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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
August 21, 2019 · · Ownership

We have been able to improve livestock production due to their wide genetic diversity. However, looking closely, improvements in productivity have come at a heavy price of increased health issues and nutritional demands.

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Fun with Miniature Goats

By Angela von Weber-Hahnsberg – Goats of all shapes and sizes, including miniature goats, have a wonderful way of bringing people together, of creating community between all different kinds of folks. From large-scale dairy goat owners …

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Why Do Goats Faint?

Have you ever walked up to a herd of goats and wondered, “Why do goats faint?” Maybe a few of the goats dropped over with stiff legs! You may have …

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Brain Training for Happy Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Selective breeding brings about obvious changes in size, conformation, and yield. Additional physical and behavioral changes accompany selection for any specific trait, and these are sometimes quite unexpected.

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The Secret Life of a Goat Caddy

In the mountains of Oregon, 150 young goats applied to a rigorous training program for a job that promised to rescue them from the dead-end restaurant service they were born …

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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Starting a Dairy Goat Farming Business Plan
March 14, 2019 · · 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 …

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How to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Learning how to dehorn a goat is a task to understand before breeding, if you are preparing to keep a milking doe. Early disbudding makes the horn buds unable to become …

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
March 14, 2019 · · Health

If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But all pregnant goats …

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