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What to do in a Kidding Emergency
November 22, 2022 · · Health

The vast majority of kidding in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to do in an emergency.

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The Kidding Kit: Be Ready for Goat Delivery
November 22, 2022 · · Health, Ownership

As with humans, ample planning is needed prior to a goat delivery. And in a perfect world, this exciting time would go by without a hitch, and usually does go well, but sometimes goes wrong in every conceivable way.

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How to Make Butter in Your Kitchen, in Minutes!
November 17, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Follow this short tutorial to learn how to make butter using raw or pasteurized cream, cow or goat milk, cultured or quick, with or without electricity.

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 17, 2022 · · Home Dairy

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

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Want to Offer Goat Cheese for Sale?
November 2, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Many people who keep dairy goats would love to offer their goat cheese for sale. But how easy (and legal) is this to do?

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Goat Hoof Trimming
October 25, 2022 · · Health

Goat hoof trimming is part of maintenance for keeping goats healthy. Regular goat hoof trimming will help prevent hoof rot.

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Goat Care During Fire Season
October 4, 2022 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
September 14, 2022 · · 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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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
September 9, 2022 · · 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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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
August 20, 2022 · · 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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