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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Farm Dogs: Guarding, Herding and Helping | MOTHER EARTH NEWS


When I visit a farm for the first time, it is always the farm dogs that greet me first, barking to alert their owners of the arrival of a stranger. These dogs are integral members of every farm, regardless of their shape and size, because they all have a purpose: to provide companionship or protection, or to assist with livestock movement.



Tuesday, September 8, 2020

What You Need To Know To Start Keeping Goats


Goats have rapidly become America's sweetheart of small livestock, and it's not difficult to see why. Their general disposition can be described as clever, curious, personable and affectionate. Even among breed and individual goats, their personalities are most comparable to the family dog than any other livestock species.


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The white muscle disease: A pandemic in your flock


Saturday, July 25 2020 Advertisement By George Katongole All breeds of sheep and goats are susceptible to white muscle disease and it is most common in new-borns or fast-growing animals such as the Boers Waking up to the sight of your goats unable to move can be disturbing.



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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Starting a Dairy Goat Farming Business Plan - Backyard Goats


Add to Favorites Adding a dairy goat farming business plan to your homestead goals takes careful thought and preparation. In addition to purchasing the necessary livestock, dairy goat supplies must be purchased and the facility readied. Take a look at some ideas that will get you on a successful path to a dairy goat farming business plan.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

What To Consider Before Getting Goats As Pets


Remember going to the petting zoo as kid? You got to get up close and personal with animals you normally wouldn't have the opportunity to play with or pet. Chickens, sheep, goats, and cows are some of the farm animals that are popular at places like petting zoos, and some of these animals are actually becoming more and more popular as family pets.



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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Fencing considerations for goats

Fencing considerations for goats
Goats with horns and wire hog panels don't mix. Inevitably, the goat sticks its head through the panel to reach a tasty morsel on the other side, and when it pulls back, its horns prevent it from pulling its head out.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Never Underestimate a Goat; It's Not As Stupid As It Looks

Smithsonianmag.com Goats are members of a diverse group of mammals called ungulates. Ungulates include barnyard favorites like cows, sheep and donkeys-all great additions at petting zoos but not known for winning any intelligence prizes in the animal kingdom.


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Sunday, June 21, 2020

9 Things to Consider Before Raising Goats for Milk - Backyard Goats

9 Things to Consider Before Raising Goats for Milk - Backyard Goats
Add to Favorites Thinking about raising goats for milk? There are many goat milk benefits, including making goat cheese or learning how to make goat milk soap. But there are a few things to consider about raising goats for milk before you take the leap. 1.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Amber Waves - Better Business Bureau accreditation for 2021. Amber Waves has been a long time Better Business Bureau member with an A+ rating

Amber Waves - Better Business Bureau accreditation for 2021. Amber Waves has been a long time Better Business Bureau member with an A+ rating

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Great Pyrenees Is it Right For You?


Stonnie Dennis
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Today I'm talking about my opinion of the Great Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dog. I'm no expert on the breed, but I've seen quite a few and I'm really fond of their personality, physical characteristics, and disposition. Obedience Training a Great Pyrenees puppy requires a proper understanding of the dogs behavioral tendencies, patience, consistency, and most importantly, persistence. If one takes into account the origins of the breed and the subsequent behavioral conformation, proper obedience training is simply a matter of setting appropriate goals and putting in a little bit of extra work!


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