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Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats

Author : Katie Normet
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The ideal reliable guide to goat-keeping for the new commercial enterprise or the small hobby farm. A city kid, Katie Normet discovered a fascination for large animals early in her life, one that led her to study animal sciences at one of Canada's most distinguished agricultural colleges. While there, Normet rubbed shoulders with fellow classmates from farming backgrounds and caught another bug: the urge to make a living raising animals. Today, she and her family run River's Edge Dairy in Central Ontario, where Katie oversees a herd of some 75 goats which produce more than 50,000 liters of milk a year. Much of this milk is transformed into delicious yogurt, cheeses and unique goat-butter tarts, as well as soaps and moisturizing creams, which Normet sells directly from the farm and at local markets. Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats is Normet's account of the daily challenges and rewards of life as a goat farmer, from her experience rehabilitating a farm from the ground up to learning firsthand the ins and outs of acquiring and caring for goats. Normet's central piece of advice runs through her book like a commandment: Know your goat. Keeping eyes on each goat and noting even subtle changes in behavior and demeanor are key to managing a problem quickly and keeping your goat healthy. Normet explores all the big-picture issues in goat husbandry, including: Purchasing Housing Feeding Breeding Kidding Milking Identifying and treating diseases and ailments. There are also chapters on cheese making and soap making with tips and recipes. While the author doesn't gloss over the responsibilities of early-morning milkings and late-night kidding dramas, she deftly communicates the innate appeal of one of nature's most charming and charismatic domesticated animals. For Normet, every inconvenience is a blessing in disguise, and whether readers are preparing to launch their own commercial enterprise or simply interested in providing goat milk for their family, her story will serve as a reliable guide.

Raising Goats Naturally

Author : Deborah Niemann
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Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more.

A Practical Guide to Small scale Goatkeeping

Author : Billie Luisi
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Rearing dairy goats

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This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of rearing dairy goats. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.

City Goats

Author : Jennie Grant
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter called "Legalizing Goats In Your City" from City Goats Time Magazine calls author Jennie Grant the, "godmother of goat lovers." * Explains the how-to and benefits of keeping and raising milking goats on your city lot * Get a healthy source of milk, as well as a hobby that will change your life * Longtime urban goat keeper Jennie Grant is an experienced city goat farmer and Goat Justice activist JENNIE GRANT is your average 40-something mother with a bungalow in Seattle's leafy Madrona neighborhood, a happy middle-school child, a tolerant husband, and a pug named Eddie. She also happens to keep chickens and two milking goats, Snowflake and Eloise, and is regionally known as the passionate founder of the Goat Justice League. Since Grant began keeping milking goats several years ago, she has learned firsthand the remarkable benefits and beauty of keeping goats -- how much healthier and easier to maintain a yard with goats can be, the tolerance levels of neighbors, the health benefits of non-industrial foods, and how interacting with goats inspires a connection with nature. City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is her step-by-step guide to raising a pair of dairy goats in your urban or suburban backyard, from learning city zoning requirements and selecting goats to setting up your yard, building a goat shed, feeding and caring, kidding, and milking. Practical and at times comical (just like a goat!), connected both to nature and the city, and slightly rebellious -- City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is a book for gardeners, people committed to eating locally, and anyone who has ever pondered joining the backyard goat revolution.

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Author : Jerry Belanger
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Presents tips on choosing breeds, feeding, housing, milking, dairying, breeding, and health care for milk-producing goats.

Raising Goats Naturally 2nd Edition

Author : Deborah Niemann
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Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more Incorporating dairy goats into a diversified homestead can be the key to greater self-sufficiency. Responding to questions and concerns from readers from all over North America and beyond, this fully revised and expanded edition of Raising Goats Naturally will help readers work with nature to raise dairy goats to produce milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber, and soap – all without relying on drugs or following the factory farm model. By observing your own animals closely and educating yourself about their specific needs, you can create an individualized plan for keeping them healthy and maximizing their productivity. This unique, fully-illustrated guide will teach you to help your herd thrive with: Breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyle Detailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking, and nutrition Complete recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat. Packed with personal experiences and backed up by expert veterinary advice and scientific studies, Raising Goats Naturally brings together a wealth of practical information on raising goats for the love of it and using their milk and meat to become more self-reliant.

Goat Farming A Comprehensive Guide to Breeding Health Feeding Products and Many Other Important Aspects of Goat Farming

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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Goat Farming" contains information on breeding, health, feeding and much more. It is intended to illustrate the main aspects of goat farming and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Raising Goats for Beginners

Author : Max Barnes
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Discover how raising your own goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor Goats are one of the most versatile animals you can own and they are perfect for dairy, meat and fiber, whether you're looking to become more self-sufficient or make some money on the side. While raising goats sounds like fun, most people who want to start their own herd simply don't know where to start. You're probably asking yourself: Can I have goats? What breed is best for my needs? How many goats should I get? Is raising goats difficult? What do I need to raise healthy goats? Raising Goats for Beginners is a comprehensive, practical guide that not only answers these questions, but covers everything you need to know in order to raise healthy goats. This book can help you get the most out of your herd with step-by-step instructions and useful tips for beginners. You will learn all the dos and don'ts of starting and maintaining a healthy goat herd. Here's what you'll discover in Raising Goats for Beginners: How to pick the best goat breed for your needs How to evaluate and purchase your goats How to build shelter and fencing for your herd How to feed your goats How to keep your goats healthy How to breed goats and birth kids How to harvest milk, meat and fiber Recipes with goat milk and meat And much more Raising your own goats may have seen out of reach for many reasons; however, I'm here to tell you it's not as difficult as it seems. I used to visit my grandma on her farm when I was a kid, and that's where I first encountered these smart hearty animals. I've kept a homestead of my own my whole life, and I've encountered my fair share of difficulties running a backyard homestead and raising goats. When I first started, I thought it would take years to learn all the ins and outs. In fact, it did. That's why I'm sharing all of that knowledge with you today in one convenient place. With this book you can save yourself time and energy by following all of the tips, tricks and advice you'll find within. Gain meaningful knowledge in the step-by-step, easy-to-follow chapters by using this book as a reference for any of the obstacles you might find yourself facing along the way. Join thousands of others who have taken the leap to a more sustainable and enjoyable life by raising their own goats and enjoying all the benefits that come from having your own herd! Click the "Add to Cart" button now to take advantage of raising your own goats.

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Author : Jerome D. Belanger
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From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats 5th Edition

Author : Jerry Belanger
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This best-selling handbook is packed with detailed information on housing, feeding, and fencing dairy goats. It’s been the trusted resource on the topic for farmers and homesteaders since it was originally published in 1975, and the new edition — completely updated and redesigned — makes Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats more comprehensive and accessible than ever. In-depth sections explain every aspect of milking, including necessary equipment, proper hand-milking techniques, and handling and storing the milk. New color illustrations show each stage of kidding, and substantial chapters on dairy goat health and breeding include the most up-to-date research and practices.

Backyard Farming on an Acre More or Less

Author : Angela England
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As food prices continue to rise, more and more people have discovered that they can create their own food supply, right on their own property, and at a fraction of the price of conventional farm food that's been shipped to their local grocery from locations unknown. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. However, poor planning for needs, proper use of available space, and a lack of preparedness for preserving or selling the harvest can quickly lead to wasted time and sweat. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by people who have planned and run a successful small-scale backyard farm. The authors guide readers through the essentials of planning a small-scale farm from a 1/4 acre all the way up to an acre and beyond. Readers will learn how to decide how large (or small) their farm should be, what they should plant or raise based on their invidual wants and needs (and available space), and how they can prevent their efforts from being wasted. Proven, sustainabile techniques will be presented to readers so they can yield the maximum benefit of their harvest through proven best practices. Readers will also learn how to raise small animals such as chickens and goats for milk, eggs, and meat, and will learn the crticial practices for successfully parenting bees, growing fruit tress, and much more.

Dairy Goats With Information on the Breeds Breeding and Management of Dairy Goats

Author : George W. Van Der Noot
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This rare manual provides information on the breeds, breeding and management of dairy goats, one of the oldest species of animal domesticated by humans. Suitable for the goat farmer, animal husbandry enthusiast or historian, this book provides a comprehensive guide with many details still of practical use today. Summary of contents: Breeds; Selection of Breeding Stock; Management of the Breeding Stock; Care of Doe at Kidding; Rearing the Kids; Horns and Polling; Feeding the Doe; Feeding the Buck; Minerals and Water; Lactation Period; Milking; Characteristics of Goats’ Milk; Housing for Goats; Diseases and Parasites of Goats; Methods of Making Cheese; Suggested Readings. Complete with a new introduction and the illustrations featured in the original, we are republishing this vintage work in a high quality, modern, and affordable edition.

The Practical Guide to Buying and Running a Smallholding in Wales

Author : Liz Shankland
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Offers guidance to buying and running a smallholding in Wales, aimed at would-be downshifters, wherever they may live.

Storey s Basic Country Skills

Author : John Storey
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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.

Storey s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats 4th Edition

Author : Jerry Belanger
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A great choice for the small or backyard farmer, dairy goats require a smaller investment than cows and produce milk that makes delicious yogurt and cheese. This fourth edition includes more on pygmy goats, health care, breeding, and making dairy products. You’ll have everything you need to you need to know to successfully raise your own dairy goats.

The Goat Record Keeping Log Book

Author : Brenda Rees
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The Goat Record Keeping Log Book is especially designed for goat owners by Brenda Rees, a long time goat owner. This book allows you to keep vital information on your goats, record your observations, medical notes, breeding & kidding notes and more in one convenient easy to use journal. It is a "must have" for goat lovers and keepers. ADD TO CART now to grab yours! Features inside this log book: You'll find it easy to record important details for up to 25 goats on the wide lined work sheets. There is a Goat Index page where you can write the Goat's Name beside the page where her record begins. On the Goat Information page you will be able to record the Goat's Full Name, Nickname, Birth Date, Sex, Breed, Registration info, Color, Markings, Horn Info, Ear Info, Tattoo, Electronic Id, the Goat's Purpose in your herd, Information about when and how the goat was acquired, Breeder and Owner information. There is a chart to record a 4 generation Pedigree. A place holder for pasting a Photo or a drawing of the goat. And, an area for Notes. On the Medical Information page, you will be able to record information about Injuries or Illnesses, Parasite Control, Testing, Vaccination and Supplements. The Breeding & Kidding pages have enough space to record 6 different breeding and kidding seasons for each goat. You'll be able to record the buck and whether the breeding was live cover or AI, the Date Bred, the Due Date, Number of the Freshening, the Actual Kidding Date, information about the Delivery, and information about each kid born. There is also space for you to record Notes and Other Information per each goat record. There are 10 pages for general Notes and Observations for your goat herd. Handy Charts are included at the end of the book for Calculating a Goat's Weight based upon the heart girth measurement, Calculating the Kidding Due Date, and some basic Vital Signs for Goats There is also space to record Contact Information for important people in management of your goats. A Note from the Author: I've been working with dairy goats since 2006. My herd has ranged in size from 6 goats up to 120 milking does when I owned a Commercial Grade A goat dairy. Over the years, I've used several methods of record keeping for my herd. I have created record sheets that I've found most useful in this Goat Record Keeping Log Book. I hope you find them useful. Enjoy! - Brenda Large Size - 8.5 x 11 inch 120 Pages High Quality Paper Beautiful Cover Design with Professional Glossy Finish This practical log book is great for goat lovers and keepers. Buy one today and get your goat keeping records organized. The Goat Record Keeping Log Book also makes a beautiful gift for friends and family members. Perfect for 4-H and FFA projects. Enjoy!

The Encyclopedia of Country Living 50th Anniversary Edition

Author : Carla Emery
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#1 — The Best Country and Rural Living Books* #1 — 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021** For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world. From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive—even in uncertain times. With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to: * Can, dry, and preserve food * Plan your garden * Grow your own food * Make 20-minute cheese * Make your own natural skincare products * Bake bread * Cook on a wood stove * Learn beekeeping * Raise chickens, goats, and pigs * Create natural skincare products * Make organic bug spray * Treat your family with homemade remedies * Make fruit leather * Forage for wild food * Spin wool into yarn * Mill your own flour * Tap a maple tree And more! Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources. * Bookscrolling.com ** OutdoorHappens.com

Homegrown Handmade

Author : Deborah Niemann
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The author of Ecothrifty shows you how to life more self-sufficiently with her guide to modern homesteading―no farm required. Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils. That’s why author Deborah Niemann is here to offer healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. In this fully updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, Deborah shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, this book is packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more. This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life. “Dreaming of a mindful life? Niemann’s advice on gardening, cooking, orcharding, raising livestock, and much more demonstrates that it’s possible to begin the journey in your own backyard.” —Rebecca Martin, Managing Editor, Mother Earth News

Raising Goats Naturally

Author : Deborah Niemann
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Complete self-sufficiency may seem out of reach, but for more and more of us, increasing our self-reliance as much as possible is the order of the day. Incorporating dairy goats as the centerpiece of a diversified homestead can be the key to achieving this goal, and Raising Goats Naturally will show you how. By working with nature, you can raise dairy goats and produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber, and soap - all without relying on drugs or following the factory farm model. By observing your own animals closely and educating yourself about their specific needs, you can create an individualized plan for keeping them healthy and maximizing their productivity. This unique, fully-illustrated guide will teach you to help your herd thrive with: breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyle detailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking, and nutrition complete recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat. Packed with personal experiences backed up by expert veterinary advice and scientific studies, Raising Goats Naturally brings together a wealth of practical information on raising goats for the love of it and using their milk and meat to become more self-reliant.