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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers
November 17, 2022 · · Home Dairy

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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Pack Goats: Packing Quite a Kick!
October 5, 2022 · · Ownership

Hiking with pack goats is gaining popularity. Pack goat breeds range from Kiko goats to Saanens to Toggenburgs. But five factors outweigh which breed you choose.

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10 Signs of Goat Heat
September 9, 2022 · · 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, whichever is your goal.

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Breeding Resistance to Scrapie in Goats
August 20, 2022 · · 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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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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Starting a Dairy Goat Farming Business Plan
April 18, 2022 · · 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 facility readied.

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Selecting the Best Dairy Goat Breeds
January 31, 2022 · · Home Dairy

What are the best dairy goat breeds? This depends on what you are looking for. The most prolific milk producers? A breed that does well in small spaces or under certain climate extremes?

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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Goat Milk
January 28, 2022 · · Home Dairy

Many people overlook goat milk as a source of nutrition. But it isn’t for everyone. Though it has benefits, there are also disadvantages of goat milk.

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Do You Know the Difference Between Goats and Sheep?
February 25, 2020 · · Kids' Corner, Ownership

Do you know the difference between goats and sheep? I know, being a fiber goat shepherd, I often see people who mistake one species for the other.

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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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