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Fun with Miniature Goats

By Angela von Weber-Hahnsberg – Goats of all shapes and sizes, including miniature goats, have a wonderful way of bringing people together, of creating community between all different kinds of folks. From large-scale dairy goat owners …

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Keeping Goats With Chickens
July 10, 2019 . · Ownership

Keeping goats with chickens is possible and can benefit both species. So you’ve had chickens for a while and are enjoying those awesomely flavorful homegrown eggs. Now maybe you’re thinking …

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Nutritional Differences of Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk
July 6, 2019 . · Home Dairy

by Rebecca Sanderson What is the difference between goat milk vs. cow milk? Being similar livestock-type animals, the overall composition of their respective milks are quite similar, but they do …

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Breed Profile: Boer Goats
July 1, 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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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

by Katherine Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP Do you have poisonous plants for goats on your property? Check this list then consult your extension office find what else …

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Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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It’s Written on Goats’ Faces
June 23, 2019 . · Ownership

by Tamsin Cooper Do goat faces express their feelings? And do they recognize ours? Animal behavior researchers are busy finding out. Are goats smart? Goats make and respond to facial …

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Goats
June 20, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: San Clemente goats or San Clemente Island (SCI) goats Origin: Introduced in 1875 to San Clemente Island (57 square miles) from Santa Catalina Island, both of which are Channel …

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When Are Goats Good Pets?
June 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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Therapy Goats: From Hoof to The Heart

Meet a special type of caprine: Therapy goats. They’re on an important mission: To bring love, affection, laughter, and calmness to people ailing in mind, body, or spirit.

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