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Are Goats Smart? Revealing Goat Intelligence
August 23, 2020 · · Ownership

Are goats smart? And why is it important for goat owners to understand how goats think? Research provides evidence that goats need an interesting environment and our understanding of their point of view.

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Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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Breed Profile: Pygmy Goats
August 17, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Pygmy goats are of West African origin and are characterized by their short legs and face due to genetic dwarfism. Their sturdy bodies and hardiness confer utility in their native countries.

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All About Goat Wattles

By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area. hanging from the throat area. There are goat breeders themselves who have interesting theories on how, why, and what goat wattles are for.

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9 Things to Consider Before Raising Goats for Milk
August 12, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Thinking about raising goats for milk? There are many goat milk benefits, including making goat cheese or learning how to make goat milk soap.

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Listeriosis in Goats: Dangers of Feeding Moldy Hay
August 7, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

Circling Disease and Silage Sickness are other names for listeriosis in goats, commonly associated with feeding moldy hay.

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Goat Journal September/October 2020
August 5, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2020 is in-home August 27th, but Backyard Goats members can read it NOW! Subscribe for stories on artificial insemination, conceiving doelings vs. bucklings, hermaphroditism, goat-friendly housing, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Valais Blackneck goat!

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How to Trim Goat Hooves for Overall Health
August 5, 2020 · · Health

Trimming goat hooves is essential to good goat health. Overgrown hooves can hide diseased tissue, and lead to a slow painful decline in the goat’s overall condition.

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That Scary Goat!

What contributes to scary goat behavior and how can we reduce that likelihood? Let’s explore that so that you seldom to never have a scary goat!

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Registering Your Goat
August 5, 2020 · · Ownership

Goat registries are very beneficial when you want to have the best of a particular breed. Find a list of goat registries here.

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