How to Raise Goats

How to Raise Goats Author Carol Amundson
ISBN-10 9780760343784
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 200
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Whether you want to raise a dairy barn full of milkers, one hundred meat goats for market, a herd of Angoras for mohair fiber, or a few Pygmies as pets, this book is for you. Expert, hands-on advice makes it easy to get started raising a healthy herd. Longtime goat farmer Carol Amundson describes the breeds popular in the United States and Canada and explains all the helpful dos and don’ts. You’ll find information about traveling with goats, marketing, treating illness, and more, including a glossary of caprine terms, tables and charts for easy reference, and a list of breed associations. Illustrated in full color, this guidebook is an indispensable resource for those who want to raise their very own goats. Easy-to-follow tips help you to: Choose the right breed for your needs Evaluate and purchase goats House and feed your herd Keep your herd healthy Breed goats and birth kids Market goats and their products Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in this challenging but rewarding venture.



How to Raise Dairy Goats

How to Raise Dairy Goats Author Martha Maeda
ISBN-10 9781601383785
Release 2011
Pages 288
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This book provides every detail you could possible need to become a dairy goat breeder and farmer. You will learn how goats are raised for different purposes, including as dairy goats, fiber goats, and as a means to maintain property. You will learn how to select the right breed of goat and how to know what to look for in a specific goat. You will also learn to breed goats, including how to care for the mother, how to wean the kids, and the care the kid will need once it is born. You will learn how to properly house goats and what they require from you to remain healthy and happy, both with their feed and their space. --



How to Raise Goats

How to Raise Goats Author Kjasen
ISBN-10 0997782161
Release 2016-12-22
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How To Raise Goats: What You Need To Know You want to raise a goat or two? Great news! Goats can be some of the most rewarding of animals for their milk, cream, cheese, meat, hair, hides, as pets, to pull small carts, and the list goes on. They are wonderful to teach children about life and responsibility. Goats can be exhibited in farm and livestock shows and competitions such as 4H, AGS, ADGA, and numerous other clubs and associations throughout the world. But, they can be a handful as well. Goats can be stubborn, a bit too playful, escape artists, destructive, and chew on most things. However, it's a misconception that they will eat everything from tires to tin cans. They may nibble, lick, and check out the items in their vicinity, including your pockets, but rarely will they actually eat them. Before you purchase any goats, it's a good idea to think about why you want them. Do you want them for milk? For meat or fiber? Or do you just think they'd make a cute pet? The motivation behind your decision to raise goats will influence what breed of goat you will buy and how you'll raise them. Keeping goats is a big commitment. Read this guide through to make sure that you are prepared to take on this responsibility.



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.



Living with Goats

Living with Goats Author Margaret Hathaway
ISBN-10 9780762793075
Release 2013-02-27
Pages 208
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In the newest addition to the successful “Living With” series, Hathaway and Schatz let readers in on everything they need to know about how to raise one – or twenty – goats in their own backyards. Readers will discover how to raise goats either for milk, meat, or companionship, and how to shelter and care for their pets depending on the breed (whether they’re eventually going to eat them or invite them into their family circle). Between the friendly advice, first-hand wisdom, and hilarious stories, Living With Goats reassures readers that raising goats is a rewarding and sustainable endeavor well worth their while.



Raising Goats Naturally

Raising Goats Naturally Author Deborah Niemann
ISBN-10 9781550925432
Release 2013-09-23
Pages 304
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Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer and more



The Meat Goat Handbook

The Meat Goat Handbook Author Yvonne Zweede-Tucker
ISBN-10 9780760340424
Release 2012-01-15
Pages 224
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DIVLongtime goat rancher Yvonne Zweede-Tucker draws on twenty years of hands-on experience to help you raise your own meat goats. Illustrated throughout with color photography, this instructive handbook includes advice about breeds, feeding, housing, safety, health, kidding, butchering, and selling product. Included is a glossary and a resources appendix. Essential reading for every meat goat owner!/div



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.



The Dairy Goat Handbook

The Dairy Goat Handbook Author Ann Starbard
ISBN-10 9780760347317
Release 2015-06-05
Pages 192
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"Like many domesticated animals, goats require an attentive eye and constant care and upkeep. Learn how with The Dairy Goat Handbook. Whether raising them for pleasure or profit, this guide provides everything you need to know to raise a happy and healthy herd."-- Back cover



Raising meat goats for profit

Raising meat goats for profit Author Gail B. Bowman
ISBN-10 WISC:89090952672
Release 1999-03-01
Pages 256
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Raising meat goats for profit has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Raising meat goats for profit also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Raising meat goats for profit book for free.



Get Your Goat

Get Your Goat Author Brent Zimmerman
ISBN-10 9781610581875
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 160
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It’s all about back to basics: consumers are rejecting consumption and looking for more and more ways to reconnect with the earth, the community, and their food sources. Many people who have tried keeping chickens, toyed with turkeys, or even just fantasized about converting their quarter-acre suburban yard into a pasture has no doubt wondered: What about goats? I don't live on a farm—how do these lively, intelligent creatures fit into my life? Get Your Goat,is a comprehensive, engaging way to answer all your questions about keeping goats, as backyard farm animal or even as a pet.Get Your Goat is a complete handbook for keeping all breeds of goats on smaller acreage. It includes essential information on the nuts and bolts of goat behavior; an extensive breed guide that teaches you how to make the best choice of breed for your lifestyle; fencing and housing; health and wellness; whether to raise goats for product (milk, meat, fiber) or for companionship; and more . . . written for the new goat keeper, with all the right questions in mind!



Raising Meat Goats in a Commercial Operation

Raising Meat Goats in a Commercial Operation Author Greg Christiansen
ISBN-10 0615584128
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 126
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This book is just what the goat industry needs if it is ever going to make the leap from being a backyard hobby operation to becoming a legitimate food animal production industry. While there are many books about raising meat goats available, this one is different in that it is the only book that addresses how to manage meat goats on a commercial scale. Author Greg Christiansen draws on his years of experience in raising meat goats on a commercial scale to explain the principles of managing meat goats as a viable farm business. Greg tells you how to breed does that are capable of working for you and the necessary management to enable the does to do their job. He has excellent sections on fencing goats, working facilities for goats, protecting goats from predators, wintering goats and many other subjects necessary for raising meat goats. This is the most practical how-to book with real life examples of making management decisions to solve problems I've seen. For the producer seeking to raise goats on a commercial scale, this is the only book available with the necessary information and it will be the best money you ever invested in your goat business. Dr. Steve Hart Goat Extension Specialist Langston University Langston, OK.



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.



The Backyard Goat

The Backyard Goat Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781603426992
Release 2011-04-16
Pages 224
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Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful pets, The Backyard Goat makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary.



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 Whole Goat Handbook

The Whole Goat Handbook Author Janet Hurst
ISBN-10 9781610586573
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 192
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Goats are the hottest animal today to raise for hobby farmers, commercial farmers, and members of both 4-H and FFA. But using the producst from a goat requires special skills, handling, and recipes. Here’s The Whole Goat Handbook, chock full of recipes, crafting projects, advice, and more. Cooking with goat meat requires special, adapted recipes because the meat is so strong in flavor; there’s no devoted goat-meat cookbook on the market—until now! Here as well are recipes for making cheese with goat milk as well as goat-milk soap. And for those raising goats for fiber, here are hard-won recommendations on crafting, knitting, and weaving. This book will shows you how to do all this—and more.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Raising Goats

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Raising Goats Author Ellie Winslow
ISBN-10 9781101478417
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