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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
February 16, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

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
February 15, 2022 · · 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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Kat’s Corner: Dehorning Goats and Trail First Aid

Katherine Drovdahl answers reader questions about dehorning goats past the age of disbudding, what to do if your doe has a hard udder, and first-aid items to carry for your pack goats!

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Breed Profile: Australian Cashmere Goats
January 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Australian Cashmere goats or Merrrit Cashmere goats. Origin: Derived from feral goats (called bush goats) living wild in Australia since the eighteenth century or possibly earlier. …

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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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Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
January 3, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

Add to Favorites Having a goat shelter ready before winter arrives is part of good herd management. If you are facing your first winter with goats, you may be asking …

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The Secret Life of a Goat Caddy
January 3, 2022 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Add to Favorites In the mountains of Oregon, 150 young goats applied to a rigorous training program for a job that promised to rescue them from the dead-end restaurant service …

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Battle Born Livestock: Kids Raising Boer Goat Kids
December 27, 2021 · · Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites The Parson family’s Boer goat farming project has busted way beyond 4-H. Siblings Emma, Aurora, and Bodie Parsons own their own herd of meat goats. They have been …

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Goat Varieties for Hot Climates
December 27, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

Different species of livestock react to heat waves and hot climates differently. Some goat varieties are more tolerant than others.
All animals should receive special consideration and adjustments during periods of high heat.

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Can Goats Eat Christmas Trees?
December 20, 2021 · · Ask The Expert

Can goats eat Christmas trees? The simple answer is yes, they can. The real question is whether goats should. Trees can be treated with fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, growth regulators, color enhancers, and flame retardants during their lifespan.

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