breeding

Weed Eating Goats Tackle a Noxious Problem
May 23, 2019 . · Ownership

This is the secret life of weed eating goats. Imagine being trained to love a certain food. You start at home as a kid eating it with your mother. Later …

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Are Goats Smart? Reading Goats’ Minds
May 10, 2019 . · Ownership

Are goats smart? And why is it important for goat owners to understand how goats think?

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The Evolution of a Dairy Farming Business Plan

The small family dairy farm in Indiana run by Alan Yegerlehner produces grass-fed milk products, marketed from their pasture dairy. This has been their dairy farming business plan for generations.

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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders

By Nancy Nickel  Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes an individual will …

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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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Increase Return on Your Dairy Goat Investment

By Alexandria Becker Return on investment. Profits. Two terms that a college student in the Business field learns practically right off the bat. The thing is, both these terms mean …

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The Natural Lives of Goats and Their Kids
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Despite thousands of years of domestication, goats still retain most of their natural behavior when learning, exploring and socializing. I expect you’ve noticed how a dam leaves her kids asleep …

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Bucks Enjoy Enrichment Exercise

By Alex Becker – Dairy goats are social, energetic creatures. While most breeders keep several does together in the herd, often bucks are penned separately, mostly because they are harder …

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat

By Bessie Miller, Evelyn Acres Farm Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora. Half dairy and half fiber, …

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The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding

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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