milk-production

Getting Started With the Best Goats for Milk

Goats are fun to raise, and many people milk goats for their own use (for milk, and maybe cheese or other goat milk products) and some milk goats commercially. Here are some tips for getting started with the best goats for milk.

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How Long is Goat Gestation?
March 29, 2021 · · Health

When raising dairy goats, the first step is breeding the doe. You may then wonder, “How long is goat gestation?” Taking a look through the entire process will set you up for a more successful start.

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Listeriosis in Goats: Dangers of Feeding Moldy Hay
March 29, 2021 · · Feed & Housing

Circling Disease and Silage Sickness are other names for listeriosis in goats, commonly associated with feeding moldy hay.

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The Basics of Caring for Goats
March 1, 2021 · · 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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Goat Lice: Are Your Goats Lousy?
January 19, 2021 · · 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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10 Ways to Identify Goat Pregnancy
December 15, 2020 · · 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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The Udder Scoop on Goat Teats

Goat udders and goat nipples (correctly referred to as goat teats) come in all shapes, sizes, and sometimes with deformities. For all types of goat udders, wellness and structure are important for longevity, management, kid productivity, and rate of gain, and health factors.

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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk
November 23, 2020 · · Home Dairy

When you’re learning goat farming basics, it pays to ask yourself if you want to raise your dairy goats for organic goat milk. It’s a question asked more frequently, as people in the U.S. get more interested in growing and eating organic foods.

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Pregnant Goat Care
November 1, 2020 · · Health, Kids' Corner

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 of my favorite times of the year on the farm and there is much to do to prepare yourself and your doe for the new arrivals.

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Breed Profile: French Alpine Goats
November 1, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

French Alpine goats are France’s favorite breed, often used for commercial production in France. They are also valued in the United States as a highly productive dairy goat with a people-friendly nature.

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