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Breed Profile: Nubian Goats
June 11, 2020 · · 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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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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How to Raise Goats In Your Backyard

You’ve decided to get a goat or two and try them for awhile, but don’t know where to start. If you have never owned any livestock before, but want to learn how to raise goats in your backyard, getting started is a simple but big step.

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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
January 10, 2020 · · Ownership

Biodiversity is vital to livestock as well as to the environment. Heeding the warnings of the UN, we can improve genetic diversity in our goat herds by preserving landrace and rare breeds.

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The Goat Barn: Basic Kidding
January 5, 2020 · · Health

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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How Long is Goat Gestation?
December 13, 2019 · · 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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Why Goat Milk Benefits Matter
November 23, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Worldwide distribution and goat milk benefits was discussed, leading to the justifiable assumption that more people drink goat milk or eat their products than any other milk after weaning from human nursing.

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Training Brush Goats for Hire
September 10, 2019 · · Ownership

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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Goats, Sheep And Deer Worm
June 29, 2019 · · Health

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow During 30-plus years of raising dairy goats, I had never heard of meningeal deer worm until December of 2013, when I lost that season’s best young doe and my …

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Goat Illnesses from Floods, Fires, and Evacuations

Katherine Drovdahl, MH CR CA DipHIr CEIT QTP answers questions about evacuation, relocation, and goat illnesses resulting from disasters. Is your goat coughing? Is a big storm on the way?

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