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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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Goat Playgrounds: A Place to Play!

Goats are many things: lively, intelligent, playful, curious, useful.  It’s the playfulness that can be the undoing of the novice goat-owner. For this reason, goat playgrounds are highly recommended.

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Increase Return on Your Dairy Goat Investment

By Alexandria Becker Return on investment. Profits. Two terms that a college student in the Business field learns practically right off the bat. The thing is, both these terms mean …

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Pregnant Goat Care
March 14, 2019 · · Health, Kids' Corner

It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring kidding is one …

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Deep Freeze! How to Keep Goats Warm in Cold Weather
March 14, 2019 · · Health

How cold is too cold for a goat? Temperature can be the least of challenges when determining how to keep goats warm in cold weather. I’ve lived in cold climates …

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How to Milk a Goat: Are You Hurting or Helping?

Knowing how to milk a goat is not quite as simple as it sounds! While nearly anyone can squeeze milk out of teat, milking goats the right way protects the …

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Caring for Angora Goat Fiber During Winter
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Do fiber goats need special care during the winter months? Caring for Angora goats and other fiber breeds requires a little more attention during the cold and wet season. Goats …

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Goat Hoof Trimming Made Easy
March 14, 2019 · · Health

Goat hoof trimming is a necessary part of keeping and raising goats. When a goat cooperates, hoof trimming can easily and smoothly fit into your regular maintenance routine. But if …

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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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8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts can enhance your …

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