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Easter Basket Cheese
March 21, 2022 · · Home Dairy, Members Only

Easter basket cheese is an Italian tradition that is only found in a few select markets. It’s a smooth, soft cheese that is usually sold right in the basket that it’s made in.

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Kidding Oddities
March 21, 2022 · · Health, Members Only

Why do goat birth defects happen? Unexpected outcomes range from unusual to unsustainable deformities in rare cases.

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Urolithiasis in Goats

While springtime goat care often focuses on does and kidding, don’t forget the male goats in your herd. Serious health issues can result from lumping their care in with late gestation does.

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The Basics of Caring for Goats
March 21, 2022 · · Health

When building a herd health program from the ground up, beginning with the basics of caring for goats is best. One needs to consider the basics of the environment for the herd, their nutrition program, hoof care, and fiber care.

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Herbal Dewormers: Do They Work?
March 17, 2022 · · Health

As goat parasites become resistant to dewormers, many seek solutions in one area that grows straight from the ground — herbs. But do they work?

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Goats, Vaccinations, and Injectables
March 17, 2022 · · Health

How to vaccinate your goat begins long before the injection, with proper means of storing and disposing of vaccines and syringes.

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The Controversy of Dehorning
March 17, 2022 · · Health

Horns serve a purpose: sexual competition, hierarchical status, protection from predators, attracting mates, and even a cooling method. For goat owners, the question is what to do with them.

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10 Amazing Benefits of Owning a Goat
March 15, 2022 · · Kids' Corner

For most goat people, the benefits of owning a goat far outweigh the hard work and high learning curve. Yes, they can be destructive little escape artists, but they can also give you these 10 life-enhancing benefits.

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Goats and The Law
March 14, 2022 · · 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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How to House Goats Harmoniously
March 9, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How to house goats with the minimum of conflict and stress, providing access for all to feed and resting places, while making the most of space. A goat-friendly perspective on barn design.

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