caring-for-goats

Preparing Goats for Fall and Winter
November 27, 2022 · · Health

Whether you have a cold hardy breed or not, fall and winter aren’t quite as carefree for our four-legged organic lawn mowers. Steps can and should be taken for making them healthier and more comfortable for the colder climates.

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The Basics of Caring for Goats
November 17, 2022 · · Health

When building a herd health program from the ground up, beginning with the basics of caring for goats is best. One needs to consider the basics of the environment for the herd, their nutrition program, hoof care, and fiber care.

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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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What to Know Before You Buy a Goat
October 25, 2022 · · Ownership

Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road.

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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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How to House Goats Harmoniously
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How to house goats with the minimum of conflict and stress, providing access for all to feed and resting places, while making the most of space. A goat-friendly perspective on barn design.

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Elder Goat Care: Preparation and Treatment Tips
August 2, 2022 · · Health, Ownership

The elder goat needs special care to ensure good health and welfare. We need to give extra attention to diet, body condition, hooves, mobility, comfort, and signs of illness or inability to thrive. Here are some signs to look for and solutions we can offer.

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What is the Best Hay for Goats?
July 16, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Why should you approach goat feed with scientific precision? The answer is simple: To maximize the health of the animal. But what is the best hay for goats?

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Kat’s Corner: Answers about What to Feed Goats

Kat’s Caprine Corner answers your pressing goat questions. In this issue: What to feed goats. And will poison hemlock hurt my animals?

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Breed Profile: Savanna Goats
July 12, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Savanna goats are white South African meat goats that have adapted to the harsh environment of the African veld. They are hardy, fecund, and resilient in similar climates.

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