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Insects and parasites that bother sheep will often attack goats as well. Keep your animals healthy and treat them as soon as you notice any signs of an insect presence.
Radio interview source: Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Sheep and goats are susceptible to being pestered by many...
Goats don't need fancy housing, but when a doe is ready to kid, give her a place of her own. A kidding pen will bring comfort to the new little family. You don't need a lot of space. A four-...
Ideas for keeping goats corralled
Goats are difficult to corral because they love to jump and climb. One fencing option that is convenient, flexible, and cost effective is electric fence. At Rumbleway Farm near Conowingo, Maryland,...
Finding an effective system lets you take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of electric fencing.
Flexibility of fencing Using electric fencing to confine goats can be a convenient way to pasture the animals where they can keep grass and weeds clipped in hard-to-mow places. Electric fencing...
There's been a lot of interest in the dairy goat industry over the past year. I get many calls asking about dairy goats: how much land it takes to raise them, what to feed them, and how to manage...
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...
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...
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...
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. The French-Alpine dairy...