Goat Notes

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Goat Notes are easy-to-digest, one-page documents that teach you what you need in a hurry.

These handy reference sheets are easy to download or print out. They make great teaching aids whether you want to educate yourself, your friends and family, or your customers.

Olé Cajeta Recipe

Like magic, a simmering pot on the stove can transform a few simple ingredients into a rich and creamy caramelized concoction to be used on ice cream, crêpes, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, cheese-cake, scones, fresh fruit, cheeses, and more.

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Determining the Best Hay for Goats
March 30, 2020 · · Goat Notes

When goats can’t browse, they need hay (3% to 4% of their body weight, per day) for their rumens to function properly. This can be fed free-choice or twice a day.

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Goat Hoof Trimming
March 4, 2020 · · Goat Notes

Typical goat hoof trimming should be completed every two to three months. Spring and fall are especially important, as folds in overgrown hooves can trap mud and moisture, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to invite rot and scald.

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Preventing Hoof Rot in Goats
March 4, 2020 · · Goat Notes

Foot rot and related foot scald cause soreness and limping. In severe cases, goats will try to walk on their knees. When you see goats limping, examine the hoof.

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Using Teeth to Determine Your Goat’s Age
March 4, 2020 · · Goat Notes

Deciduous incisors generally erupt one pair per week from birth, so you can reckon a kid’s age. The first two middle permanent incisors emerge as a yearling approaches 18 months old.

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Stages of Goat Labor
February 6, 2020 · · Goat Notes

During labor, the doe progresses through three stages.

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Goat Fetal Development
February 6, 2020 · · Goat Notes

A normal live birth in goats occurs at 145-155 days. Day 147 is 21 weeks’ gestation, or approximately five months. Lemgth of fetus at 30 days: 1.4 cm; Length of fetus at 145 days: 43.0 cm.

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A Quick Guide to Goat Minerals
January 26, 2020 · · Goat Notes

When selecting a mineral supplement for your herd, choose one made specifically for goats. Supplements made for other species will not provide optimum levels and may even be harmful.

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Top 9 Goat Predators
January 26, 2020 · · Goat Notes

Whether you are planning to build a herd or building a goat shelter, what goat predators do you need to think about? Here are the nine most serious goat predators from the least number of kills to the most with details on how to determine what predator you may be dealing with.

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How to Make Kefir
December 9, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Kefir is a probiotic-rich milk drink similar to thin yogurt. Traditional kefir is made from cow, goat, or sheep milk, cultured by kefir grains composed of polysaccharides, bacteria, and yeast living in symbiosis. It is not possible to harness these in nature like with sourdough yeast; they must be acquired from someone who already has them.

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