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How to Make Kefir
December 9, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Kefir is a probiotic-rich milk drink similar to thin yogurt. Traditional kefir is made from cow, goat, or sheep milk, cultured by kefir grains composed of polysaccharides, bacteria, and yeast living in symbiosis. It is not possible to harness these in nature like with sourdough yeast; they must be acquired from someone who already has them.

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Goat Care Calendar
December 9, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Edit this schedule with your specific dates and goals. Once you have a calendar that works for you, it will help keep you on track when things get hectic.

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Listeriosis in Goats
December 9, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Listeriosis, also called Circling Disease and Silage sickness, is a life-threatening disease caused by bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria ivanovii. Listeria is zoonotic and can be transferred to humans. It thrives in aerobic conditions and can withstand temperatures from 34-113 degrees F. It persists almost anywhere, including soil, manure piles, gastrointestinal
tracts, the top layer of silage, and moldy hay or feed. It is also commonly found in the feces of infected birds, animals, fish, and insects as well as sewage.

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Making Goat Milk Fudge
December 8, 2019 · · Home Dairy

I posted on Instagram about this glorious goat milk fudge and contacted Kristin to openly beg for a recipe and request an interview. She told me she’d think about it. “I’ve spent years perfecting this recipe, and the nature of fudge is so finicky,” she said.

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Making Goat Milk Caramels
December 7, 2019 · · Home Dairy

This fast-approaching holiday season has everyone scrambling to find some tasty, quality candy recipes. Have you tried making goats milk caramel?

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It’s Written on Goats’ Faces
December 6, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Do goat faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. Are goats smart? Goats make and respond to facial …

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Finding the Balance: Maintaining Health with Goat Minerals
December 5, 2019 · · Health

Supplementation of goat minerals is required for good health but improper supplementation can be dangerous, even deadly.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
December 3, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But …

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Miracle the Bionic Goat
November 27, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Little Miracle was an incredibly lucky pygmy goat kid. A traumatic birth left her so disabled her owner and rescuer needed to decide whether or not to …

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Breed Profile: French Alpine Goats
November 24, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: French Alpine Goats Origin: A landrace in the Swiss Alps, this hardy, agile breed adapted well to the rocky, dry landscape, extremes of temperature, and scarcity …

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