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

Colostrum, the first milk a doe produces after she gives birth, is key to giving baby goats a strong, healthy start.

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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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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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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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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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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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