Category Archives: Goats

Choosing A Livestock Guardian Dog

It is a crisp autumn morning and as I walk to the barn I hear the goats hollering, the rooster crowing, and excited barking from our puppy. Sultana greets me at the gate, squealing with joy and rolling over for … Continue reading

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Milking Caper

As I left the house to go milk I had no idea of the fun in store tonight. Walking down the hill to the barn I heard the goats calling, which if you have goats you know this is pretty … Continue reading

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Feeding the High Producing Dairy Goat Part 2: The Gut

I had a hard time organizing my thoughts into an orderly fashion regarding feeding high production goats. There are so many factors, and they all inter-relate to make a whole. I know everyone is anxious for a magic formula with … Continue reading

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Feeding the High Producing Dairy Goat Part 1: Genetics

I have goats. Lots of goats by my standard (24 or so), not so many compared to some herds. I have had them for many years now, nearly 10? I can’t really remember except that my youngest child was a … Continue reading

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Why I Sleep In the Barn

Its kidding time. Udders are bulging, stuff is coming out of behinds, mommas are fighting trying to gain a better position in the herd for their coming babies. As the farmer this means long nights in the barn, sometimes days … Continue reading

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Beginners Guide to Buying And Selling Registered Goats

Here it is, the definitive guide to buying and selling registered goats. Or, in many cases, registrable. Well, maybe not definitive, but this should at least be helpful. There are some basic things you need to know if you want … Continue reading

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Of Parasites and Management

It amazes me to look back over the last 7 or 8 years and see what I have learned and where I have am compared to then. Sometimes I feel like we have seen and done it all! And, other … Continue reading

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