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Essential Goat Hoof Trimming Tips

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 involves little more than some quick cuts with the trimming tool to keep the hoof level and the goat walking comfortably.

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How to Make Cheese Curds for Hard Cheese
July 6, 2020 · · Home Dairy

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 daunting because they are longer and more involved, and your equipment needs will increase.

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Kat’s Corner: Answers about What to Feed Goats

Kat’s Caprine Corner answers your pressing goat questions. In this issue: What to feed goats. And will poison hemlock hurt my animals?

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Goat Worms and Other Medicine Considerations

Anyone raising goats for any length of time has had a sick animal, whether with goat worms or infections. Our primary concern is doing whatever is necessary to get the goat well, as soon as possible.

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Pack Goats: Packing Quite a Kick!
January 26, 2020 · · 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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The Doe Code
October 27, 2019 · · 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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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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Brain Training for Happy Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Selective breeding brings about obvious changes in size, conformation, and yield. Additional physical and behavioral changes accompany selection for any specific trait, and these are sometimes quite unexpected.

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