milk-production

The Basics of Caring for Goats
November 17, 2022 · · Health

When building a herd health program from the ground up, beginning with the basics of caring for goats is best. One needs to consider the basics of the environment for the herd, their nutrition program, hoof care, and fiber care.

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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
October 5, 2022 · · Health

If you absolutely must know whether or not your bred goats are pregnant, you can always opt to spend money on blood tests, X-rays, or ultrasounds. But all pregnant goats show some visible signs.

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Pregnant Goat Care
October 5, 2022 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s the 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.

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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
September 14, 2022 · · 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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The Smelly Truth About Goat Reproduction
September 9, 2022 · · Health

If you will be breeding your goats this season you should know the smelly truth about goat reproduction. More than any other animal on the farm, goats alert your nose that breeding season has begun.

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Boer Goats: Beyond the Meat
June 20, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Boers are one of the best-known meat breeds, but they are significantly more than that as well.

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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
April 21, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Saanen goat is the largest of the dairy goat breeds. Growing to 130 to 145 pounds, the Saanen breed is one of the best goats for milk.

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Breed Profile: Nubian Goats
April 20, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Nubian Goats are the most popular dairy breed in the United States and are perfect for cheesemaking. They are friendly, with an elegant and distinctive appearance of pendulous ears and roman nose. The breed was developed in Great Britain of native milking stock and goats from Asia and Africa.

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Starting a Dairy Goat Farming Business Plan
April 18, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Adding a dairy goat farming business plan to your homestead goals takes careful thought and preparation. In addition to purchasing the necessary livestock, dairy goat supplies must be purchased and the facility readied.

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