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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
August 28, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

The Saanen goat is the largest of the dairy goat breeds. Growing to 130 to 145 pounds, the Saanen breed is one of the best goats for milk. This breed is a consistent high-volume …

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Feral Goats: Their Lives and Loves
August 25, 2019 · · Ownership

Feral goats live wild in many habitats due to widespread release of domestic animals over the last 250 years. Sailors, such as Captain Cook, released dual-purpose goats onto Pacific islands, …

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Nubian Goats: The Key Breed Facts

The Anglo-Nubian goat, or simply Nubian goat in the United States, was developed in Great Britain of native milking stock and goats from the Middle East and North Africa. Its distinguishing characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a “Roman” nose.

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Is Raw Milk Illegal?
July 29, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Humans have enjoyed raw milk benefits for millennia. But now only 28 American states allow the sale of raw milk and it is illegal in Canada. Why is raw milk …

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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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Rotational Grazing at BF Farm
June 9, 2019 · · Ownership

Through trial and error, Mark Bengtson and Jodey Fulcher have implemented a rotational grazing system that has allowed them to eventually stop using chemical deworming agents on their livestock.

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Are Goats Smart? Reading Goats’ Minds
May 10, 2019 · · Ownership

Are goats smart? And why is it important for goat owners to understand how goats think?

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Goats on TV
May 1, 2019 · · Ownership

Buttercups goats are a mixed group of goats rescued or rehomed from various backgrounds. Their demonstrable intelligence is featured in UK and European TV shows, as well as in scientific research.

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How Do Goats Think and Feel?
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Have you ever wondered what your goats are thinking and how they feel about life? Such questions encouraged Elodie Briefer, a Swiss animal behavior researcher specializing in acoustic communication, to …

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Goats Prefer People with Smiling, Happy Faces
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy,Ownership

Researchers aimed to find out by watching goats at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, England, and recording their reactions to photographs of different human expressions. They found that goats prefer people who were smiling.

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