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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sheep and Goat Health Information & Resources

Sheep and Goat Health Information & Resources
CDFA Home AHFSS AHB Sheep and Goat Health Information & Resources The small ruminant industry is invaluable to California's agriculture. The Animal Health Branch aids in the management of sheep and goat diseases that cannot be managed by a single producer and their veterinarian.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Training Goats to Pull Carts - Backyard Goats


Add to Favorites Why don't more goat enthusiasts teach their animals to pull carts? Goats have been used as cart animals for over 4,000 years. Why not train yours? When selecting a goat to train for harness, choose a healthy animal with good conformation.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Uncovering African Goat Origins in America's Favorite Breeds - Backyard Goats

Uncovering African Goat Origins in America's Favorite Breeds - Backyard Goats
Add to Favorites Where do goats come from? Goat breed origins are notoriously difficult to fathom because, from the times of early explorers, goats have traveled around the world on sea voyages. They were chosen as a food source due to their adaptable and manageable nature.


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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Knowing What Minerals Goats Need Is Important


Knowing What Minerals Goats Need Is Important
Minerals support optimal performance in livestock. But the mineral requirements for goats are not as well-known as they are for other livestock species. Recommendations have often been extrapolated from sheep or cattle requirements due to a lack of studies in goats, according to Ashley Pierce, the livestock educator for Cornell's Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Nutritional Differences of Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk - Backyard Goats

Nutritional Differences of Goat Milk vs. Cow Milk - Backyard Goats
Add to Favorites by Rebecca Sanderson What is the difference between goat milk vs. cow milk? Being similar livestock-type animals, the overall composition of their respective milks are quite similar, but they do have some key differences. Some of these differences are displayed in the nutritional content.


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Many reasons you should keep goats

Many reasons you should keep goats
Saturday July 11 2020 Summary Goat milk production is a good source of income and an avenue to improve rural areas' economy. Some of the important constituents in goat milk include proteins, lipids, minerals, vitamins, carnitine, glycerol ethers, orotic acid, enzymes, significant fat globule size and casein polymorphisms, which are all important in human nutrition.


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

All of the Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits of Goat Milk



While goat milk may seem like a new trend in the United States, it's actually popular internationally and has been around for ages: over 65% of the world's population drinks goat milk. Packed with vitamins and minerals, this alternative to cow's milk is gentler on the stomach and provides a solution for some with lactose sensitivity.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

What Is the Best Hay for Goats? - Backyard Goats


Add to Favorites For an animal with a reputation for dietary diversity, why should you approach goat feed with scientific precision? The answer is simple: To maximize the health of the animal. But what is the best hay for goats? As browsers (as opposed to grazers), goats eat a wide variety of plants from weeds to woody shrubs.


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Can Goats Swim? Dealing with Goats in The Water - Backyard Goats


Can Goats Swim? Dealing with Goats in The Water - Backyard Goats
Add to Favorites Can goats swim? What should you do if you find your goat stuck in a stock tank? And what health issues should you watch for? I've snickered more than once when my LaManchas and Toggenburgs raced for their barn when it started to sprinkle.


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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Goat Varieties for Hot Climates - Backyard Goats

Goat Varieties for Hot Climates - Backyard Goats
Add to Favorites Different species of livestock react to heat waves and hot climates differently. Some goat varieties are more tolerant than others. All animals should receive special consideration and adjustments during periods of high heat. Even goat varieties that are well-accustomed to high temperatures and hot sun should have plenty of water available at all times.


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