Featured Stories

Valençay Cheese and the Role of Ash in Cheesemaking
April 11, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Valençay is a distinctive, pyramid-shaped French “bloomy rind” goat cheese that is sprinkled with an exterior layer of ash which helps to firm up the rind and aids in ripening.

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Introducing New Goats: How to Minimize Stress
April 11, 2021 · · Ownership

Introducing a new goat to the herd or a single goat is stressful, especially for the new goat. Here’s how to make it easier …

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How to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
April 11, 2021 · · Health

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 unable to become full-sized horns.

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New Valais Goat Breeds Recognized
April 2, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

As a result of Pro Specie Rara, a Swiss conservation group, three breeds of goats will be added to the official list of recognized Swiss goats published in 2021. The three breeds aren’t new — but quite old.

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Goat Bloat: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
April 2, 2021 · · Health

Goat bloat is a serious disorder that requires urgent action to avoid death. Learn in advance symptoms, treatment, and prevention of bloat in goats.

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Goat Care During Fire Season
April 2, 2021 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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Goat Journal May/June 2021
April 2, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal May/June 2021 is in homes April 22nd but digital subscribers and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for stories on getting started with a dairy goat herd, bucks with lactating udders, why people with cow milk protein allergies may tolerate goat milk, and a breed profile of the Toggenburg goat!

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Forages That Help, Forages That Harm
April 2, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Pasture management is an ongoing process; what you get will vary according to grazing intensity, season, or other climate factors. Taking an active role, you can make the most of nutrients accessible to your herd.

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Bucks with Bags!
April 1, 2021 · · Health

Yes, you read that right! Bucks can have udders — and some even produce milk! While it may seem unsettling — even freakish — it isn’t new or even rare.

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Is Raw Milk Safe?
April 1, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Some tout raw milk for its health benefits, while others emphasize its improved qualities for cheese and yogurt. But is raw milk safe?

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