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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
November 27, 2022 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather.

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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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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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How to Choose a Cheese Culture
November 2, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Probably the most often asked question from new cheesemakers is how to choose a culture. This can be a daunting task, but made much simpler when you have a basic understanding of how and why the cultures work.

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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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Pregnant Goat Care
October 5, 2022 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s the time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does.

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Phukamyao: Modern Goat Farming in Thailand
September 28, 2022 · · Ownership

Caring hearts and a shared passion for both modern goat farming and sustainability of the land commonly join souls in the same region — or across continents.

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Getting Started with Goats as Pets
September 1, 2022 · · Ownership

Keeping goats as pets requires time, preparation, and the right environment. Learn about goats and the best goats for pets beforehand, starting here …

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California’s Surfing Goats
September 1, 2022 · · Kids' Corner

Previously in Secret Life of Goats you’ve read about goat yoga, goat caddies, and even grazing goats on a restaurant roof. Now we bring you the secret life of surfing goats.

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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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