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How to Make Kefir Water and Milk Kefir
December 10, 2019 · · Home Dairy

There are different types of kefir you can make, each with options regarding how often you desire a new batch. Here is a tutorial of how to make kefir water and milk kefir, as well as different variations.

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Building the Best Fence for Goats

Goats require specific fencing. The best fence for goats should typically be between four and five feet high. Here are some tips in selecting the best fence for goats. 

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The Truth About Coats for Goats!
December 9, 2019 · · Health

Those goat sweaters are cute, but do you really need them to keep goats warm in cold weather?

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Goat Care, Month to Month
December 9, 2019 · · Health

Most goat vaccination schedules and care revolve around pregnancy, so this calendar does as well. It will help keep you on track when things get hectic.

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America: Back to the (Goat) Farm
December 9, 2019 · · Ownership

In a nation of increasing urbanization, more Americans are missing a connection to nature and to their food sources. This may account, in part, why goat ownership is on the rise.

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Pygora Pioneer
December 9, 2019 · · Ownership

Sonia Hall was among the first to breed Pygoras in the early ’80s. She was on the first Pygora Breeders Association committee in 1990 and bred the animals for five years.

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Goat Behavior Demystified
December 9, 2019 · · Ownership

Goat behavior can sometimes be disconcerting and seem illogical. When we see goats in the light of their natural lives, their behavior makes sense. Wondering why goats headbutt, climb, waste food, and escape? Read on!

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The Fear of Fescue
December 9, 2019 · · Feed & Housing

Red bag, abortions, thickened placentas, founder, necrosis, failure to freshen — all are symptoms of fescue toxicity … and yet tall fescue is one of the most common forages for livestock in both pasture and baled grass hay.

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner January/February 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about avoiding moldy feed, what to do if does breed too young, and feeding pregnant does.

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Back from The Vet: Johne’s Disease

It can lurk in your herd for years without any signs of illness and can spread rapidly. There is no vaccine, no treatment, or method to slow the progression. It is often fatal. What is this insidious disease?

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