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Adventures in Making Goat Butter
May 11, 2019 . · Home Dairy

The first time I tried making goat butter, I didn’t have a cream separator. I didn’t have much of anything. But I tried anyway. To be honest, I didn’t even …

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Listeriosis in Goats: Dangers of Feeding Moldy Hay
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Housing

Circling Disease and Silage Sickness are other names for listeriosis in goats, commonly associated with feeding moldy hay. Listeriosis is a life-threatening disease primarily caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes; however, …

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Goat Illnesses from Floods, Fires, and Evacuations

Katherine Drovdahl, MH CR CA DipHIr CEIT QTP answers questions about evacuation, relocation, and goat illnesses resulting from disasters. Is your goat coughing? Is a big storm on the way?

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Breath of Life – Looking after Goats’ Lungs

By Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP Looking after goats can be challenging. Of all the conditions that can affect goats, lungs tend to be the weakest link …

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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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8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
March 14, 2019 . · Home Dairy

Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts can enhance your …

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Making Goat Milk Caramels
March 14, 2019 . · Home Dairy

This fast-approaching holiday season has everyone scrambling to find some tasty, quality candy recipes. Have you tried making goats milk caramel?

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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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Summertime Calls for Goat Milk Ice Cream

Ice cream using whole goat milk is fantastic. However, plan to eat it up, as it will freeze hard as a rock and will not be easy to dip. Using half cream and half whole milk will make an ice cream that will not freeze so hard and it will be easy to scoop, just like the store-bought stuff.

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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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