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How to Choose a Culture

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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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk

When you’re learning goat farming basics, it pays to ask yourself if you want to raise your dairy goats for organic goat milk. It’s a question asked more frequently, as people in the U.S. get more interested in growing and eating organic foods.

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What to do in a Kidding Emergency
March 28, 2022 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Linda Carlson The vast majority of births in the goat barn proceed in a normal and healthy manner, but it is good to know what to …

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The Doe Code
March 24, 2022 · · Ownership

Oh, the game is strong with this experienced one… She knows the Doe Code all too well! Contractions about a minute apart. Why is our goat in labor tonight?

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The Basics of Caring for Goats
March 21, 2022 · · Health

When building a herd health program from the ground up, beginning with the basics of caring for goats is best. One needs to consider the basics of the environment for the herd, their nutrition program, hoof care, and fiber care.

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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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Caring for Angora Goat Fiber During Winter
January 20, 2022 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Do fiber goats need special care during the winter months? Caring for Angora goats and other fiber breeds requires a little more attention during the cold and …

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
January 20, 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 Long is Goat Gestation?
January 5, 2022 · · Health

When raising dairy goats, the first step is breeding the doe. You may then wonder, “How long is goat gestation?” Taking a look through the entire process will set you up for a more successful start.

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Getting Started With the Best Goats for Milk

Goats are fun to raise, and many people milk goats for their own use (for milk, and maybe cheese or other goat milk products) and some milk goats commercially. Here are some tips for getting started with the best goats for milk.

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