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Feral Goats: Their Lives and Loves
August 25, 2019 · · Ownership

Feral goats live wild in many habitats due to widespread release of domestic animals over the last 250 years. Sailors, such as Captain Cook, released dual-purpose goats onto Pacific islands, …

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All About Nigerian Dwarf Goats

The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

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Is Raw Milk Illegal?
July 29, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Humans have enjoyed raw milk benefits for millennia. But now only 28 American states allow the sale of raw milk and it is illegal in Canada. Why is raw milk …

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
June 21, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

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, over many generations, …

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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

By Katherine A Drovdahl MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTP Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. …

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
June 7, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Is the milk expiration date really a cut-off where you can no longer safely drink the milk? Is it guaranteed to stay good until that date? How can we tell …

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Weed Eating Goats Tackle a Noxious Problem
May 23, 2019 · · Ownership

This is the secret life of weed eating goats. Imagine being trained to love a certain food. You start at home as a kid eating it with your mother. Later …

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What to Do About Mastitis and Uneven Udders
March 14, 2019 · · Health

By Nancy Nickel  Sometimes mastitis just happens. Even though the barn lot is kept dry and the bedding clean, the prewash and post-milking spray used effectively, sometimes an individual will …

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How Do Goats Think and Feel?
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Have you ever wondered what your goats are thinking and how they feel about life? Such questions encouraged Elodie Briefer, a Swiss animal behavior researcher specializing in acoustic communication, to …

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