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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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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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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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The Secret Life of a Goat Caddy
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

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 they were born …

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Goats Prefer People with Smiling, Happy Faces
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Researchers aimed to find out by watching goats at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, England, and recording their reactions to photographs of different human expressions. They found that goats prefer people who were smiling.

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Breed Profile: Hawaiian Ibex Goats
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: The Hawaiian Ibex goat is not a true ibex, but rather a feral goat, also known as the Hawaiian feral goat or Spanish goat. Origin: Goats were first released …

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Training Brush Goats for Hire

It makes sense to think about other ways (besides giving milk) that goats might contribute on your homestead, farm, or ranch. Brush control is one of those ways, and offering brush goats for hire can bring in a little cash.

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What to Know Before You Buy a Goat
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road.

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Breed Profile: Chèvre des Fossés
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: chèvre des Fossés (ditch goat) or chèvre des Talus (bank goat) or chèvre commune de l’Ouest (landrace goat of western France). Origin: The chèvre des Fossés is local to Brittany, …

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Scrapie in Goats, and Other Prion Diseases
March 14, 2019 . · Health

Scrapie in goats is just one of several prion diseases. They have no cure and can bring down an entire goat or sheep operation with one diagnosis. But what are prion diseases and why won’t antibiotics help?

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