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.Read More
The Toggenburg goat is a Swiss dairy goat of long-standing reputation. Although smaller than most dairy breeds, she yields well and has great conformation and character.Read More
Nubian Goats are the most popular dairy breed in the United States and are perfect for cheesemaking. They are friendly, with an elegant and distinctive appearance of pendulous ears and roman nose. The breed was developed in Great Britain of native milking stock and goats from Asia and Africa.Read More
Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora goat.Read More
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 up for a more successful start.Read More
Goats are fun to raise, and many people milk goats for their own use (for milk, and maybe cheese or other goat milk products) and some milk goats commercially. Here are some tips for getting started with the best goats for milk.Read More
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 of high heat.
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.Read More
The Girgentana goat is one of Italy’s rare goat breeds with unique and valuable hardy traits and great potential for craft dairy products … and the most amazing horns!Read More