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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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Rotational Grazing at BF Farm
June 9, 2019 · · Ownership

Through trial and error, Mark Bengtson and Jodey Fulcher have implemented a rotational grazing system that has allowed them to eventually stop using chemical deworming agents on their livestock.

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The Udder Scoop on Goat Teats

Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. For all types of goat udders, wellness and structure are important for longevity, management, kid productivity, and rate of gain, and health factors.

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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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Goat Illnesses from Floods, Fires, and Evacuations

Katherine Drovdahl, MH CR CA DipHIr CEIT QTP answers questions about evacuation, relocation, and goat illnesses resulting from disasters. Is your goat coughing? Is a big storm on the way?

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The Natural Lives of Goats and Their Kids
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Despite thousands of years of domestication, goats still retain most of their natural behavior when learning, exploring and socializing. I expect you’ve noticed how a dam leaves …

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Back From the Vet: Caprine Arthritis & Encephalitis

If you have been in the goat industry for much time, it is highly likely that you have heard of CAE. Aside from being just another acronym to worry about, what exactly is it?

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Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP answers your questions about pasture management, kelp for goats, deworming pregnant does, disbudding kids, and when to take kids home.

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Sore Mouth in Goats

Kidding time can be very stressful. In addition to the complications of birth, ensuring that kids are healthy and growing is an arduous task. Young kids are particularly susceptible to a condition called sore mouth. As indicated by the name, affected kids have sores primarily on their mouths.

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Back From the Vet: Pregnancy Toxemia

Pregnancy toxemia occurs most commonly in the last one to three weeks of gestation. Early signs include lethargy and decreased feed intake, especially of grain.

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