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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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Starting a Dairy Goat Farming Business Plan
April 18, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Adding a dairy goat farming business plan to your homestead goals takes careful thought and preparation. In addition to purchasing the necessary livestock, dairy goat supplies must be purchased and the facility readied.

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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk

When you’re learning goat farming basics, it pays to ask yourself if you want to raise your dairy goats for organic goat milk. It’s a question asked more frequently, as people in the U.S. get more interested in growing and eating organic foods.

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Urinary Calculi in Goats – EMERGENCY!
April 15, 2022 · · Health

Urinary calculi in goats and sheep is a common and mostly preventable livestock health issue. While it is slightly different in each species, it has many similar causes, symptoms, and prevention.

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Roy’s Victory over Sore Mouth in Goats
April 14, 2022 · · Health

Follow Roy, a nine-year-old Nigerian Dwarf buck show goat, in his journey from exposure to recovery through sore mouth in goats

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Breed Profile: Arapawa Goat
April 13, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Arapawa goat, feral for centuries on a remote island in New Zealand, is a unique source of hardy genes, providing a thrifty, self-sufficient nature. The breed is a precious resource for goat biodiversity and needs urgent conservation.

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Pneumonia In Goats

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults.

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Udder Despair: Mastitis in Goats
April 7, 2022 · · Health

Knowing how to diagnose this infection as early as possible, as well as how to treat mastitis in goats, are crucial if you want to maintain the long-term udder and overall health of your doe and to keep your milk production losses to a minimum.

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Goat Journal May/June 2022
April 6, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal May/June 2022 is in homes April 21st, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on giving injections and vaccinations, avoiding goat scams, the controversy of dehorning, and the best dairy goat breeds. PLUS: do herbal dewormers really work?

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Goat Prolapses and Placentas
April 4, 2022 · · 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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