livestock

What to Know Before You Buy a Goat
November 10, 2019 · · Ownership

Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road.

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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Breed Profile: Pygmy Goats
November 2, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Pygmy goats are of West African origin and are characterized by their short legs and face due to genetic dwarfism. Their sturdy bodies and hardiness confer utility in their native countries.

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Poisonous Plants for Goats: Avoiding Dastardly Disasters

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Treat Goat Diseases and Illnesses Naturally
October 27, 2019 · · Health

When it comes to goat diseases and illnesses, there are many ways to care for dairy goats naturally, without chemical intervention.

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Top 9 Goat Predators In The United States
October 26, 2019 · · Ownership

Whether you are planning to build a herd or building a goat shelter, what goat predators do you need to think about?

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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
October 19, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected. All hoofed animals …

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Goat Care During Fire Season
October 12, 2019 · · 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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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
September 28, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Essential Goat Hoof Trimming Tips
September 26, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Natasha Lovell – Typical goat hoof trimming should be completed every two to three months, and is a critical component of caring for goats. Usually, this is a routine task that …

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