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10 Amazing Benefits of Owning a Goat
May 1, 2019 . · Ownership

For most goat people, the benefits of owning a goat far outweigh the hard work and high learning curve. Yes, they can be destructive little escape artists, but they can …

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The Evolution of a Dairy Farming Business Plan

The small family dairy farm in Indiana run by Alan Yegerlehner produces grass-fed milk products, marketed from their pasture dairy. This has been their dairy farming business plan for generations.

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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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When Are Goats Good Pets?
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Many people have become goat owners because they fell in love with a tiny goat kid and decided to give goat ownership a try. Are goats good pets if you don’t live on a farm or homestead?

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Pregnant Goat Care
March 14, 2019 . · Health

It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring kidding is one …

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Breed Profile: Boer Goats
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: Boer goats (boer means farmer in Afrikaans) Origin: Afrikaners first noted landrace goats kept by indigenous tribes of the Cape provinces in South Africa and in Namibia in 1661. …

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How to House Goats Harmoniously
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Housing

We all want to live in peace. So do goats (believe it or not!) They have evolved a social system to avoid conflict. Problems occur when considering how to house …

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One Teat, Two Teats … A Third Teat?

You weren’t expecting a third teat when you flipped over that new kid, were you? If they breed goats long enough, every person is going to see a third teat …

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The Secret Life of a Goat Caddy
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

In the mountains of Oregon, 150 young goats applied to a rigorous training program for a job that promised to rescue them from the dead-end restaurant service they were born …

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A Weekend at Rendy
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

I pulled into the 2018 North American Pack Goat Association (NAPgA) Rendezvous nervous and unsure of what to expect. My nervousness lasted about 10 minutes and by the end of …

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