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Breed Profile: Chèvre des Fossés
September 3, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: chèvre des Fossés (ditch goat) or chèvre des Talus (bank goat) or chèvre commune de l’Ouest (landrace goat of western France). Origin: The chèvre des Fossés is local to Brittany, …

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Why Do Goats Faint?

Have you ever walked up to a herd of goats and wondered, “Why do goats faint?” Maybe a few of the goats dropped over with stiff legs! You may have …

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

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 senior breeding buck to …

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Rotational Grazing at BF Farm
June 9, 2019 · · Ownership

Through trial and error, Mark Bengtson and Jodey Fulcher have implemented a rotational grazing system that has allowed them to eventually stop using chemical deworming agents on their livestock.

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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!

Goats are many things: lively, intelligent, playful, curious, useful.  It’s the playfulness that can be the undoing of the novice goat-owner. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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Bucks Enjoy Enrichment Exercise

By Alex Becker – Dairy goats are social, energetic creatures. While most breeders keep several does together in the herd, often bucks are penned separately, mostly because they are harder …

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Goat with The Flow – Enthusiasts Rescue Goats From a Volcano
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

This is the courageous story of volunteers donning respirators and donating land and equipment to rescue goats and other livestock from the 2018 Kilauea eruption. And it all started with …

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Before You Start a Goat Dairy Farm …
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Many goat owners, at some point, wonder about beginning a goat dairy farm, be it a hobby or to supplement income. It can be a daunting task to undergo, not to mention the laws of certain states make it nearly impossible to sell milk or dairy products. I interviewed established owners to discover what they did, what worked, and their limitations.

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Scrapie in Goats, and Other Prion Diseases
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is just one of several prion diseases. They have no cure and can bring down an entire goat or sheep operation with one diagnosis. But what are prion diseases and why won’t antibiotics help?

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Rent a Goat, Build a Career!
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Jax Taylor’s rent-a-goat business started with heartbreak. Discharged from the Army, she searched for job prospects so she wouldn’t have to rehome her goats. The result morphed into a successful franchise …

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