Ownership

Exes and Does
March 8, 2021 · · Ownership

For Elle King, the chaos of 2020 was a wake-up call to decide what was important and what she wanted to remain in her life. She had always dreamed of the farm life and having animals, so Elle decided that now was the time to make that dream a reality.

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Kidding War Stories

We considered ourselves kidding veterans when our herd queen Equinox went into her third kidding. When we noticed she was in active labor, we sat with her and waited to greet her newest additions.

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It’s Written on Goats’ Faces
March 3, 2021 · · Ownership

Do goats’ faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. So far, we have evidence of how subtle and sensitive goats can be.

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Mr. Mayhem the Paddleboarding Goat
February 25, 2021 · · Ownership

While on the various rivers and lakes in western Idaho, you may be fortunate enough to see a rare sight. That rare sight is a goat happily standing on a paddleboard floating on the water.

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What Guards Livestock Guardian Dogs?
February 18, 2021 · · 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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Psychological Impact of Goats for Children with Stress
February 3, 2021 · · Ownership

As a possible result of the pandemic, researchers report that 24% of children suffer from stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression, with little social support. But hugging a goat restores our inner joy.

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Introducing New Goats: How to Minimize Stress
February 3, 2021 · · Ownership

Introducing a new goat to the herd or a single goat is stressful, especially for the new goat. Here’s how to make it easier …

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Angora Goats and Soil Health
January 28, 2021 · · 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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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
January 12, 2021 · · Health, Ownership

As with humans, ample planning is needed prior to a goat delivery. And in a perfect world, this exciting time would go by without a hitch, and usually does go well, but sometimes goes wrong in every conceivable way.

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Those Amazing Goat Eyes and Remarkable Senses!
December 21, 2020 · · Ownership

Goat eyes give them amazing vision and their sharp senses protect them out at range. Understanding goat senses helps us to manage our herd more easily.

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