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How Much Space Do Goats Need?
August 5, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

How much space do goats need in the barn and at the hay rack to avoid aggression and get their fill? How much land do they need for adequate grazing at pasture? Research reveals answers that vary according to individual goat needs.

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What Is the Best Hay for Goats?
August 5, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Why should you approach goat feed with scientific precision? The answer is simple: To maximize the health of the animal. But what is the best hay for goats?

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Synch It Up!
August 4, 2021 · · Health

Estrus synchronization is simply any method used to bring an individual or group of animals into an optimal physiological state for ovulation and, thereby, conception. Besides reducing some breeding season headaches, this is also especially helpful to develop a specific kidding window.

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Let’s Talk About B Vitamins for Goats
August 4, 2021 · · Health

This series of vitamins play a wide array of roles in a healthy body and metabolism. For people and most animals, we must consume them daily. Goats, on the other hand, are a bit luckier. Thanks to their rumens, they can produce their own B vitamins.

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Back From the Vet: Goat Dental Health
August 4, 2021 · · Health

Though you may have gandered at your goat’s incisors to assess age, likely you have not taken them to the veterinarian. As advancements in the care of livestock have been made, more emphasis is being made on the oral health of goats.

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Breed Profile: Girgentana Goat
August 4, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Girgentana goat is one of Italy’s rare goat breeds with unique and valuable hardy traits and great potential for craft dairy products … and the most amazing horns!

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Secret Life of Goats: IMTUF Goats
August 4, 2021 · · Ownership

Bleary-eyed from staying awake all night, both humans and pack goats are exhausted as they now hike down the steep trail back to their vehicle. The runners only have 36 hours to complete the race with 20,000 feet of climb and descent.

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Using Kefir and Clabbered Milk Cultures in Cheesemaking
August 4, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Kefir and clabbered milk recipes aren’t common, but they are the way people made cheese for thousands of years.

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Grazing Goats on a Restaurant Roof
August 2, 2021 · · Kids' Corner

Where is the best spot for grazing goats? Would you consider a restaurant roof where tourists can gawk and giggle?

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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
August 2, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Saanen goat is the largest of the dairy goat breeds. Growing to 130 to 145 pounds, the Saanen breed is one of the best goats for milk.

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