Featured Stories

Adventures in Making Goat Butter
April 25, 2020 · · Home Dairy

The first time I tried making goat butter, I didn’t have a cream separator. I didn’t have much of anything. But I tried anyway.

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Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
April 25, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Accidental Ricotta. Isn’t all cheese intentional? Perhaps making ricotta cheese at home started with an ancient accident.
A homesteader’s kitchen arsenal includes knowledge of crafting dairy products.

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Therapy Goats: From Hoof to The Heart

Meet a special type of caprine: Therapy goats. They’re on an important mission: To bring love, affection, laughter, and calmness to people ailing in mind, body, or spirit.

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How to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
April 16, 2020 · · 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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Manna Pro® Celebrates 4-H Partnership with Photo Sweepstakes and Fundraiser
April 13, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

The mosaic photo sweepstakes runs through April 30th. First place receives $6,000 and limited-edition Manna Pro champion pins, second place receives $3,000, and third place receives $1,000.

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Goat Teeth — How to Tell a Goat’s Age
April 8, 2020 · · Health

Goat teeth, horns, and other features can help us guess a goat’s age, allowing us to provide optimum nutrition, care, and breeding plans.

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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
April 5, 2020 · · Health, Ownership

As with humans, ample planning is needed prior to a goat delivery. And in a perfect world, this exciting time would go by without a hitch, and usually does go well, but sometimes goes wrong in every conceivable way.

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Meet Billy Gotti
April 3, 2020 · · Ownership

Meet Billy Gotti, a sweeping Internet sensation that just keeps getting better. Allow me to introduce you to Billy and his mother, Jo’lee.

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Dairy Herd Improvement
April 3, 2020 · · Home Dairy

If you have dairy goats, you’ve probably heard of DHI, DHIA, and DHIR, in association with USDA, ADGA, and AGS. Is it really worth it?

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Training on the Goat Milking Stand
April 3, 2020 · · Ownership

Goats don’t come out of the chute knowing how to get up onto a goat milking stand, let alone how to stand still on one while you’re milking those sensitive goat teats!

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