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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
March 14, 2019 · · 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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Tube Feeding Baby Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment.

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Raising Goats Can Lead to Four-Legged Best Friends

Raising goats throughout your life can result in having hundreds of goats leaving hoof prints on your heart and memories that go deeper than the pages of a scrapbook.

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The Udderly EZ Goat Milking Machine Makes Life Easier

So what do you do if your arms hurt too much to milk your goats? And how can a goat milking machine help?

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Getting Started with Meat Goat Farming

Are you interested in meat goat farming? There’s a lot of published advice out there. But if you want the best direction, ask someone with a successful track record.

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7 Great Ways to Make Aged Goat Cheese!
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Many hobby goat owners end up making goat cheese at some point, but fewer venture into aged goat cheese. This might be because aged cheese takes more time, uses more equipment (check out our homemade cheese press plan), and may involve a few more ingredients.

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The Gift of Rennet

Back in 2002, I had the privilege of touring France with a group consisting mostly of amateur and professional cheesemakers from all over the U.S. And it was on this tour that I began to develop a deeper understanding of the true importance and value of rennet.

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Types of Coagulants for Cheesemaking

Coagulating substances obtained from plants were probably the earliest alternative “rennets” and are what you would call true vegetable rennets. There’s a surprisingly long list of plant-based coagulants available.

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Chèvre Cheese With Rascleberry Appetizer
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Chèvre cheese is a soft mild cheese made from goat milk. It is a simple two ingredient recipe, perfect for the beginning cheesemaker like myself. The first …

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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Runny Goat Nose and Leaking Does

Kat Drovdahl answers your questions about runny goat noses, kids with diarrhea, leaking does, milk production drops and whether you should let your goat eat frozen clover.

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