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Pygmy goats are becoming the new “it” pet for both rural and urban dwellers alike
The cutest farm animals come in pint-sized packages.  Adult pygmy goats are about the size of a medium-sized dog, and are a nice fit for owners with limited space. Dori Lowell is the business...
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Our readers love their goats! Meet some of the adorable animals they've posted in our ShareMy gallery and on our Facebook page.
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Spanish goats are often only thought of as brush eaters. But true Spanish goats are a heritage breed, valued for their hardiness and foraging
Radio interview source: Leslie Edmondson, Owner Spanish Goats Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below When the Spanish came to the Americas in the 16th century, they brought goats...
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This meat goat from New Zealand is easy to raise, grows to market weight quickly, and will even clean up weeds on your acreage.
A relatively new breed is making a splash in the expanding U.S. meat goat industry. The Kiko goat was developed in New Zealand by crossing feral goats with dairy goats in the 1980s. The goal was...
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If you want to raise goats for meat, you can't go wrong with the popular Boer.
If you're looking for an economical meat animal or are interested in making a little extra money, consider raising Boer goats. Originally bred in South Africa, Boers are now one of the principal...
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Angora goats make a profit for this small farm in Minnesota.
Getting started With bright purple paint on a 1947 Farmall tractor, a John Deere manure spreader, and a garden fence, Ada Austin attracts attention, especially in the middle of Amish country in...