelming at the same time. By knowing …

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Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
March 14, 2019 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites Having a goat shelter ready before winter arrives is part of good herd management. If you are facing your first winter with goats, you may be asking …

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