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Making Goat Sausage: Recipes From the Farm

A basic goat sausage recipe is simple enough, just like any sausage recipe. It’s just ground, seasoned meat. But there are so many ways to cook, cure, air dry and smoke the different kinds that making sausage becomes an art.

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Listeria Prevention for The Home Cheesemaker
July 3, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Thinking about listeria prevention might invoke paranoia and fear in many cheesemakers. By following these guidelines, as well as using good common sense, it is possible to avoid many of the possible problems.

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A Blind Calf and Her Guide Goat
July 3, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Rosie looked like a normal, healthy calf. But owner Rick Friday soon learned she was blind and needed a friend to show her the way. This is …

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Goats, Sheep And Deer Worm
June 29, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow During 30-plus years of raising dairy goats, I had never heard of meningeal deer worm until December of 2013, when I lost that season’s best young doe and my …

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Goat Journal July/August 2019
June 28, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

Add to Favorites The July/August 2019 issue of Goat Journal is now available! Subscribe for valuable stories on Johne’s disease, determining goat age, what to do with all those kids, …

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Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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Geissebei Trekkinggeissen
June 27, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Wandering in the Swiss Alps, surrounded by goats, is a dream that has filled my head since I was a little girl listening to the story of Heidi by …

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Mbuzi: Goats in Zambia
June 25, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Goat Journal editor Marissa Ames and her husband visit Zambia annually, where they work with a nonprofit focusing on education and uplifting the community. The I Am Zambia academy teaches career skills to vulnerable young women. Marissa …

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Goat Types: Dairy Goats vs. Meat Goats

Have you ever wondered which of the goat types would be best for you? A dairy goat or a meat goat?

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
June 21, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, …

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