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Goats, Sheep And Deer Worm
February 3, 2022 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow During 30-plus years of raising dairy goats, I had never heard of meningeal deer worm until December of 2013, when I lost that season’s best young doe and my …

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Kat’s Corner: Dehorning Goats and Trail First Aid

Katherine Drovdahl answers reader questions about dehorning goats past the age of disbudding, what to do if your doe has a hard udder, and first-aid items to carry for your pack goats!

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Improving Milk Stand Behavior Problems

Add to Favorites By Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP We are going to look at several common causes of behavior issues on the goat milking stand so …

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Selecting the Best Dairy Goat Breeds
January 31, 2022 · · Home Dairy

What are the best dairy goat breeds? This depends on what you are looking for. The most prolific milk producers? A breed that does well in small spaces or under certain climate extremes?

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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Goat Milk
January 28, 2022 · · 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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7 Great Ways to Make Aged Goat Cheese!
January 27, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Many hobby goat owners end up making goat cheese at some point, but fewer venture into aged goat cheese. This might be because aged cheese takes more time, uses more equipment (check out our homemade cheese press plan), and may involve a few more ingredients.

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DIY Cheese Cave: An Affordable Option
January 26, 2022 · · Home Dairy

I’ve been making Parmesan cheese for two years and loving it. While my Parmesan was turning out fantastic, my biggest challenge was figuring out how to make a DIY cheese cave that wasn’t a mold machine.

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Angora Goats and Soil Health
January 25, 2022 · · Ownership

Angora goats make unique contributions to the environment. Their long hair sequesters large amounts of carbon ingested from their forage, helping to reduce global warming.

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Identifying and Treating Goat Pink Eye
January 25, 2022 · · Health

Goat pink eye, formerly called infectious keratoconjunctivitis, refers to inflammation of both the cornea and conjunctiva. Caused by several different bacteria, goat pink eye usually leaves no long-term damage.

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Goat Medications and First-Aid Must-Haves
January 24, 2022 · · Health

Goats hurt themselves in so many ways. The medicine cabinet should include goat medications for treating external wounds like cuts, bruises, and sores. Goats may need internal first aid, too.

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