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Farmers Markets Food, Fun and Family
Pack up the kids and get out there next Saturday morning! Be sure to review your favorite local farmers market in Go Gardening. In small towns the market might consist of pickups backing into parking spaces around the town square to sell their goods.I've...
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El Segundo
Farmers\' markets celebrate the summer harvest
Join the growing number of "locavores" who choose to eat local products, spending their money directly on food rather than on gas and transportation costs. Find a big bunch of basil orGreen peppers have been available for a while, but the colorful ripe...
California
El Segundo
All About Pack Goats
There are a lot of advantages to using goats as packers that horses and mules can't offer. Horses and mules are the animals most called upon to pack supplies into backcountry locales.
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Philadelphia
Raise Goats On 1 Acre Or Less
Keep in mind that goats are bred for a specific purpose. 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
The size of the herd of weed control goats doesn't matter — any number of goats will be able to keep weeds to a minimum. Another goat activity that is gaining interest throughout the United States is vegetation control.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
3 Tips For the Best-Tasting Goat\'s Milk
I know, I know—you've heard that goat's milk tastes nasty. Step 3 After milking, put your filtered goat's milk into your glass canning jar, and pull the bucket of brine out of the freezer.
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Philadelphia
Goat Stats
Sub Goat Physiology Life span: 10 to 12 years, up to 30 in rare cases Heart rate: 70 to 80 beats per minute Respiratory rate: 15 to 30 breaths per minute Temperature: 102.5 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit Water intake: 188 cubic centimeters per kilogram over...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Myotonic Goats
The average Myotonic goat is shorthaired, but some have longer, thicker coats; the coat should be straight, not wavy. Dr. Lou Nuti of Prairie View A&M University's International Goat Research Center has proven that a 6 to 10 percent greater meat yield...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Chicken Vs. Goat Manure: Which Is Best?
If you're lucky enough to be able to keep chickens or goats on your urban farm, I'm guessing you are likewise enamored of what comes out of the south end of those animals. There are other micronutrients required in healthy soils, but NPK are the big guns...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Colostrum for Your Livestock Bottle Babies
A lamb, for example, should ideally ingest one ounce of colostrum per pound of bodyweight within one hour after birth and another three ounces per pound of bodyweight spread over eight to 12 feedings during its first 24 hours of life.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Sew a Goat Harness for Pulling
Ask Martok! Do you have a livestock or wildlife question you want me to answer? Turn under one end 2 inches, and sew it to snap. (He's the handsome guy in these pictures.) Materials 30 feet cotton or nylon webbing longe line 8 1½-inch welded rings 3...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Goat Health How-To: Injection And Drenching
I like to give shots on the milk stand, so the goats can't run away. But like everything, it will get easier with practice. Then you're ready to go. There are three ways you can administer shots: subcutaneously (known also as SQ, meaning under the skin),...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
When To Breed Young Dairy Goats for Milk
Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities “ Reproductive Management of Sheep and Goats ” says doelings should weigh at least 60 percent of their adult weight. Due to their larger size, single kids can be a problem for a young, immature doe to deliver.
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Philadelphia
Can This Goat Pass as a Reindeer?
Nowadays, people tend to spell Donder's name “Donner.” Other writers, like L. In Britain, folks watch a trio of Christmas specials starring Rudolph's lazy, overweight son, Robbie the Reindeer.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Mm-mmm, Milk!
« More Mondays with Martok » Tags butter , cheese , goat's milk , kefir , Martok , Sue Weaver , yogurt That's because she's lactose intolerant. Dr. Evershed, archaeologist Julie Dunn and their helpers used modern scientific techniques to analyze 81...
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Philadelphia
5 Flies Bothering Your Goats—And How To Stop Their Bites
The soap residue builds up over about a week, so wet your goat and bathe it off. Here are some of the fly types you may come in contact with on your farm, and what you can do to stop them before they become a nuisance.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
For Hardy Dairy Goats, Look To The Swiss Alps
It wasn't until 1976 that a group of goat fanciers united to save the breed from extinction. The coat is a rich red-brown with distinct black markings that include a dorsal stripe, a black belly, black legs, and black facial -markings and ears.
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Philadelphia
Protect Your Goats From CAE
With adult goats, chronic polyarthritis pain is usually an observable sign, along with synovitis and bursitis. With the ELISA, it's recommended that all resident goats in the herd be tested to achieve a CAE-free population if that is the goal of the owner.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Meet Sweetie, the Pygmy Goat
Keep the animal in quarantine for at least three weeks—four is better. One of Mom's friends rescued Sweetie, the Pygmy goat, but now Sweetie needs a home so she's come to live with us on our farm.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Nutrition Matters: What To Feed Your Dairy & Meat Goats
It's important to keep providing her with a high-quality forage and grain source until she's in late lactation, which will keep both the mother and kid healthy and ensure there is no negative impact on her future ability to conceive.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
New Kids: Esme and Jimmy
We have new baby goats at our farm! Their names are Doughnut Jimmy and Esme, and they are bottle babies. We have new baby goats at our farm! Their names are Doughnut Jimmy and Esme.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Fecal Egg Counts: Why & How to Do Your Own
Build your skills toolbox. With time and practice, you will get better at identifying them. You may also see coccidia oocytes, as well as other eggs that, if present in large numbers, will indicate a need to treat with their specific medicines.
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Philadelphia
Goat Farming Business Plan
Raise goats for profit by taking your ideas and putting them down on paper. Meat Breeds of Goats: Boers Kikos Dairy Breeds of Goats: Nubians Saanen Alpine LaMancha Fiber Breeds of Goats: Angora Cashmere Nigora Pygora Dairy breeds can be raised for meat—what...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Birds and Bees—Goat Edition
We also do a kind of stiff-legged, pawing goose step with one front leg when we're excited and some of us spray urine on our friends. When she's ready to breed, she stands with her head slightly lowered, her legs braced and her tail to one side, and she'll...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
7 Medicines For Your Goat First-Aid Kit
If not, start your goat on the fortified B and take it to the vet as soon as possible. Thiamine Have this on hand for goat polio, as described earlier. If a goat gets entero, this is the only thing that will save it.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
It\'s About Goats - Part 2
That's because our ancestors were mountain goats. We also have an acute sense of smell. 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...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Crazy Goat Lady
Imagine her surprise when Casey's emailed her saying she is one of three national finalists. I'm going to be in a mini-documentary because my mom is a crazy goat lady! We goats knew that all along.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Working Animals On The Farm: Goats
There are however numerous tasks and chores around the farm that goats can be trained to do. The earlier a goat is trained, the easier it is for its handler to work with, especially as it gets older and stronger.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
When Is It Time To Help A Doe In Labor?
If we don't feel anything, we go deeper to make sure the cervix is open or in the process of opening so kids can pass. Nothing beats watching happy, healthy, bouncy kids find their footing and their jumping skills , but the journey to that point is not...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia