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When Are Goats Good Pets?
January 9, 2020 · · Kids' Corner

Many people have become goat owners because they fell in love with a tiny goat kid and decided to give goat ownership a try. Are goats good pets if you don’t live on a farm or homestead?

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Goat Training Fundamentals
December 29, 2019 · · Ownership

Goats are learning all the time and can be trained using positive reinforcement techniques, making life more fun and harmonious for you and your goats.

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10 Amazing Benefits of Owning a Goat
November 9, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites For most goat people, the benefits of owning a goat far outweigh the hard work and high learning curve. Yes, they can be destructive little escape artists, …

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Top 9 Goat Predators In The United States
October 26, 2019 · · Ownership

Whether you are planning to build a herd or building a goat shelter, what goat predators do you need to think about?

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Training Brush Goats for Hire
September 10, 2019 · · Ownership

It makes sense to think about other ways (besides giving milk) that goats might contribute on your homestead, farm, or ranch. Brush control is one of those ways, and offering brush goats for hire can bring in a little cash.

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Can My Goat be Part of a Pet Therapy Program?
September 5, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

Pet therapy programs are currently taking off. People everywhere are realizing the benefits that can come from interaction with animals. Therapy animals come in many forms such as dogs, horses, llamas, rabbits, and yes, even goats.

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Selecting a Dairy Goat Breed
August 3, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites The fun of having goats starts with choosing which goat breed to get and plenty are available to choose from. More than 200 goat breeds have been …

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Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
July 5, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Accidental Ricotta. Isn’t all cheese intentional? Perhaps making ricotta cheese at home started with an ancient accident. A homesteader’s kitchen arsenal includes knowledge of crafting dairy products. …

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Therapy Goats: From Hoof to The Heart

Meet a special type of caprine: Therapy goats. They’re on an important mission: To bring love, affection, laughter, and calmness to people ailing in mind, body, or spirit.

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Goat Illnesses from Floods, Fires, and Evacuations

Katherine Drovdahl, MH CR CA DipHIr CEIT QTP answers questions about evacuation, relocation, and goat illnesses resulting from disasters. Is your goat coughing? Is a big storm on the way?

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