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How to Choose a Culture

Probably the most often asked question from new cheesemakers is how to choose a culture. This can be a daunting task, but made much simpler when you have a basic understanding of how and why the cultures work.

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How to Raise Dairy Goats for Organic Goat Milk

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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10 Amazing Benefits of Owning a Goat
March 15, 2022 · · Kids' Corner

For most goat people, the benefits of owning a goat far outweigh the hard work and high learning curve. Yes, they can be destructive little escape artists, but they can also give you these 10 life-enhancing benefits.

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Feeding Goats and Sheep 101

Feeding goats can be as diverse as their purposes. Goats – and for that matter, sheep – have many different purposes: Meat, milk, pets, therapy, commercial production, and valuable homestead livestock.

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Coccidiosis in Goats: A Kid Killer
January 18, 2022 · · Health

Coccidiosis in goats is stressful enough but can kill a kid. But if you catch it soon enough, you can use many goat coccidia treatments for newborn kids.

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How to Make Mozzarella Cheese in Seven Easy Steps
January 13, 2022 · · Home Dairy

You can learn how to make mozzarella cheese, start to finish, within thirty minutes. It’s so easy you can do it while crafting the rest of your dinner.

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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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Types of Coagulants for Cheesemaking
October 31, 2021 · · Home Dairy

Coagulating substances obtained from plants were probably the earliest alternative “rennets” and are what you would call true vegetable rennets. There’s a surprisingly long list of plant-based coagulants available.

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What Do Milk Expiration Dates Really Mean?
October 31, 2021 · · 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?

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Kat’s Caprine Corner: Runny Goat Nose and Leaking Does

Kat Drovdahl answers your questions about runny goat noses, kids with diarrhea, leaking does, milk production drops and whether you should let your goat eat frozen clover.

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