caring-for-goats

Preparing Goats for Fall and Winter
September 20, 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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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.

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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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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
May 21, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers

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

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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk

When you’re learning goat farming basics, it pays to ask yourself if you want to raise your dairy goats for organic goat milk. It’s a question asked more frequently, as people in the U.S. get more interested in growing and eating organic foods.

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The Basics of Caring for Goats
March 21, 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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How to House Goats Harmoniously
March 9, 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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