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Breed Profile: Spanish Goat
February 10, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Spanish Goat is America’s own landrace, adapted perfectly to survival in tough climates, proving to be the best goats for meat and brush clearance in the region.

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Damsels in Distress – Recognize Goat Labor Problems
February 10, 2020 · · Health

In order to recognize that a pregnant doe is in distress, you should familiarize yourself with the usual goat kidding signs and the normal course of delivery.

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Goat Identification Has Favorable Perks
February 10, 2020 · · Ownership

To give the thieves something to think about, the goats should each have an identifiable number corresponding to a microchip, tag, or tattoo. This makes it more difficult for thieves to get away with stealing your animals.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers reader questions about deworming pregnant goats and kids, hoof trimming, and the best way to warm a hypothermic goat.

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Mean Girls Down on The Farmpit
February 10, 2020 · · Ownership

On a small farm in rural Georgia, a clique of mean girls rules the roost. They also rule the barn, pasture, and feeders.

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How to Host an Amateur Cheesemaking Contest
February 10, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Want to sell more surplus milk to local customers or find more homes for those spring kids? Teach how to make goat cheeses and then host a local amateur cheesemaking contest!

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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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A Stormy Night
February 10, 2020 · · Health

Ringwomb is when the cervix refuses to soften and open during labor, leaving a hard ring of tissue that the kids can’t pass through. The outcome is rarely good for the doe or the kids.

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A Miraculous Rescue from the Flood
February 10, 2020 · · Ownership

The San Clemente Island breed of goats have only about 800 left in the world. When a flood endangered 40% of them, a miraculous story of their rescue ensued.

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Fraga Farmstead and Creamery
February 10, 2020 · · Home Dairy

A half-hour west of Portland, Oregon, on 33.5 acres that have been farmed since the 1920s, Fraga Farmstead and Creamery was the first goat dairy to be certified through Oregon Tilth; a legacy that the creamery takes seriously.

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