Ownership

What Guards Livestock Guardian Dogs?
November 24, 2020 · · Ownership

Livestock Guardian Dogs, or LGDs, protect our goats … but what protects our LGDs? For many ranches, the biggest threat to guardians is the law.

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Angora Goats and Soil Health
November 24, 2020 · · Ownership

Angora goats make unique contributions to the environment. Their long hair sequesters large amounts of carbon ingested from their forage, helping to reduce global warming.

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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!
November 21, 2020 · · Ownership

Goats are many things: lively, intelligent, playful, curious, useful.  It’s the playfulness that can be the undoing of the novice goat-owner. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat
October 16, 2020 · · Ownership

You may receive varied advice for how to deal with an aggressive goat, but there are definitely techniques you should and should not use, and these coincide with how goats see us as herd members.

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An Ode to Goats

Cheryl K. Smith writes what she’s passionate about, which is a focus on health care as a whole; however, as soon as she got into goats, “I knew I was going to end up writing about them.”

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I’m Selling, Trading, or Giving Away My Goat

Peggy Boone, owner of International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry IGSCR-IDGR, gives as short tutorial on the need for permanent identification.

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Goats and The Law
October 9, 2020 · · Ownership

Goats can easily get themselves — and you — in trouble. You will be liable for the behavior of your kids. Liability can be addressed in three ways: 1. Reasonable Measures; 2. Insurance Coverage; and 3. Business Formation.

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Goat-Centered Traditions Around the World
October 9, 2020 · · Ownership

Goats are an important aspect of many cultures around the world. Here we explore some goat traditions that are dear to the people who uphold them.

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The Gävle Goat
October 9, 2020 · · Ownership

A 42-foot high straw goat, termed the Gävle Goat, is erected each year but often meets an unfortunate fate before the end of Advent.

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Goats Are Superheroes!
October 8, 2020 · · Ownership

Could it be a vibration in the ground or a smell in the air? No one is sure, yet, what is triggering their retreat, but the rumor remains that if you see a goat running or hiding, it might pay to follow it!

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