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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...
United States, Ohio
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.
United States, Pennsylvania
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...
United States, California
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.
United States, Pennsylvania
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.
United States, Pennsylvania
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...
United States, Pennsylvania
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.
United States, Pennsylvania
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...
United States, Pennsylvania
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...
United States, Pennsylvania
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...
United States, Pennsylvania
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.
United States, Pennsylvania
Angora Goats: Equipment and Shearing
Studly bucks are much larger, weighing 180 to 225 pounds. Angoras are a very ancient type of goat mentioned in the Bible and on cuneiform tablets dating back thousands of years. You’ll also need good shelter for your goats.
United States, Pennsylvania
Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Prepare To Protect Your Goats In Flooding
Here are some things we suggest. We went through about 15 bags in five days. Consider working on your own flooding plan this fall before spring rains arrive. You’ll need to add more each day of a weather event to keep your goats dry and comfortable.
United States, Pennsylvania
Teeny, Tiny Miniature Goats
Well-fed Nigerian does bred for dairying rather than pets give up to 1 gallon of high-fat milk per day. Nigerian Dwarfs are cuddly and colorful, too. Sometimes mini goats are acceptable where zoning laws disallow keeping full-size goats, even in big cities!...
United States, Pennsylvania
6 Things To Do Now To Make Kidding Season Easier
If you have a problem, you need to get colostrum into the kids within the first 12 hours to ensure they’ll thrive. And then grab a new sack to catch the next one. When the kid is fairly clean and dry, you can move it to an entirely new sack or just...
United States, Pennsylvania
3 Ways To Control Goat’s Milk Flavor
Minerals are also important. This may very well have been the mind of a picky child, but the likely culprit was my parents’ increased knowledge of proper goat care. While keeping a clean milk stand and wiping udders (and hands) clean before milking...
United States, Pennsylvania
Milking Goats: How Long Can They Go Without Breeding?
The practice known as "milking through" usually lasts two years, but some have reported going as long as seven. As long as the mother has good food and plenty of water, it seems, she will continue to produce as long as there is demand.
United States, Pennsylvania
It\'s About Goats - Part 1
That’s a lot of goats! Twenty-eight goats live on our farm. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, as of Jan. No wonder we like to climb on things! For thousands of years, we goats have been used for our meat, milk, hides, hair,...
United States, Pennsylvania
5 Fun & Easy Snacks You Can Grow for Your Goats
That could be because of our specific soils, climate and so on, so I encourage you to see what you’re good at growing and then to plant a little extra if your goats enjoy those things, too.
United States, Pennsylvania
Test Your Nubian Goat for G6S Mutation
The bad thing is that many Nubian goat breeders don’t know about it. Tested goats are given the designation Normal, Carrier or Affected. Symptoms of G6S include slowed growth, lack of muscle mass, blindness, deafness and eventually death caused by liver...
United States, Pennsylvania
Are Dairy Goats Right for My Farm?
Although goats drink surprisingly little water, they like it fresh, and you’ll find they drink more after they kid. What You’ll Need for Gates It’s not only a goat’s ability to jump a fence that makes it a challenging farm animal; it’s also...
United States, Pennsylvania
Mastitis Care For Dairy Goats
The California Mastitis Test can be used to diagnose mastitis in goats, but the results need to be interpreted for goats, not cows. In some poor husbandry conditions, udder and teat anatomy may be another contributing factor.
United States, Pennsylvania
Use Clicker Training to Condition Your Goats\' Behavior
Integrate a Target A target is a stick with a distinctive tip. Over time, treats were phased out and the “click” became the reward. So, each time our dachshund, Molly, followed a command such as sit or stay, she earned a treat and a click.
United States, Pennsylvania
25 of the Most Adorable Baby Goats You\'ve Ever Seen!
Courtesy Sin City Farm Girl Courtesy Taylor B. Courtesy Deborah V. Courtesy Delinda L. Courtesy Pigs, Hens and Berries Courtesy Taylor B. (Nothing like those adorable noses and floppy ears to pull us out of our winter funk!) If you can’t get enough...
United States, Pennsylvania
How To Sustainably Manage Parasites In Goats
You might even check your goats’ eyes pretty regularly. You see, a huge problem in parasite management is that the products we use to control parasites—worms, especially—often become ineffective over time largely because of misuse and overuse.
United States, Pennsylvania
Goat Health: Copper Deficiency
Because the only commercially available product, Copasure, is packaged for cattle and calves, goat owners use ready-made boluses and repackage COWP in gelatin capsules, usually at the rate of 1 gram of COWP per 22 pounds of goat.
United States, Pennsylvania
DIY Goat Feed
Or you don’t have to—it’s up to you. What you can do, though, is buy each of the things we put in our custom feed and hand mix the ingredients large bins. As with all things goat , there are many strong feelings and no one right answer, so I’m...
United States, Pennsylvania
It\'s About Goats - Part 3
This makes it easier for us to use our tongues to select and collect yummy grass or twigs to eat, whereas animal that have front teeth, like horses, choose what to eat with their lips.
United States, Pennsylvania
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.
United States, Pennsylvania