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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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Julbock: Sweden’s Legendary Yule Goat
October 6, 2020 · · Ownership

In Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, there’s a popular goat-like figure made of straw and red ribbon usually found under the tree or nestled among the branches. This is the Julbock, which translates into English as “Yule buck” or “Christmas buck,” a symbol of good tidings and cheer.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner November/December 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about feeding alfalfa to pregnant does, toxemia and ketosis, and why feeding flaxseed is better than cottonseed.

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Wintertime Pests and Goats

Though warm sunny days may seem a more likely time to find creepy crawlies on your critters, there are several varieties of external parasites that are more prevalent in winter than summer.

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Permanent Identification for Goats in the United States of America
October 6, 2020 · · Goat Notes

Whether you legally must have permanent identification on your goats, or if it’s just a good idea, here are guidelines to tagging your herd.

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Is Raw Milk Illegal?
October 6, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Humans have enjoyed raw milk benefits for millennia. But now only 28 American states allow the sale of raw milk and it is illegal in Canada.

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