breeding

Do You Know the Difference Between Goats and Sheep?
February 25, 2020 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Do you know the difference between goats and sheep? I know, being a fiber goat shepherd, I often see people who mistake one species for the other.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk
February 23, 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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Fun with Miniature Goats

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.

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All About Goat Wattles
January 19, 2020 · · Ownership

By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area. hanging from the throat area. There are goat breeders themselves who have interesting theories on how, why, and what goat wattles are for.

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
January 10, 2020 · · 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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The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding
January 5, 2020 · · Health

While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended.

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
December 31, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat
December 15, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora goat.

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How Long is Goat Gestation?
December 13, 2019 · · Health

When raising dairy goats, the first step is breeding the doe. You may then wonder, “How long is goat gestation?” Taking a look through the entire process will set you up for a more successful start.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
December 3, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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