raising-goats

A Guide to Eye Problems and Eye Infections in Goats
September 1, 2019 · · Health

The most important part of owning goats is keeping them healthy, and the best way to do this is to examine them regularly and act fast when you see a problem developing. While eye infections in goats are common, they are generally easy to treat and, if caught early, leave no lasting problems.

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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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9 Things to Consider Before Raising Goats for Milk
July 28, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Thinking about raising goats for milk? There are many goat milk benefits, including making goat cheese or learning how to make goat milk soap. But there are a few things to consider about raising goats …

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Goat Care During Fire Season
July 23, 2019 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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Why Do Goats Faint?

Have you ever walked up to a herd of goats and wondered, “Why do goats faint?” Maybe a few of the goats dropped over with stiff legs! You may have …

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Keeping Goats With Chickens
July 10, 2019 · · Ownership

Keeping goats with chickens is possible and can benefit both species. So you’ve had chickens for a while and are enjoying those awesomely flavorful homegrown eggs. Now maybe you’re thinking …

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Goat Varieties for Hot Climates
July 5, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Different species of livestock react to heat waves and hot climates differently. Some goat varieties are more tolerant than others. All animals should receive special consideration and adjustments during periods …

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A Blind Calf and Her Guide Goat

Rosie looked like a normal, healthy calf. But owner Rick Friday soon learned she was blind and needed a friend to show her the way. This is the story of …

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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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