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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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Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative brain disease affecting the central nervous system of sheep and goats. There is no preventative vaccine and no cure. Take precautions to prevent losses in your herd...
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Let your goats help keep your lawn neat and tidy
Radio interview source: Tammy Dunakin, owner, Rent-A-Ruminant         Listen to the radio story here Living mowers Goats need a job. It's their...
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Dairy goats are popular animals because their milk can be used to drink, make cheese, and even for soap. If you want an excellent milking breed, try the Alpine dairy goats. Radio interview source:...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Keep careful records Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Dan Buskirk, Extension beef specialist, Michigan State University Our sheep are pigs. And it...
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Goats are useful animals on many acreages. Shelter them properly and they will keep the weeds down
Goats don't need a fancy place to live, but they do stress out if they're not protected from the rain, wind, and cold. Keep your goats happy and healthy by providing shelter in their pen or...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Happy medium Listen to this radio story (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Linda Spahr, livestock educator, Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension When our 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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Not only can goats serve as friendly pets, but also they can provide a source of income – a possible lucrative alternative to cattle and sheep.
Raising dairy goats Not only can goats serve as friendly pets, but also they can provide a source of income -- a possible lucrative alternative to cattle and sheep. You might actually be...
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A goat's horns are a means of self-defense, and they are sharp! Since many acreage goats don't need to defend themselves, consider removing the horns to avoid a problem. Radio interview...

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