breeding-goats

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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A Crash Course for Goat Breeding Season
September 9, 2022 · · 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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Why Do Goats Flap Their Tongues?
August 1, 2022 · · Ownership

Why do goats flap their tongues and wag their tails? These are some of the courtship rituals goats use to attract mates. Read on for more signs of estrus (goat heat) and readiness for mating.

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Saving the Arapawa Goats
July 2, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

“They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand Arapawa goat, is one of the rarest in the world.

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Breed Profile: Australian Cashmere Goats
January 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Australian Cashmere goats were developed from native bush goats in Australia, providing the famously soft cashmere wool and eco-friendly land management.

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Angelica and the Magnificent Seven
December 7, 2021 · · Kids' Corner

Finally, after two and a half hours, this amazing mama goat had seventh healthy babies: two doelings and five bucklings. The Millers had never heard of goat septuplets, so they looked it up. Angelica had just set a new world record!

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Breed Profile: Boer Goats
May 3, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Boer Goats were developed in South Africa as a meat resource from local landrace goats. They have become an internationally renowned breed. They are well-adapted to the hot, dry climate of the veld.

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
January 10, 2020 · · Ownership

Biodiversity is vital to livestock as well as to the environment. Heeding the warnings of the UN, we can improve genetic diversity in our goat herds by preserving landrace and rare breeds.

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Goat Journal September/October 2019
August 21, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

The September/October 2019 issue of Goat Journal is now available! Subscribe for valuable stories on breeding season, predators, 13 goat symptoms you should NEVER ignore, and more!

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