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LaMancha Goat Spotlight From Goat Journal

The LaMancha is a type of dairy goat noted for its apparent lack of or much reduced external ears. The LaMancha goat is medium in size and is also noted for a generally calm, quiet, and gentle temperament.

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
September 11, 2019 · · Health

Knowing the facts about goats and having the ability to recognize goat heat will equip you to take appropriate measures to either get your doe bred or keep her from getting pregnant, …

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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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Genetic Diversity: Examples of Mistakes Learned from Cows
August 21, 2019 · · Ownership

We have been able to improve livestock production due to their wide genetic diversity. However, looking closely, improvements in productivity have come at a heavy price of increased health issues and nutritional demands.

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Selecting a Dairy Goat Breed
August 3, 2019 · · Home Dairy

The fun of having goats starts with choosing which goat breed to get and plenty are available to choose from. More than 200 goat breeds have been developed worldwide, not …

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Goats on TV
May 1, 2019 · · Ownership

Buttercups goats are a mixed group of goats rescued or rehomed from various backgrounds. Their demonstrable intelligence is featured in UK and European TV shows, as well as in scientific research.

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

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 acoustic communication, to …

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.

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What to Know Before You Buy a Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road.

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