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How to Make Cheese Curds for Hard Cheese
November 5, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Many dairy goat owners quickly learn how to make cheese curds and turn goat milk into soft cheese, but hard cheeses can be intimidating. Recipes may look …

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The Doe Code
October 27, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Goat Care During Fire Season
October 12, 2019 · · 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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Essential Goat Hoof Trimming Tips
September 26, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Natasha Lovell – Typical goat hoof trimming should be completed every two to three months, and is a critical component of caring for goats. Usually, this is a routine task that …

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
September 11, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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A Blind Calf and Her Guide Goat
July 3, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Rosie looked like a normal, healthy calf. But owner Rick Friday soon learned she was blind and needed a friend to show her the way. This is …

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Goats, Sheep And Deer Worm
June 29, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow During 30-plus years of raising dairy goats, I had never heard of meningeal deer worm until December of 2013, when I lost that season’s best young doe and my …

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The Udder Scoop on Goat Teats

Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. For all types of goat udders, wellness and structure are important for longevity, management, kid productivity, and rate of gain, and health factors.

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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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