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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
May 20, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Poitou goats are known in France as native to the Marais Poitevin, in the ancient province of Poitou, western France. A popular legend claims that goats were left by Arab warriors after their defeat in 732 at the battle of Poitiers.

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
January 10, 2020 · · Ownership

Biodiversity is vital to livestock as well as to the environment. Heeding the warnings of the UN, we can improve genetic diversity in our goat herds by preserving landrace and rare breeds.

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
June 21, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, …

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Saving the Arapawa Goats
June 6, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites “They’re a rare breed” is more than just an expression at a south-central Kansas zoo. Officials say the Arapawa “Island” Goat, also known as the New Zealand …

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The Secret Life of Rodeo Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is life like for rodeo goats? Imagine being a young goat, old enough to leave your mother, curious about life, and ready for all the adventure …

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