dairy-breeds

Why Do Goats Faint?
July 16, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Have you ever walked up to a herd of goats and wondered, “Why do goats faint?” Maybe a few of the goats dropped over with stiff legs! You may have …

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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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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat

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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Back From the Vet: Caprine Arthritis & Encephalitis

If you have been in the goat industry for much time, it is highly likely that you have heard of CAE. Aside from being just another acronym to worry about, what exactly is it?

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Changes to The IDGR

by Peggy Boone The International Dairy Goat Registry has been a vital resource to goat and sheep producers for over 30 years. Now the IDGR is under new ownership and …

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats

Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.

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How Long is Goat Gestation?
March 14, 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 …

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
March 14, 2019 . · 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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How to Treat Goat Diseases and Illnesses Naturally

When it comes to goat diseases and illnesses, there are many ways to care for dairy goats naturally, without chemical intervention.

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All About Goat Wattles

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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