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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
May 16, 2019 . · Health

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 risk foot rot …

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The Evolution of a Dairy Farming Business Plan

The small family dairy farm in Indiana run by Alan Yegerlehner produces grass-fed milk products, marketed from their pasture dairy. This has been their dairy farming business plan for generations.

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Keeping Goats With Chickens
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Keeping goats with chickens is possible and can benefit both species. So you’ve had chickens for a while and are enjoying those awesomely flavorful homegrown eggs. Now maybe you’re thinking …

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Breed Profile: Pygmy Goats
March 14, 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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Do You Know the Difference Between Goats and Sheep?
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Do you know the difference between goats and sheep? I know, being a fiber goat shepherd, I often see people who mistake one species for the other. Because my Pygora …

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One Teat, Two Teats … A Third Teat?

You weren’t expecting a third teat when you flipped over that new kid, were you? If they breed goats long enough, every person is going to see a third teat …

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Can Goats Eat Christmas Trees? and More Questions About Goat Health

Katherine Drovdahl  MH CA CR CEIT DipHIr QTP answers your questions about winter bedding and goat diarrhea that won’t stop! Plus: can goats eat Christmas trees?

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Listeriosis in Goats: Dangers of Feeding Moldy Hay
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Housing

Circling Disease and Silage Sickness are other names for listeriosis in goats, commonly associated with feeding moldy hay. Listeriosis is a life-threatening disease primarily caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes; however, …

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Shearing the Pygora Goat for Mohair Fiber Collection
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Part of the fun of owning a Pygora goat is shearing day. Pygoras are one of the mohair goat breeds. Angora goats and various cashmere producing goats also produce mohair. …

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Goat Hoof Trimming Made Easy
March 14, 2019 . · Health

Goat hoof trimming is a necessary part of keeping and raising goats. When a goat cooperates, hoof trimming can easily and smoothly fit into your regular maintenance routine. But if …

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