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How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
May 16, 2019 . · Health

Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected. All hoofed animals risk foot rot …

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10 Amazing Benefits of Owning a Goat
May 1, 2019 . · Ownership

For most goat people, the benefits of owning a goat far outweigh the hard work and high learning curve. Yes, they can be destructive little escape artists, but they can …

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The Cute, Adorable Nigora Goat

By Bessie Miller, Evelyn Acres Farm Let me introduce you to a new breed of goat that will rock your homesteading world. It’s called the Nigora. Half dairy and half fiber, …

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Do You Know the Difference Between Goats and Sheep?
March 14, 2019 . · 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. Because my Pygora …

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Best Yarn for Blankets — From Goats!
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

When looking for the best yarn for blankets, you may not immediately think of yarn from fiber goats. The hair from goats, including cashmere, Pygora, Cashgora, and Angora fiber, is …

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Shearing the Pygora Goat for Mohair Fiber Collection
March 14, 2019 . · Ownership

Part of the fun of owning a Pygora goat is shearing day. Pygoras are one of the mohair goat breeds. Angora goats and various cashmere producing goats also produce mohair. …

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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Selecting a Dairy Goat Breed
March 14, 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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7 Great Ways to Make Aged Goat Cheese!
March 14, 2019 . · Home Dairy

Many hobby goat owners end up making goat cheese at some point, but fewer venture into aged goat cheese. This might be because aged cheese takes more time, uses more …

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