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James and Eileen Ray envisioned a small dairy with grass-fed cows and farmstead cheese. Then came the goats—and their new adventure began in earnest.
With baby goats nearing their due date, do your best to prepare for new arrivals with this inclusive guide to kidding.
These charming and mischievous weed eaters will ensure your life is never dull, plus they can help you earn money. Here's a look at a few of the breeds we've grown to love.
Sore mouth produces thick, scabby sores on the mouth and gums
Sore mouth is a pox virus that lives indefinitely in the soil, and affects most sheep and goat operations at some point. Dr. Reid Redden is a state sheep and goat specialist with Texas A&M...
Respecting and understanding ethnic food choices can help your bottom line
The growing number of diverse ethnic and religious groups in the United States means opportunities for agricultural diversification, especially with goat and lamb meat. Religious guidelines or...
An Iowa family has embraced raising goats
Doug Reynolds never imagined that one day he would have a herd of goats roaming his acreage near Earlham, Iowa. But when his daughter Macy entered 4-H, she wanted to show goats more than anything....
These photos are sure to make you smile. How can you not when they contain cute and goofy goats?
Early detection is important
Mastitis is an infection of the udder, or mammary gland, in mammals. All types of goats can get the disease, whether they’re dairy, meat, or fiber goats. Susan Schoenian is an Extension...
This New Jersey woman rescues the baby goats nobody else wants
Leanne Lauricella of Annandale, New Jersey, drove by cute little farms every day on her commute to New York City for what she calls a very stressful job. One day she stopped to visit a farm...
Two men bought a farm that came with birds and a couple of old goats
Greg Graves was out helping his friend dig some topiary at a nursery near Graham, Washington, and was captivated by the charm of the century-old farmhouse, gardens, pasture, and mature trees. When it...