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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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Katherine’s Caprine Corner March/April 2019

Katherine Drovdahl MH CA CR DipHIr CEIT QTP answers your questions about pasture management, kelp for goats, deworming pregnant does, disbudding kids, and when to take kids home.

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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: Poitou goat, Poitevine goat, or Poitevin goat. In French, the female is chèvre Poitevine, while the male is bouc Poitevin. Origin: Poitou goats are known in France as native …

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Historical Background of Alpine Goats

Goats, including Alpine goats, are believed to be the first animal domesticated by man. Bones of goats have been found in caves along with evidence of human inhabitation of those caves.

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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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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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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 Make Cheese at Home: Crafting Hard Cheeses
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Do you know how to make cheese at home? Are you ready to move from ricotta to Reggiano? Take a deep breath. The hardest part is maintaining temperature. Mozzarella, farmer’s …

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How to Make Butter in Your Kitchen, in Minutes!
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy,Kids' Corner

If you don’t know how to make butter, you’re missing out on one of the easiest homesteading products. Follow this short tutorial to learn how to make butter using raw …

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