Responsibility and Showmanship: Showing Goats
Responsibility and Showmanship: Showing Goats
Spanish Goats: the First American Domestic Goats
Spanish Goats: the First American Domestic Goats
Though today's Spanish Goat breed represents a meat goat of particular hardiness, the original Spanish goats brought to the colonies were an average, multi-purpose breed brought for the diverse purposes they could serve t ...
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Niche Marketing: Selling to Immigrant Markets
Niche Marketing: Selling to Immigrant Markets
If you're tired of the sale barn and having your goat prices driven by the commodity market, there are other options available! Today we're going to discuss marketing to ethnic and immigrant communities.In other parts of ...
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Longhorn Goats? The Rare Arapawa
Longhorn Goats? The Rare Arapawa
You'll never forget the first glance you have of an Arapawa, a feral breed of goats originating from Arapawa Island off the coast of New Zealand. With horns that grow out instead of up, there is a strong resemblance to lo ...
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Leathermaking: Brain Tanning Basics
Leathermaking: Brain Tanning Basics
Goatskin is among the premium leathers available in the world. With a thin skin, it works up quickly into a soft and supple leather. The term "handling with kid gloves" refers to using kid leather to make fine, ...
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Disbudding or Dehorning Kids
Disbudding or Dehorning Kids
Though there are many opinions on when it is or is not appropriate to disbud or dehorn a goat, knowing the basics are important to any producer. In this article, we'll discuss both techniques, when the proper time is to d ...
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Pinkeye: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Pinkeye: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
With a veterinary name of infectious keratoconjuctivitis, it's no wonder this condition is called pinkeye! Defined by as a combined inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva, this is a condition that causes redness and ...
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Fodder feeding for famished furry friends: Sprout feeding for goats.
Fodder feeding for famished furry friends: Sprout feeding for goats.
In the never ending battle to keep the furry kids fed, happy and healthy, we looked at fodder. Why fodder? Fodder is sprouted seed used for livestock feed. Animals designed to eat vegetation will always fair better with f ...
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Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis
Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis
A protozoa, Coccidia is a species specific internal parasite that often causes serious damage to your goat's system while appearing with no to mild symptoms, acting as a silent killer in your herd. It cannot be passed bet ...
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Mastitis in Dairy Goats
Mastitis in Dairy Goats
It can happen at almost anytime. You go out to do your twice-daily milking and one of the does shies away from you who is normally quite friendly. You think nothing of it until you get her on the stanchion, work on cleani ...
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Ruminal Acidosis
Ruminal Acidosis
Despite the pop culture image of goats eating tin cans, we as goat producers know that not only are goats much more selective than that, they are also much more sensitive to changes in their diet than non-ruminant livesto ...
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