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

Feral goats live wild in many habitats due to widespread release of domestic animals over the last 250 years. Sailors, such as Captain Cook, released dual-purpose goats onto Pacific islands, …

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
August 21, 2019 · · Ownership

We have been able to improve livestock production due to their wide genetic diversity. However, looking closely, improvements in productivity have come at a heavy price of increased health issues and nutritional demands.

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Breed Profile: Pygmy Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Pygmy goats are of West African origin and are characterized by their short legs and face due to genetic dwarfism. Their sturdy bodies and hardiness confer utility in their native countries.

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: Poitou goat, Poitevine goat, or Poitevin goat. In French, the female is chèvre Poitevine, while the male is bouc Poitevin. Origin: Poitou goats are known in France as native …

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Goat Images Take the Podium
March 14, 2019 · · 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: French Alpine Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: French Alpine Goats Origin: A landrace in the Swiss Alps, this hardy, agile breed adapted well to the rocky, dry landscape, extremes of temperature, and scarcity of vegetation. In …

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Historical Background of Alpine Goats

Goats, including Alpine goats, are believed to be the first animal domesticated by man. Bones of goats have been found in caves along with evidence of human inhabitation of those caves.

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How to Treat Goat Diseases and Illnesses Naturally
March 14, 2019 · · Health

When it comes to goat diseases and illnesses, there are many ways to care for dairy goats naturally, without chemical intervention.

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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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