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Get Your Goat

Author : Brent Zimmerman
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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. 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? This 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 Get Your Goat is written for the new goat keeper, with all the right questions in mind!

Hide Your Goat

Author : Steve Gilliland
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Hide Your Goat is for every person who has ever said, “Why me?” It is for every person who feels like everywhere you turn, you meet problems, obstacles, difficulties – large ones, small ones, all sizes. Filled with thought-provoking questions, ideas and solutions, this book will help you stay positive while dealing with life's disappointments and the negativity that encompasses our society. Whereas, you can't change the people and circumstances that try to get your goat, Hide Your Goat will help you stay positive when negativity surrounds you. The book focuses on six core principles. • The Courage to Recognize Who You Are • The Strength to Accept Where You Have Been * The Wisdom to Discern Where You Are Heading * The Knowledge to Acquire What it Takes To Get There * The Awareness to Exclude Who Is Stopping You * The Power to Change What Holds You Back Hide Your Goat makes you aware of how your daily life intersects with a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, opinions and personalities. This book will make you think about yourself and dive deep below the surface to uncover feelings, thoughts and emotions that expose your goat. Regardless of its origin, the expression “gets my goat” is something that resonates with all of us. The fast-paced and stress-filled schedules we maintain “open the gate” to allow people and circumstances to “get our goat.” It's time to discover, herd, teach, feed, gate, exercise and in the end, Hide Your Goat!

Raising Goats For Dummies

Author : Cheryl K. Smith
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No buts: discover the addictive joy of raising goats Goats are amazing, multi-talented creatures that have been domesticated for over 10,000 years. As well as being a source of food, clothes, and milk, they're wonderful companions: cute, intelligent, and playful—and often as friendly and attentive as dogs. In addition, they make endearing noises and—according to ancient Ethiopian legend—discovered coffee. So what's holding you back? The new edition of Raising Goats For Dummies rebuts all your excuses, and shows you why having one—or, actually, a few—of these companionable ruminants (cud-chewing animals) in your life will bring you great joy, and, if you choose, unbeatable homemade milk and cheese—and possibly a cozy new sweater. A happy goat aficionado since 1998, Cheryl K. Smith takes you from the grassroots of raising your goat—choosing and buying the breed you want, building and maintaining goat-friendly housing—to more elevated terrain, including how to build your own milk stand, participate in online goat shows (it’s a thing!), and even monetize your goat. You'll also learn the fundamentals of proper care to make sure your goats are fed, kept healthy, and bred in ways that ensure they have the happiest life you can provide. Study the history and breeds of goat, like the Nigerian Dwarf or Pygmy Live sustainably from and even profit from your goat Identify and alleviate common ailments Have fun raising the kids! Whether you're researching buying a goat or learning on the hoof about the ones you have, this book has everything you need to see why getting your goat will bring years and years of joy.

How to Raise Dairy Goats

Author : Martha Maeda
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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. --

Raising Dairy Goats

Author : Nancy Ross
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WANT TO LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF RAISING DAIRY GOATS FOR BEGINNERS? Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Which Goat Breed is Best? Setting Up For Your Goats Choosing the Best Animals The Daily Duties of Owning a Goat Milking Your Goats Breeding Your Goats Taking Care of the Goats to Prevent Diseases and Other Healthcare Needs Much, Much, More!

The Meat Goat Handbook

Author : Yvonne Zweede-Tucker
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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

How to Raise Goats

Author : Carol Amundson
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As pets or livestock, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Easier and cheaper to keep than many larger animals, they will keep a pony company, pull a cart, and produce the perfect milk for many artisan cheeses or meat for some of the most up-and-coming ethnic cuisines. For anyone thinking of acquiring a goat or starting a herd--for whatever reason--this book is an essential resource. Written by an authority on goat breeding and behavior, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun or profit, meat or milk. Beginning with the basics--history and behavior, types and breeds--Carol Amundson answers all of a prospective owners questions about getting a goat, from land requirements and regulations to choosing or assessing particular animals or breeds. In a clear and engaging way, she goes into the details of housing and feeding, breeding and milking, training and showing, transporting and marketing goats of all kinds--as well as the dos and donts of keeping them healthy from birth to old age. Concise, complete, and easy-to-use, this is a reference that no goat owner should be without.

Backyard Farming Raising Goats

Author : Kim Pezza
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Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the ideal resource for the new farmer just starting out, providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and caring for the addition of goats to your backyard farm! Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect guide for beginners thinkingabout including goats to their sustainable homestead. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining a breed, to the tools and space you'll need, to all the wonderful benefits that owning goats can provide, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your new herd. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to raise goats at home! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Covering topics from selecting the perfect breed for your space and time requirements, to milking and culling your herd, to preparing for and raising the next generation of kids, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the all-in-one guide for the aspiring home goatherd. EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and housing set-ups, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is written with first-time goatherds in mind. A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BACKYARD FARM. The benefits of owning goats range widely: goat's milk, meat, even goat hair has its uses and markets. Easier to care for than sheep and lots of fun besides, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect first step to adding livestock to your farming experience! The Backyard Farming series offers easy-to-use guides to help first-time farmers and homesteaders experience the satisfaction that comes from producing their own food. Rural areas with acres of land, suburban neighborhoods with small backyards, or urban environments with limited space--no matter what your situation, these books are tailored to your unique needs and resources. Each volume in this series is dedicated to a particular topic in backyard farming, whether you're planning to grow food for your family or for sale at your local farmers market. Featuring simple instructions and helpful illustrations, the Backyard Farming series empowers you and your family to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible--direct from your own backyard!

Goat Notes Edition 2

Author : Emily LeVan
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Raising Goats

Author : Jason Howard
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Discover the best-kept homesteading secrets to raising robust, healthy goats and learn how to leverage your little herd for fresh dairy products Are you thinking about raising your own goats right in your backyard, but don't know how to begin or are unsure what supplies and daily care they will need? Have you recently started a goat herd and everything seems to be going wrong? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Raising goats can seem overwhelming. They are stubborn, impulsive and frustrating if you don't know what you're doing. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this book, Jason Howard uncovers the secrets of raising goats for fun and profit. You'll discover information to help you purchase goats in peak condition, keeping them healthy and a ton of other useful advice to help you maintain a great herd. Here's a tiny snippet of what you're going to learn in Raising Goats: • Everything you need to get started raising goats in your backyard if you're a beginner • The 4 absolute best places to purchase your first or next healthy goat • 3 factors you need to consider before purchasing goats for your herd • How to buy registered goats and why it's important • 9 extremely important things you need to look out for when purchasing a goat • Common mistakes homesteaders make when trying to purchase a goat • Housing and shelter instructions for both baby goats (kids) and young goats • 8 surefire ways to keep your goats safe from diseases and predators • Proven ways to effectively train your goats without losing your sanity • ...and much more! Whether you want to raise a herd of milkers for fresh dairy or meat goats for farmer's market, the instructions contained in this guide will help you master the science and practice of raising healthy goats easily and quickly.