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Keeping Goats as Companions
Some pet goats help their owners give back to the community by working as therapy goats. Kinder Goats as Companions iStock/Thinkstock According to Pat Showalter, president of the Kinder Goat Breeders Association, a number of factors make the Kinder goat...
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All About Pack Goats
Some time is spent on camp manners — things like not getting into the panniers (packs) or chewing on tents,” says Huffaker. “These goats are good, dependable pack goats that can carry 50 pounds if needed.
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Weed-Control Goats
They have fulfilled these important roles for thousands of years, enabling humankind to survive and thrive on just about every continent. However, the smaller the herd of goats, the smaller the amount of land the goats can browse.
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3 Tips For the Best-Tasting Goat\'s Milk
The United States alone has several dairy goat associations, and a simple Internet search will provide you with their criteria and rules. Bottoms up! Tags goat's milk , Lists Take the yuck out of goat's milk: These tips for milking your backyard goats...
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Goat Stats
Nostrils: narrow, just above the mouth; good sense of close-up smell to discern feed Mouth: Upper jaw has no teeth and a hard palate; lower jaw has 8 incisors and 24 molars. Tail: short and bare underneath; usually points upward Ears: hanging or upright,...
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Myotonic Goats
Many are opposed to that, but in my opinion, having a practical use is what will help preserve this breed.” Two breeders who agree with Mike's observation are Lisa Johnson and Pat Cotten, both of whom raise improved, meat-type Myotonic goats.
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Chicken Vs. Goat Manure: Which Is Best?
In short, a clean-fed and properly cared for goat will produce a mild but effective manure each year without too much work on your part. If you're lucky enough to be able to keep chickens or goats on your urban farm, I'm guessing you are likewise enamored...
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Colostrum for Your Livestock Bottle Babies
That's why livestock-auction babies are an especially poor risk. What If Babies Don't Get Enough Colostrum? Knowing whether you need colostrum or colostrum replacer is an important consideration when your raising a bottle baby.
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Sew a Goat Harness for Pulling
Using cinch knots, attach to the chest strap assembly at the top of the ring between the chest strap and connector strap No. 1. E – Butt Strap: Cut one 38-inch piece of longe line.
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Goat Health How-To: Injection And Drenching
I've written before about what items you might want to keep in a goat medicine chest , but some of those things are useless if you don't know how to administer them. Again, depending on what you're giving, this job can be easy or it can be hard.
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When To Breed Young Dairy Goats for Milk
Also, you must feed them very carefully so that they can continue growing while gestating kids. We want to breed them for milk. That's how Jadzia and I made Bijou and Biscuit . That means putting them in with a buck only when you're certain they're in...
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Can This Goat Pass as a Reindeer?
I think I do! Maybe not Rudolf, though, because my nose is the wrong color. In a 2002 South Park Christmas special called “Red Sleigh Down,” Santa calls his reindeer Steven, Fluffy, Horace, Chantel, Skippy, Rainbow, Patches and Montel.
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Mm-mmm, Milk!
The pots were used to store butter, cheese or yogurt! The ancient people who lived at the Takarkori rock shelter were processing milk to make it more digestible. The rock shelter's walls are covered with beautiful, colorful paintings of ancient cattle,...
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5 Flies Bothering Your Goats—And How To Stop Their Bites
Before flies start waging war on your goats, stop them in their tracks. Strain into a sprayer and use. Recipe No. 2: Mix 1 cup blue Dawn dish soap with 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup water.
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For Hardy Dairy Goats, Look To The Swiss Alps
They have an alert appearance, with a slightly dished or straight face and upright ears. Today's French Alpines are descendants of Delangle's original French herd. Their hair is medium to short, and bucks stand approximately 32 inches at the withers and...
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Protect Your Goats From CAE
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Hobby Farms. Infected goats also lose body condition and show coarse, dull coats. This disease that affects goats' joints could be deadly, so monitor for it in your herd.
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Meet Sweetie, the Pygmy Goat
If the nice people who rescued her hadn't quarantined her when they took her home, the rest of their goats might have gotten pinkeye, too! « More Mondays with Martok » Tags animals , disease , diseases , livestock , pygmy goat
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Nutrition Matters: What To Feed Your Dairy & Meat Goats
Additionally, it should be provided with the proper vitamins and minerals prior to kidding and during lactation. The animal's diet should also start to contain a high-energy feed, such as grain, if none was being offered before.
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New Kids: Esme and Jimmy
They live in the house in a big crate separate from Milo's. They're also called waddles, toggles, tassels, waggles, lassies or cutaneous cervical appendices. And Jimmy and Esme have wattles! Have you ever seen a goat with wattles?
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Fecal Egg Counts: Why & How to Do Your Own
As with all things in life, Google is your friend here. Another reason to DIY is that you can do post-worming counts to verify the efficacy of the drugs you're using, at no additional cost once the initial equipment investment has been made.
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Goat Farming Business Plan
Be specific, asking for makes and models of machines and materials they use. Business plans are an essential part of starting any farming endeavor—even, or perhaps especially, goat farming.
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The Birds and Bees—Goat Edition
It doesn't take a studly buck like me long to breed a doe (Dad says don't glance away from the scene or you'll miss it), so Dad grabbed Katy's collar and I jumped on, quick as that, and I made her a set of beautiful twins.
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7 Medicines For Your Goat First-Aid Kit
If you have a giant herd, you can get bulk sizes at the feed store. You will be giving a lot of it, and the fortified B would have to be given in too high of a dose to be practical.
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It\'s About Goats - Part 2
Then she's less likely to be scared and run away. Us floppy-eared breeds, like Nubians and Boers , lift the bases of our ears when we want to hear something really well. Instead, we position ourselves a few feet apart while facing one another, rear onto...
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Crazy Goat Lady
It was fun! See us in the group picture? Tumnus drank a beer —he had a tummy ache and the nice people from Barkley had never seen a goat drink beer before. Visitors will vote for their favorites and the grand-prize winner will get $5,000! Josh asked...
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Working Animals On The Farm: Goats
An adult goat can be expected to pull a load approximately equal to its own weight. The earlier a goat is trained, the easier it is for its handler to work with, especially as it gets older and stronger.
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When Is It Time To Help A Doe In Labor?
She was exhausted. A clear head will help get you all through this in the best possible way. By the time I got there, she had quit pushing. Don't panic—prepare. Just be sure to pull in a downward motion.
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Learn 4 Proper Techniques For Milking A Goat
When milking a goat, make sure milking areas are swept regularly, goat stalls are clean and bedding is changed frequently. Hot water causes protein residues to build up (called milkstone) whereas cold water will not rinse away the butterfat.
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Working Goats
Send me your question! « More Mondays with Martok » Tags Martok If you plan to teach your goat to drive or pack, get one of the larger breeds. We goats are smart, so it's easy to teach us to do lots of fun things.
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