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Natural DIY Goat Teat Wash
April 3, 2020 · · Health

With milking goats comes the need to have a good goat teat wash on hand. Preferably one which does not contain bleach or any other harsh chemicals. 

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner May/June 2020

Katherine Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP answers reader questions about staph on udders, investing in higher-quality goats, and turning goats out to new pastures.

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Alpenthal’s Goats
April 2, 2020 · · Ownership

Nestled in a small valley in the Black Hills of Wyoming, you will find Alpenthal’s Goats. Tanja Miller brings her Swiss heritage to a large cattle ranch.

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Goat Milk and Life
April 2, 2020 · · Ownership

Quite a few tourists make their way to Chana’s little farm. Many of these visitors come for one particular reason: treatment for a skin ailment. This treatment doesn’t come in the form of lotions or ointments; it comes from the goat milk itself.

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Back from The Vet: Antibiotic Use in Goats

Antibiotics have been, and continue to be, a hot button item. Their use, especially in livestock, is becoming increasingly more controversial. As concern for antibiotic resistance rises, federal and state regulations are further restricting their use.

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The Goats’ Journey

By Sophia Rotoli, age 11. My name is Starbeam. I am an Angora goat. I live with my mother, Moonleaf, and I have one brother, named Clover. We live in a small patch of forest in the middle of nowhere.

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Goat Journal May/June 2020
April 2, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

The May/June 2020 issue of Goat Journal arrives in-home April 23rd, but Backyard Goats Members can read it now! Subscribe for valuable stories on using Lutalyse, human pregnancy risks when raising goats, proper dairy sanitation, a Breed Profile on Nubian goats, and new ideas to use up that extra milk!

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Determining the Best Hay for Goats
March 30, 2020 · · Goat Notes

When goats can’t browse, they need hay (3% to 4% of their body weight, per day) for their rumens to function properly. This can be fed free-choice or twice a day.

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How to Raise Goats In Your Backyard

You’ve decided to get a goat or two and try them for awhile, but don’t know where to start. If you have never owned any livestock before, but want to learn how to raise goats in your backyard, getting started is a simple but big step.

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A Homemade Buttermilk Recipe, Two Ways!
March 22, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Where can you find a homemade buttermilk recipe to suit your cooking needs? And is making buttermilk difficult?

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