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Pygmy Date Palm Information: How To Grow Pygmy Date Palm Trees
When grown in soil with a pH over 7, the tree may developdeficiency with symptoms of chlorotic or spotted fronds.Pygmy palms have moderate drought tolerance and are mostly resistant to disease and pests; however,The up to 6-foot long fronds of the pygmy...
Ohio
Willoughby
Farmers Markets Food, Fun and Family
But the one thing that I've discovered that they all have in common, friendly people who will chat on every subject imaginable.The most anticipated words in the spring are “the market opens this week”.We'll be there every week, from buying vegetable...
California
El Segundo
Meet Sweetie, the Pygmy Goat
In addition to sick animals, some people take other kinds of problem animals to sale barns to sell to unsuspecting buyers. Never go directly from the sale barn to your animals' living area.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Keeping Goats as Companions
They love to be with their owners, so they make great companions for walking, hiking or even camping. The goat must have good manners in public places, and have the social skills to seek out and visit with strangers.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
All About Pack Goats
“Any dairy goat breed will work, and many people cross them with meat-goat breeds to add some bulk and size to the more slender dairy types,” she says. “It doesn't matter what age the goat is or what breed it is.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Raise Goats On 1 Acre Or Less
It also doesn't hurt to ask around and make sure your neighbors are aware of your plans. Care And Feeding Goats will take up a good chunk of your time, particularly if you're going to milk them, so don't kid yourself.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Weed-Control Goats
Weed-control goats also help their owners earn extra money while providing a positive image of goats to the general public. This makes the use of goats an excellent method to control unwanted vegetation without the use of herbicides or heavy equipment.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
3 Tips For the Best-Tasting Goat\'s Milk
We use a food-grade bucket with a Gamma Seal lid. Mix about a gallon of water and 1/3 cup salt in the bucket until the salt dissolves. Bottoms up! Tags goat's milk , Lists Use a napkin or paper cup to dispose of the strippings, aka the few squirts of...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Goat Stats
Color varies by breed and coat color. Consists of wall, sole and frog. Grows constantly. 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...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Myotonic Goats
Pat and her husband, Clark, raise Tennessee Meat Goats, TexMasters and Boer goats on their Bending Tree Ranch near Damascus, Ark. TexMasters are significantly Myotonic with just enough Boer to add a bit of faster growth.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Chicken Vs. Goat Manure: Which Is Best?
Note that these percentages will vary by region, so check with your local extension agent to see what testing, if any, has been done in your area. If you're lucky enough to be able to keep chickens or goats on your urban farm, I'm guessing you are likewise...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Colostrum for Your Livestock Bottle Babies
Colostrum is the thick, immunoglobulin-rich, first milk that all livestock babies need to ingest in order to survive. A lamb, for example, should ideally ingest one ounce of colostrum per pound of bodyweight within one hour after birth and another three...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Sew a Goat Harness for Pulling
Sew the back connector to center over the padding. Mom uses cotton longe lines, so she finishes the cut ends with a blanket stitch using strong button thread. (Add one connector to each side of the chest strap.) Turn under the opposite end of each connector...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Goat Health How-To: Injection And Drenching
If you are alone, you can chain her to a fence and lean against her. Our preferred needle size is 1-inch, and I prefer a 20-gauge needle. The 3ml syringe is good for CD/T vaccines or pain medications while the larger size is perfect for vitamin B shots.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
When To Breed Young Dairy Goats for Milk
Even experienced goat raisers argue about the best time to breed doelings for the first time, so Uzzi and I asked Mom, but we also looked things up at some university websites. That's how Jadzia and I made Bijou and Biscuit .
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Can This Goat Pass as a Reindeer?
Mom thinks the weirdest names for Santa's reindeer are the ones in Bob Dylan's Christmas song, “Must Be Santa:” Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Mm-mmm, Milk!
These foods are lower in lactose than plain, fluid milk so they're more digestible. Then people in several scattered parts of the world domesticated cattle . They didn't know it, but they were teaching their bodies to digest milk.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
5 Flies Bothering Your Goats—And How To Stop Their Bites
Horseflies Pathum Payasekara/Flickr Horseflies are the B-52 bombers of the biting-fly world—if you've been nailed by a horsefly , you know it! Horseflies have stout bodies and are up to 1½ inches long.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
For Hardy Dairy Goats, Look To The Swiss Alps
French Alpines are purebreds, the result of breeding two registered French Alpines. Their hair is medium to short, and bucks stand approximately 32 inches at the withers and weigh around 170 pounds.
Pennsylvania
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. Together the group of viruses is referred to as the Small Ruminant Lentiviruses.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Nutrition Matters: What To Feed Your Dairy & Meat Goats
Slowly increasing the grain it consumes to about 1 percent of its body weight—dry matter—will help prepare its body for the stress of lactation and minimize the possibility of mastitis and metabolic health problems.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
New Kids: Esme and Jimmy
According to Mary C. Jimmy and Esme are only 2 weeks old, but they're learning fast. She takes them all outside to poo and pee instead of using an indoor pad, like she did with Kerla .
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Philadelphia
Fecal Egg Counts: Why & How to Do Your Own
This kit is KEY. Ebay is a great place to find inexpensive used models. While it's a dirty job, testing your goat's poo is the most effective way to keep them dewormed while saving money on medications and vet visits.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Goat Farming Business Plan
Importance Of Record-Keeping Your business may or may not be profitable in the first couple of years, but you need to be able to see for yourself what about it is and is not working when raising goats for profit.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Birds and Bees—Goat Edition
Today's "Ask Martok" question is something I have a teensy bit of experience with: goat breeding. Bucks in rut are hard to ignore, and the ladies love it! We also spray thin streams of urine along our bellies, on our front legs and chests, and into our...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
7 Medicines For Your Goat First-Aid Kit
If a goat gets entero, this is the only thing that will save it. It's an inexpensive insurance policy. It is a low-sting formulation of the same antibiotic in LA 200, oxytetracycline.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
It\'s About Goats - Part 2
Uzzi and I helped Mom research a book she wrote called The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Goats (Storey Publishing, 2011), and these are some of the cool things we learned.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Crazy Goat Lady
Wow! They chose Mom because she writes to support us animals instead of using her money to buy conventional things and because of Milo—they'd never heard of a house goat before. Visitors will vote for their favorites and the grand-prize winner will...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Working Animals On The Farm: Goats
An adult goat can be expected to pull a load approximately equal to its own weight. It will be able to carry more weight as it matures, but it helps the animal to get used to carrying a load.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia