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Brain Training for Happy Goats
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Selective breeding brings about obvious changes in size, conformation, and yield. Additional physical and behavioral changes accompany selection for any specific trait, and these are sometimes quite unexpected.

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Increase Return on Your Dairy Goat Investment

By Alexandria Becker Return on investment. Profits. Two terms that a college student in the Business field learns practically right off the bat. The thing is, both these terms mean …

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The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding

While goat owners who have never had a goat give birth may be worried about getting them through the process safely, the reality is that with proper nutrition and care, the process usually goes smoothly — as nature intended.

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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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The Doe Code
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Oh, the game is strong with this experienced one… She knows the Doe Code all too well! Contractions about a minute apart. Why is our goat in labor tonight? Dutchess came to …

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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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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
March 14, 2019 . · Health

Goat lice are very common in winter months, and finding them does not mean you are a bad herdsman. If you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they are not there.

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California’s Surfing Goats
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Previously in Secret Life of Goats you’ve read about goat yoga, goat caddies, and even grazing goats on a restaurant roof. Now we bring you the secret life of surfing …

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Pregnant Goat Care
March 14, 2019 . · Health

It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring kidding is one …

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Changes to The IDGR

by Peggy Boone The International Dairy Goat Registry has been a vital resource to goat and sheep producers for over 30 years. Now the IDGR is under new ownership and …

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