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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
November 14, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 8, 2020 · · 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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A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk
November 6, 2020 · · Home Dairy

There are many good reasons for raising dairy goats, and this article is the best place to start for more information about the best goats for milk.

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Pregnant Goat Care
November 1, 2020 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s that 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. Spring kidding is one of my favorite times of the year on the farm and there is much to do to prepare yourself and your doe for the new arrivals.

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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
October 13, 2020 · · Health

Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected.

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
October 1, 2020 · · 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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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders
September 30, 2020 · · Health

Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes an individual will exhibit signs of mastitis.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
September 26, 2020 · · 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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Goat Training Fundamentals
August 25, 2020 · · 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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Listeriosis in Goats: Dangers of Feeding Moldy Hay
August 7, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

Circling Disease and Silage Sickness are other names for listeriosis in goats, commonly associated with feeding moldy hay.

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