New goat owners are sometimes unsure about whether or not they want their goats to have horns. While it is ultimately a personal decision, this blog post looks at five reasons why dairy goats should be disbudded and the risks associated with horns.
With kidding season close at hand now is a great time to ensure you are prepared for the unexpected. I learned my first year the importance of having a few key items close by just in case you need them. This list of what you need and why you need it will help you prepare […]
For years, I dreamed of having a family milk cow and one day, I did. I loved Gertie so much and my family enjoyed her fresh milk. When we moved to Florida, we had to send her back to Tonya. ’twas a sad day in my life, indeed. We’ve been planning to get a milk […]
When you keep dairy goats, it’s a good idea to know what types of problems to watch out for. While there are quite a few potential issues you could run into raising goats, there are a few that are more common than others. Most people who start raising dairy goats know the importance of starting […]
9 excellent reasons to add sheep to your small homestead.
You may not realize that your goats are near death from severe parasite overload. While doing chores with the goats, Sarah noticed some strange behavior from one of our young does. This prompted us to check all of our goats for parasites. Learn how to check your goats in just seconds!