feral-goats

Why Do Goats Flap Their Tongues?
August 1, 2022 · · Ownership

Why do goats flap their tongues and wag their tails? These are some of the courtship rituals goats use to attract mates. Read on for more signs of estrus (goat heat) and readiness for mating.

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Miniature Goat Breeds: What Exactly Makes a Goat Miniature?
May 21, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Miniature goat breeds are small lines developed from larger parent breeds or from crossing a larger breed with a dwarf goat. It’s important to know how large your teacup goat will be full grown.

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
May 17, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Old Irish goats are Ireland’s ancient landrace, hardy to its climate, but have become an endangered rare goat breed. Conservationists are using their innate skills to protect them and the environment.

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Breed Profile: Australian Cashmere Goats
January 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Australian Cashmere goats were developed from native bush goats in Australia, providing the famously soft cashmere wool and eco-friendly land management.

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Goat Images Take the Podium
October 5, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats recognize emotion in images of goats’ faces; goats look to humans for help and learn from us; goats’ personality differences affect learning … and many more research findings!

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Breed Profile: Hawaiian Ibex Goats
March 22, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The Hawaiian Ibex goat is a feral domestic goat that returned to a wild state on the Hawaiian Islands over 250 years. They are excellent foragers and can be employed to manage vegetation.

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Breed Profile: Kri-Kri Goat
February 16, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

The kri-kri goat has lived feral on Crete for thousands of years since the early days of agriculture, revealing a glimpse of early goat domestication.

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
January 10, 2020 · · Ownership

Biodiversity is vital to livestock as well as to the environment. Heeding the warnings of the UN, we can improve genetic diversity in our goat herds by preserving landrace and rare breeds.

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Feral Goats: Their Lives and Loves
August 25, 2019 · · Ownership

Feral goats live in the wild in many places around the world. They preserve the species’ survival skills and the genes of old and rare breeds that will help domestic goats survive climate change.

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Changes to The IDGR

Add to Favorites by Peggy Boone The International Dairy Goat Registry has been a vital resource to goat and sheep producers for over 30 years. Now the IDGR is under …

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