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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 8, 2020 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather.

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Dairy Herd Improvement
November 7, 2020 · · Home Dairy

If you have dairy goats, you’ve probably heard of DHI, DHIA, and DHIR, in association with USDA, ADGA, and AGS. Is it really worth it?

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk
November 6, 2020 · · Home Dairy

There are many good reasons for raising dairy goats, and this article is the best place to start for more information about the best goats for milk.

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Pregnant Goat Care
November 1, 2020 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring kidding is one of my favorite times of the year on the farm and there is much to do to prepare yourself and your doe for the new arrivals.

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Breed Profile: French Alpine Goats
November 1, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

French Alpine goats are France’s favorite breed, often used for commercial production in France. They are also valued in the United States as a highly productive dairy goat with a people-friendly nature.

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Fraga Farmstead and Creamery
October 30, 2020 · · Home Dairy

A half-hour west of Portland, Oregon, on 33.5 acres that have been farmed since the 1920s, Fraga Farmstead and Creamery was the first goat dairy to be certified through Oregon Tilth; a legacy that the creamery takes seriously.

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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Goat Milk
October 29, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Many people overlook goat milk as a source of nutrition. But it isn’t for everyone. Though it has benefits, there are also disadvantages of goat milk.

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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
October 29, 2020 · · Health

If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats alert your nose that breeding season has begun.

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Breed Profile: Kri-Kri Goat
October 21, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The kri-kri goat has lived feral on Crete for thousands of years since the early days of agriculture, revealing a glimpse of early goat domestication.

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A Crash Course for Goat Breeding Season
October 17, 2020 · · Health

Call it procreation, replication, or proliferation; goats do it too and they do it well. It’s goat breeding season. 

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