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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 27, 2022 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather.

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The Doe Code
November 22, 2022 · · Ownership

Oh, the game is strong with this experienced one… She knows the Doe Code all too well! Contractions about a minute apart. Why is our goat in labor tonight?

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The Secret Life of a Goat Caddy
October 5, 2022 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Four goats passed the class with flying colors and proved to the world they could make it as a goat caddy.

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Pack Goats: Packing Quite a Kick!
October 5, 2022 · · Ownership

Hiking with pack goats is gaining popularity. Pack goat breeds range from Kiko goats to Saanens to Toggenburgs. But five factors outweigh which breed you choose.

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Pregnant Goat Care
October 5, 2022 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s the time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does.

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Goat Care During Fire Season
October 4, 2022 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food
September 28, 2022 · · Ownership

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
September 14, 2022 · · Health

Goat lice are very common in winter months, and finding them does not mean you are a bad herdsman. If you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they are not there.

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
September 9, 2022 · · Health

Knowing the facts about goats and having the ability to recognize goat heat will equip you to take appropriate measures to either get your doe bred or keep her from getting pregnant, whichever is your goal.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
August 20, 2022 · · Health

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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