Goats Raising Goats Keeping Goats Owners Manual

Goats  Raising Goats  Keeping Goats Owners Manual Author Ludwig Lorrick
ISBN-10 191061713X
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 148
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Goats have been domesticated for thousands of years. Goats are really gentle and quite cute! They make wonderful pets and can be really rewarding farm animals, too. Children usually love goats. Some goats are reared for milk and/or meat whilst others keep goats for fibre and fabric production. You may want to utilise these products for your family or even convert this hobby into a commercial venture. Some people keep goats simply as pets. Whatever your reasons for rearing goats are, it is important to understand when you are bringing home a pet goat that this animal needs special care and attention. If you are planning to bring a goat home, you must invest a lot of time doing your homework and research about this animal to make sure that you can take on this responsibility before you make a commitment. This book covers all the subjects including which goats are best as pets, choosing your goats, how to take care of goats, how to feed them and how to ensure that they are always healthy. It is perfect for a first time goat owner. Topics covered in this book: - History - Raising goats for dairy - Raising goats for meat - Raising goats for fibre and fabric - Raising goats for fun - Best goats as pets - Making a home for goats - Housing - Goat care - Interacting - Transport - Health .... and much more



Guide to Keeping Goats

Guide to Keeping Goats Author Wendy Hargreaves
ISBN-10 9781105810862
Release 2013-03-14
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Are You a Shepherd? Seriously, have you ever herded sheep or for our purposes goats? If you haven't and are up to learning something new, you might want to give it some consideration. Raising goats for pets or other more lucrative or healthy reasons is a small but growing industry in the U.S. with ownership of 3.0 million goats. Those numbers are much, much higher in other parts of the world. Well over a billion goats around the world provide, milk, cheese, meat, mohair and more. Most adorable are the pygmy goats that some people adopt as pets. Take a look and decide if becoming a part time shepherd might be in the cards for you. If you are considering a goat for any reason, consider the following: 1. Why do you want to keep goats? 2. Where do you find a goat to buy? 3. What facilities should you have in place ahead of time? Okay, how do you do that? Where do you get that kind of knowledge? Glad you asked. You need our handy little guide called "The Guide to Keeping Goats!"



The Joy of Keeping Goats

The Joy of Keeping Goats Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 9781616083007
Release 2011
Pages 234
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How to raise goats for meat, milk or bucolic companionship.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Raising Goats

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Raising Goats Author Ellie Winslow
ISBN-10 9781101470077
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 208
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No butts about it! Because of increased interest in self-sufficient and sustainable living practices, people interested in having their own milk supply are turning to goats, which are easier to keep than cows. Whether for pets, milk, fiber, or even meat, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Goats provides everything a beginner needs to know about raising goats. ?According to the June 2007 issue of Better Nutrition magazine, goat's milk is gaining popularity in the United States because it is less allergenic and more easily digestible than cow's milk, and contains higher percentages of key nutrients ?Like raising chickens, raising goats ties directly into the sustainability and thrift movements



Your Goats

Your Goats Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603427654
Release 2012-09-21
Pages 176
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Suitable for farm work, as pets, and a source of fiber, goats are amazingly versatile animals. This informative and encouraging guide, designed for kids ages 9 and up, explains everything children need to know to safely and successfully raise and show their own goats. In age-appropriate language, Gail Damerow offers expert advice on selecting, purchasing, housing, and feeding goats, as well as important information on goat behavior and the basics of goat health care. Discover how fun and rewarding keeping goats can be.



Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats 4th Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats  4th Edition Author Jerry Belanger
ISBN-10 9781603427395
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 304
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A great choice for the small or backyard farmer, dairy goats require a smaller investment than cows and produce milk that makes delicious yogurt and cheese. This fourth edition includes more on pygmy goats, health care, breeding, and making dairy products. You’ll have everything you need to you need to know to successfully raise your own dairy goats.



City Goats

City Goats Author Jennie Grant
ISBN-10 9781594857003
Release 2012-10-03
Pages 176
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter called "Legalizing Goats In Your City" from City Goats Time Magazine calls author Jennie Grant the, "godmother of goat lovers." * Explains the how-to and benefits of keeping and raising milking goats on your city lot * Get a healthy source of milk, as well as a hobby that will change your life * Longtime urban goat keeper Jennie Grant is an experienced city goat farmer and Goat Justice activist JENNIE GRANT is your average 40-something mother with a bungalow in Seattle's leafy Madrona neighborhood, a happy middle-school child, a tolerant husband, and a pug named Eddie. She also happens to keep chickens and two milking goats, Snowflake and Eloise, and is regionally known as the passionate founder of the Goat Justice League. Since Grant began keeping milking goats several years ago, she has learned firsthand the remarkable benefits and beauty of keeping goats -- how much healthier and easier to maintain a yard with goats can be, the tolerance levels of neighbors, the health benefits of non-industrial foods, and how interacting with goats inspires a connection with nature. City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is her step-by-step guide to raising a pair of dairy goats in your urban or suburban backyard, from learning city zoning requirements and selecting goats to setting up your yard, building a goat shed, feeding and caring, kidding, and milking. Practical and at times comical (just like a goat!), connected both to nature and the city, and slightly rebellious -- City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is a book for gardeners, people committed to eating locally, and anyone who has ever pondered joining the backyard goat revolution.



How to Raise Goats

How to Raise Goats Author Carol Amundson
ISBN-10 9781616732035
Release 2009-04-15
Pages 192
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As pets or livestock, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Easier and cheaper to keep than many larger animals, they will keep a pony company, pull a cart, and produce the perfect milk for many artisan cheeses or meat for some of the most up-and-coming ethnic cuisines. For anyone thinking of acquiring a goat or starting a herd--for whatever reason--this book is an essential resource. Written by an authority on goat breeding and behavior, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun or profit, meat or milk. Beginning with the basics--history and behavior, types and breeds--Carol Amundson answers all of a prospective owners questions about getting a goat, from land requirements and regulations to choosing or assessing particular animals or breeds. In a clear and engaging way, she goes into the details of housing and feeding, breeding and milking, training and showing, transporting and marketing goats of all kinds--as well as the dos and donts of keeping them healthy from birth to old age. Concise, complete, and easy-to-use, this is a reference that no goat owner should be without.



The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals Author Laura Childs
ISBN-10 9781634501255
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 256
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A second edition of the beloved guide to farm animals. When the going gets tough, the tough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the intention of making your own cheese, or sustain your family and make some extra money from raising cows and selling beef, this is the book for you. Childs explains how to get started and everything you need to know about successfully raising each animal, including: • Comparison of breeds • Designing your farm strategy • Preparing a home for your livestock • What to feed your animals • Animal health • Breeding • Milking, laying eggs, and butchering This invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.



Raising Goats For Dummies

Raising Goats For Dummies Author Cheryl K. Smith
ISBN-10 0470633808
Release 2010-01-28
Pages 360
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Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.



Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats 2nd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Meat Goats  2nd Edition Author Maggie Sayer
ISBN-10 9781603422390
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 344
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Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.



The Goat Handbook

The Goat Handbook Author Ulrich Jaudas
ISBN-10 0764132687
Release 2006
Pages 135
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Goats are economically valuable animals, but owners need basic information about their care, housing, breeding, and upkeep. Here is expert advice in non-technical language. Barron’s popular line of Pet Handbooks resembles Barron’s Pet Owner’s Manuals series, but are larger, having more pages, more photos and line illustrations, and more detailed advice and information. Pet owners and soon-to-be owners will find reliable information from breeders, veterinarians, and pet care experts presented in easy-to-follow, handsomely designed volumes.



The Backyard Goat

The Backyard Goat Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603427906
Release 2011
Pages 215
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A beginner's guide to raising goats as productive pets, offering guidance on choosing a breed, and discussing housing, feeding, milking, making cheese, harvesting cashmere, training goats for tricks or work, and related topics.



Nigerian Dwarf Goats Care

Nigerian Dwarf Goats Care Author Taylor David
ISBN-10 1927870011
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 144
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In this book, you will find all of the information you need to be prepared for becoming a Nigerian Dwarf Goats owner. You will find information about Nigerian Dwarf Goat care, caresheet, cages, enclosure, habitat, diet, diseases, facts, set up, food, names, pictures, info, life span, breeding, personality, feeding and cost. After reading this book you will be an expert on Nigerian Dwarf Goats! Taylor David covers all aspects of keeping Nigerian Dwarf Goats, including their recent popularity as backyard pets within homesteading communities. The book is full of sound advice and answers to your questions on goat management.



Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats

Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats Author Katie Normet
ISBN-10 1770859799
Release 2017-10
Pages 192
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The ideal reliable guide to goat-keeping for the new commercial enterprise or the small hobby farm. A city kid, Katie Normet discovered a fascination for large animals early in her life, one that led her to study animal sciences at one of Canada's most distinguished agricultural colleges. While there, Normet rubbed shoulders with fellow classmates from farming backgrounds and caught another bug: the urge to make a living raising animals. Today, she and her family run River's Edge Dairy in Central Ontario, where Katie oversees a herd of some 75 goats which produce more than 50,000 liters of milk a year. Much of this milk is transformed into delicious yogurt, cheeses and unique goat-butter tarts, as well as soaps and moisturizing creams, which Normet sells directly from the farm and at local markets. Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats is Normet's account of the daily challenges and rewards of life as a goat farmer, from her experience rehabilitating a farm from the ground up to learning firsthand the ins and outs of acquiring and caring for goats. Normet's central piece of advice runs through her book like a commandment: Know your goat. Keeping eyes on each goat and noting even subtle changes in behavior and demeanor are key to managing a problem quickly and keeping your goat healthy. Normet explores all the big-picture issues in goat husbandry, including: Purchasing Housing Feeding Breeding Kidding Milking Identifying and treating diseases and ailments. There are also chapters on cheese making and soap making with tips and recipes. While the author doesn't gloss over the responsibilities of early-morning milkings and late-night kidding dramas, she deftly communicates the innate appeal of one of nature's most charming and charismatic domesticated animals. For Normet, every inconvenience is a blessing in disguise, and whether readers are preparing to launch their own commercial enterprise or simply interested in providing goat milk for their family, her story will serve as a reliable guide.



Raising Goats Naturally

Raising Goats Naturally Author Deborah Niemann
ISBN-10 9780865717459
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 304
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Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more.



Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats Author Jerome D. Belanger
ISBN-10 9781603425803
Release 2010
Pages 296
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From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.