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Farmers Markets Food, Fun and Family
From the small heartland communities to New York, Chicago and Los Angles, an American tradition the FARMERS MARKET. Each one is a little different in its own unique way. Free range chickens and jumbo eggs from the farm just down the road.If you haven't...
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Farmers\' markets celebrate the summer harvest
You'll be amazed at the quality and variety of products offered. The farmers' market is one of the few places where I can find red-ripe jalapeno and serrano chiles, which add rich flavor tFreshly picked cucumbers need no peeling to rid them of a waxy...
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El Segundo
All About Pack Goats
Goats can also go over, under and through terrain that other animals would have trouble negotiating. Nubians can be noisy and lazy, but I've seen Nubians that were quiet and worked well.
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Philadelphia
Raise Goats On 1 Acre Or Less
Never place their food directly on the ground, as they can pick up parasites easily. Don't forget to respect their privacy and busy schedules. A couple of goats will keep your family well-fed.
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Philadelphia
Weed-Control Goats
They have fulfilled these important roles for thousands of years, enabling humankind to survive and thrive on just about every continent. This method of using goats to keep weeds to a minimum, called “mitigation,” helps reduce the risk of brush fires.
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Philadelphia
3 Tips For the Best-Tasting Goat\'s Milk
(Yes, I spoil my ladies.) Clean and sterilize all equipment after each use, including your filters if they're reusable. The salt lowers the freezing temperature of the water to produce a semi-frozen mixture that will cool your milk much quicker than the...
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Philadelphia
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. Consists of wall, sole and frog.
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Philadelphia
Myotonic Goats
Most are horned; horn styles vary greatly from large and twisted to simple, swept-back horns. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, Ph.D., and Barbara Roberts, accepted degrees of stiffness in registered Myotonic goats include: Level 1 Never observed to stiffen, but...
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Philadelphia
Chicken Vs. Goat Manure: Which Is Best?
These pelletized droppings allow for more air in the composting manure pile, and the dry nature allows it to compost faster. Unlike its chicken counterpart, goat dung is practically odorless.
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Philadelphia
Colostrum for Your Livestock Bottle Babies
However, they're born with the ability to absorb disease-fighting antibodies from their mothers' milk, but only for a short period of time after birth. A lamb, for example, should ideally ingest one ounce of colostrum per pound of bodyweight within one...
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Philadelphia
Sew a Goat Harness for Pulling
H – Rear Shoulder Strap: Cut one 34-inch piece of longe line. Attach padding to the center 16 to 18 inches. To cut down on cost and weight, she uses cinch knots instead of buckles for adjustments.
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Philadelphia
Goat Health How-To: Injection And Drenching
Then you're ready to go. We find that the easiest place to do that is behind the “armpit.” Feel for a spot where the skin seems loose and pull it away from the muscle. After I give the shot, I like to rub the area briefly to help disperse the medicine.
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Philadelphia
When To Breed Young Dairy Goats for Milk
They all weigh way more than 135 pounds, and Katy the Alpine weighs more than 135 pounds, too. By pen breeding you'll know exactly when they're bred and exactly when to expect their kids.
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Philadelphia
Can This Goat Pass as a Reindeer?
May considered calling his red-nosed deer Rollo or Reginald but settled on Rudolph instead. In Britain, folks watch a trio of Christmas specials starring Rudolph's lazy, overweight son, Robbie the Reindeer.
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Philadelphia
Mm-mmm, Milk!
In June 2012, a team of scientists led by Richard Evershed of the University of Bristol in Britain released the results of a study they did on pieces of ancient pots recovered in Africa.
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Philadelphia
5 Flies Bothering Your Goats—And How To Stop Their Bites
Bites are painless at first, but within 8 to 12 hours, tissues swell and an intense itch sets in. Chemicals don't repel them, so to save your goats grief, keep them indoors during prime midge feeding time.
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For Hardy Dairy Goats, Look To The Swiss Alps
It takes a hardy creature to survive in this kind of environment. Both French and American Alpines come in a variety of colors and patterns, including cou blanc (white front quarters and black hindquarters with black or gray markings on the head), cou...
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Philadelphia
Protect Your Goats From CAE
More recent information has verified earlier reports of interspecies spread of CAE virus and a related virus in sheep, referred to as ovine progressive pneumonia virus. With adult goats, chronic polyarthritis pain is usually an observable sign, along...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Meet Sweetie, the Pygmy Goat
It should have a comfortable area of its own where it can see other animals but they can't come too near; 50 feet from the rest of your animals is good. Here's why: Even if an animal isn't sick before it's sold through a sale barn, it's exposed to disease...
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Philadelphia
Nutrition Matters: What To Feed Your Dairy & Meat Goats
If their requirements are met, they will grow and finish well. In general, goats require higher-quality feeds than cattle because the food moves through their digestive tract faster, allowing less time for rumination and nutrient absorption.
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Philadelphia
New Kids: Esme and Jimmy
That's what the American Dairy Goat Association calls goats with parents of two registered breeds. They serve no known purpose. They're also called waddles, toggles, tassels, waggles, lassies or cutaneous cervical appendices.
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Philadelphia
Fecal Egg Counts: Why & How to Do Your Own
It's the best investment you can make in your herd. There are a few ways to do it, but I am going to give you what I believe is the best/easiest/most reliable. Step 4: Retest New Samples If you medicate, run a fecal egg count with fresh samples 10 to...
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Philadelphia
Goat Farming Business Plan
What experience do you have? Utilizing as many facets of your goat farm as possible is the key to raising goats for profit. Financial Plan Financials are a daunting part of a business plan for many people.
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Philadelphia
The Birds and Bees—Goat Edition
That can be dangerous. However, because I don't have space to tell you everything I know, I asked Mom where you could look for in-depth information. It doesn't take a studly buck like me long to breed a doe (Dad says don't glance away from the scene or...
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Philadelphia
7 Medicines For Your Goat First-Aid Kit
As with all drugs, talk to your vet about proper usage/dosage, withdrawals for milk and meat, etc. This antibiotic is our go-to for wounds or pneumonia cases. Fortified Vitamin B Complex One of the more common and most easily remedied goat illnesses is...
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Philadelphia
It\'s About Goats - Part 2
If frightened, we run a short distance and then turn to face whatever scared us. Unless we're napping or focused on something else, it's almost impossible to sneak up on us goats. Then she's less likely to be scared and run away.
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Philadelphia
Crazy Goat Lady
Imagine her surprise when Casey's emailed her saying she is one of three national finalists. Visitors will vote for their favorites and the grand-prize winner will get $5,000! Josh asked Mom what she would go if she wins the grand prize, and she said,...
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Philadelphia
Working Animals On The Farm: Goats
Is there anything goats can't do? Many owners of working goats find cross breeds to be ideal for tasks such as hauling. They can make milk and fiber. It should be noted that if you are looking to raise any kind of goat for any purpose, working or not,...
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Philadelphia
When Is It Time To Help A Doe In Labor?
The No. 1 rule, no matter how proactive you get, is don't panic. It's time to get proactive. She's not ready yet, but you also would not likely have seen any of the three signs we look for.
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Philadelphia