goat-behavior

Are Goats Smart? Revealing Goat Intelligence
May 12, 2022 · · Ownership

Are goats smart? And why is it important for goat owners to understand how goats think? Research provides evidence that goats need an interesting environment and our understanding of their point of view.

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Goat Behavior Demystified
March 26, 2022 · · Ownership

Goat behavior can sometimes be disconcerting and seem illogical. When we see goats in the light of their natural lives, their behavior makes sense. Wondering why goats headbutt, climb, waste food, and escape? Read on!

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How to Care for a Rejected Baby Goat
February 28, 2022 · · Health

Add to Favorites Whatever the reason behind it, a rejected kid goat needs care right away. There isn’t much we can do to prevent rejection but we can be ready …

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The Evolution of a Dairy Farming Business Plan
November 17, 2021 · · Home Dairy

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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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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How to Deal with an Aggressive Goat
September 18, 2021 · · Ownership

You may receive varied advice for how to deal with an aggressive goat, but there are definitely techniques you should and should not use, and these coincide with how goats see us as herd members.

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Why Does My Goat Paw at Me? Caprine Communication
September 1, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats are sensitive to human body language and they try to communicate with us. It’s important to understand their behavior and know how they read ours.

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How Much Space Do Goats Need?
August 5, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

How much space do goats need in the barn and at the hay rack to avoid aggression and get their fill? How much land do they need for adequate grazing at pasture? Research reveals answers that vary according to individual goat needs.

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Goat Training Fundamentals
August 2, 2021 · · Ownership

Goats are learning all the time and can be trained using positive reinforcement techniques, making life more fun and harmonious for you and your goats.

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Introducing New Goats: How to Minimize Stress
April 11, 2021 · · Ownership

Introducing a new goat to the herd or a single goat is stressful, especially for the new goat. Here’s how to make it easier …

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