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Are You Feeding Straw or Hay for Goats?
July 26, 2019 · · Feed & Housing

If you dread choosing hay for goats, you are not alone … there is much to know about what to feed goats.

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Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
July 5, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Accidental Ricotta. Isn’t all cheese intentional? Perhaps making ricotta cheese at home started with an ancient accident. A homesteader’s kitchen arsenal includes knowledge of crafting dairy products. …

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Adventures in Making Goat Butter
May 11, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites The first time I tried making goat butter, I didn’t have a cream separator. I didn’t have much of anything. But I tried anyway. To be honest, …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Show Preparation Leads to Success

Add to Favorites By Alexandria Becker — Preparation is the key to success. Like so many other little rules or suggestions in life, this phrase works quite well with showing dairy …

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Increase Return on Your Dairy Goat Investment

Add to Favorites By Alexandria Becker Return on investment. Profits. Two terms that a college student in the Business field learns practically right off the bat. The thing is, both …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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One Teat, Two Teats … A Third Teat?

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Weekend at Rendy
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites I pulled into the 2018 North American Pack Goat Association (NAPgA) Rendezvous nervous and unsure of what to expect. My nervousness lasted about 10 minutes and by …

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Life Lessons from the Barnyard: Trailering Adventures
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites When we first started raising dairy goats about ten years ago, we began with Mini Nubians. My thinking was that I loved the long floppy ears of …

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