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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Goat Kid Milk Replacer: Know Before You Buy
March 14, 2019 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites New products are always popping up on grocery store shelves. It can be fun to review new product labels, but overwhelming at the same time. By knowing …

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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Goat Hoof Trimming Made Easy
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites Goat hoof trimming is a necessary part of keeping and raising goats. When a goat cooperates, hoof trimming can easily and smoothly fit into your regular maintenance …

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Starting a Dairy Goat Farming Business Plan
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Adding a dairy goat farming business plan to your homestead goals takes careful thought and preparation. In addition to purchasing the necessary livestock, dairy goat supplies must be …

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Tube Feeding Baby Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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How to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites Learning how to dehorn a goat is a task to understand before breeding, if you are preparing to keep a milking doe. Early disbudding makes the horn buds …

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Raising Goats for Profit: Choose Dual-Purpose Goats!

We have dual-purpose goats. The dual-purpose concept is one of breeding and raising goats for both meat and milk. The dual-purpose system takes full advantage of the wonderful versatility of goats and can increase your farm income when raising goats for profit.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner January/February 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about swollen teats on bucks, the right age for breeding, and urinary calculi.

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Historical Background of Alpine Goats

Goats, including Alpine goats, are believed to be the first animal domesticated by man. Bones of goats have been found in caves along with evidence of human inhabitation of those caves.

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