Feed & Housing

Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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Goat Kid Milk Replacer: Know Before You Buy
March 9, 2022 · · 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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No Kidding: Baby Goats Need Colostrum
March 2, 2022 · · 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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What is the Best Hay for Goats?
February 20, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Why should you approach goat feed with scientific precision? The answer is simple: To maximize the health of the animal. But what is the best hay for goats?

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Are You Feeding Straw or Hay for Goats?
February 20, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

If you dread choosing hay for goats, you are not alone … there is much to know about what to feed goats.

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Pasture Management for Goats

Good pastures are necessary for goats. Poor pasture management can cause many problems from bare spots to goat parasites.

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Kat’s Corner: Answers about What to Feed Goats

Kat’s Caprine Corner answers your pressing goat questions. In this issue: What to feed goats. And will poison hemlock hurt my animals?

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Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
January 3, 2022 · · 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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Don’t Fear the Fats
December 22, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

As goats are herbivores, fats aren’t the first nutrient that comes to mind when thinking about healthful goat diets. On the contrary, fats — specifically fatty acids — are essential in ruminant diets.

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Avoiding an Extension Cord Fire Hazard in Barns
November 18, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Barn fires are common in winter. Unfortunately, selecting a safer heat lamp will not always eliminate the danger. There is also an extension cord fire hazard.

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