goat-breeds

Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
January 19, 2021 · · Health

Goat lice are very common in winter months, and finding them does not mean you are a bad herdsman. If you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they are not there.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 29, 2020 · · Home Dairy

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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When Were Goats Domesticated, and Where?
November 23, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

When and where were goats domesticated and how was it done? As one of the first farm animals domesticated from a wild goat species, goats have a fascinating past and give insights into early human history.

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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
November 14, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Goat Milk
October 29, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Many people overlook goat milk as a source of nutrition. But it isn’t for everyone. Though it has benefits, there are also disadvantages of goat milk.

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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
October 29, 2020 · · Health

If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats alert your nose that breeding season has begun.

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Breed Profile: Kri-Kri Goat
October 21, 2020 · · 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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Selecting a Dairy Goat Breed
September 27, 2020 · · Home Dairy

The fun of having goats starts with choosing which goat breed to get and plenty are available to choose from. More than 200 goat breeds have been developed worldwide, not all of which may be found in North America.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
September 26, 2020 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.

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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
September 24, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

The Saanen goat is the largest of the dairy goat breeds. Growing to 130 to 145 pounds, the Saanen breed is one of the best goats for milk.

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