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Can Goats Swim? Dealing with Goats in The Water

Can goats swim? What should you do if you find your goat stuck in a stock tank? And what health issues should you watch for?

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Breed Profile: Chèvre des Fossés
September 3, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: chèvre des Fossés (ditch goat) or chèvre des Talus (bank goat) or chèvre commune de l’Ouest (landrace goat of western France). Origin: The chèvre des Fossés is local to Brittany, …

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk

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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9 Things to Consider Before Raising Goats for Milk
July 28, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Thinking about raising goats for milk? There are many goat milk benefits, including making goat cheese or learning how to make goat milk soap. But there are a few things to consider about raising goats …

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Goat Varieties for Hot Climates
July 5, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Different species of livestock react to heat waves and hot climates differently. Some goat varieties are more tolerant than others. All animals should receive special consideration and adjustments during periods …

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Making Goat Sausage: Recipes From the Farm

A basic goat sausage recipe is simple enough, just like any sausage recipe. It’s just ground, seasoned meat. But there are so many ways to cook, cure, air dry and smoke the different kinds that making sausage becomes an art.

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Goats, Sheep And Deer Worm
June 29, 2019 · · Health

By Gail Damerow During 30-plus years of raising dairy goats, I had never heard of meningeal deer worm until December of 2013, when I lost that season’s best young doe and my senior breeding buck to …

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
June 21, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, over many generations, …

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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
May 16, 2019 · · Health

Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected. All hoofed animals risk foot rot …

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Adventures in Making Goat Butter
May 11, 2019 · · Home Dairy

The first time I tried making goat butter, I didn’t have a cream separator. I didn’t have much of anything. But I tried anyway. To be honest, I didn’t even …

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