animals

Historical Background of Alpine Goats
December 15, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Goats, including Alpine goats, are believed to be the first animal domesticated by man. Bones of goats have been found in caves along with evidence of human inhabitation of those caves.

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 27, 2022 · · 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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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
November 22, 2022 · · Health, Ownership

As with humans, ample planning is needed prior to a goat delivery. And in a perfect world, this exciting time would go by without a hitch, and usually does go well, but sometimes goes wrong in every conceivable way.

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How to Make Butter in Your Kitchen, in Minutes!
November 17, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Follow this short tutorial to learn how to make butter using raw or pasteurized cream, cow or goat milk, cultured or quick, with or without electricity.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 17, 2022 · · Home Dairy

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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Want to Offer Goat Cheese for Sale?
November 2, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Many people who keep dairy goats would love to offer their goat cheese for sale. But how easy (and legal) is this to do?

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The Secret Life of a Goat Caddy
October 5, 2022 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Four goats passed the class with flying colors and proved to the world they could make it as a goat caddy.

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Pack Goats: Packing Quite a Kick!
October 5, 2022 · · Ownership

Hiking with pack goats is gaining popularity. Pack goat breeds range from Kiko goats to Saanens to Toggenburgs. But five factors outweigh which breed you choose.

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Pregnant Goat Care
October 5, 2022 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s the 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.

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Goat Care During Fire Season
October 4, 2022 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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