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Goats in Kuwait
April 14, 2021 · · Ownership

Was it fate or serendipity, on a Sunday drive, when a chance meeting presented itself to an American woman in a foreign country?

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Baby Goat Care: Bottle, Udder, or Both?
April 14, 2021 · · Health

Before spring kids arrive, think about how you want to raise them. Will you bottle raise them, dam raise them, or do a little of both?

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Why Register a Dairy Goat

Registering a dairy goat involves time and expense. Here are a few reasons this relatively small investment will pay off.

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The Heritability of Udder Traits
April 14, 2021 · · Health

Many udder traits are hereditary. Ideally, selection occurs when choosing a buck and doe for breeding. Neither should have undesirable traits.

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Behooveful

Pastoral goat husbandry is a little-known practice among American farmsteads and production enterprises. Yet the world over, this unrivaled method of raising goats still endures.

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Goat Prolapses and Placentas
April 12, 2021 · · Health

There are things we expect to come out of a doe at kidding — and things we expect to stay in. Sometimes the unexpected occurs. Like a goat prolapse.

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Umbilical Cord Care: Avoiding Joint Ill in Goats
April 12, 2021 · · Health

Navel ill, more commonly known as joint ill in goats, occurs from bacteria entering the body usually via the umbilical cord.

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
April 12, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Poitou goats are known in France as native to the Marais Poitevin, in the ancient province of Poitou, western France. A popular legend claims that goats were left by Arab warriors after their defeat in 732 at the battle of Poitiers.

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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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