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Fun with Miniature Goats

By Angela von Weber-Hahnsberg – Goats of all shapes and sizes, including miniature goats, have a wonderful way of bringing people together, of creating community between all different kinds of folks. From large-scale dairy goat owners …

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Why Do Goats Faint?
July 16, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Have you ever walked up to a herd of goats and wondered, “Why do goats faint?” Maybe a few of the goats dropped over with stiff legs! You may have …

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Breed Profile: Australian Cashmere Goats
July 15, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

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. In 1788 the …

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Nutritional Differences of Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk
July 6, 2019 . · Home Dairy

by Rebecca Sanderson What is the difference between goat milk vs. cow milk? Being similar livestock-type animals, the overall composition of their respective milks are quite similar, but they do …

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Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
July 5, 2019 . · Home Dairy

Accidental Ricotta. Isn’t all cheese intentional? Perhaps making ricotta cheese at home started with an ancient accident. A homesteader’s kitchen arsenal includes knowledge of crafting dairy products. Knowing how to …

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Making Goat Sausage: Recipes From the Farm

A basic goat sausage recipe is simple enough, just like any sausage recipe. It’s just ground, seasoned meat. But there are so many ways to cook, cure, air dry and smoke the different kinds that making sausage becomes an art.

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A Blind Calf and Her Guide Goat
July 3, 2019 . · Ownership

Rosie looked like a normal, healthy calf. But owner Rick Friday soon learned she was blind and needed a friend to show her the way. This is the story of …

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Breed Profile: Boer Goats
July 1, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: Boer goats (boer means farmer in Afrikaans) Origin: Afrikaners first noted landrace goats kept by indigenous tribes of the Cape provinces in South Africa and in Namibia in 1661. …

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Goats, Sheep And Deer Worm
June 29, 2019 . · Health

By Gail Damerow During 30-plus years of raising dairy goats, I had never heard of meningeal deer worm until December of 2013, when I lost that season’s best young doe and my senior breeding buck to …

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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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