raising-dairy-goats

A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Goats for Milk

There are many good reasons for raising dairy goats, and this article is the best place to start for more information about the best goats for milk.

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Saanen Goat Breed Spotlight
August 28, 2019 · · 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. This breed is a consistent high-volume …

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

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 senior breeding buck to …

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

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 the Nubians but …

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Phukamyao: Modern Goat Farming in Thailand
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Caring hearts, and a shared passion for both modern goat farming and sustainability of the land, commonly join souls in the same region — or across continents. A wide-eyed Texan …

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How Long is Goat Gestation?
March 14, 2019 · · Health,Kids' Corner

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 …

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Life Lessons from the Barnyard: The Sweetest Boy
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner,Ownership

By Kate Johnson In the world of dairy goats, girls rule and boys drool. What I mean by that is, does are the main workers providing babies and milk and …

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Starting a Dairy Goat Farming Business Plan
March 14, 2019 · · 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 …

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How to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Learning how to dehorn a goat is a task to understand before breeding, if you are preparing to keep a milking doe. Early disbudding makes the horn buds unable to become …

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Toggenburg Goat Breed Spotlight

Toggenburg goats are a durable goat breed that have stood the test of time. The Toggenburg goat originated in the Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland and is known as the oldest breed of dairy goat.

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