Feed & Housing

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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Behooveful

Pastoral goat husbandry is a little-known practice among American farmsteads and production enterprises. Yet the world over, this unrivaled method of raising goats still endures.

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Manna Pro® Extends Its 4-H Partnership

As part of the partnership, Manna Pro will donate $1 to National 4-H Council for every $1 coupon used on select Manna Pro products from Feb. 1 through Aug. 31, with a minimum $50,000 match donation guaranteed in 2021.

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What Do Goats Do Naturally? 7 Goat-Friendly Barn Essentials
August 5, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

What do goats do naturally? How can we help them stay occupied and comfortable in confinement? Check out these ideas for the goat barn or pen that help goats feel at home!

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Manna Pro® Celebrates 4-H Partnership with Photo Sweepstakes and Fundraiser
April 13, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

The mosaic photo sweepstakes runs through April 30th. First place receives $6,000 and limited-edition Manna Pro champion pins, second place receives $3,000, and third place receives $1,000.

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What are Confinement Operations?
February 10, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

Not everyone has enough land for pasturing their herd. Even if they do, often it is more profitable to farm the land with crops than it would be to let an animal herd graze it. That doesn’t mean that they can’t have animals.

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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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