Hoof rot is a nasty condition that many livestock species can get. Treating hoof rot is easy if it is caught early. If you think one of your goats has foot rot, check them ASAP. The sooner you can get them treated the easier it will be on both you and them. If you have […]
If your are considering the addition of small animals or livestock to your homestead or farm, consider the dairy goat. Goats are hardy and thrive with attentive simple care. Their size makes them easier to handle than other livestock. Because of their size, the space and feed needed to maintain goats is more practical and less […]
Once the babies have been born, it’s important to give your doe some extra support. Keeping your doe healthy and strong during their gestation helps ensure an easy delivery and healthy kids on the ground. Labor and caring for new kids takes a lot out of your goat – be sure you’re giving her the […]
Goat rescues and shelters. They aren’t as common as dog and cat rescues, but they exist. Finding a reputable goat rescue is a challenge at times, though. With goats not being as commonplace as house pets, some “rescues” take advantage of the eternal cuteness of goats to rack in the dough without truly helping the […]
Learning about herbal medicine and natural healing can be intimidating for “traditional” livestock producers. Here are five easy ways to start stocking your all natural goat medicine cabinet.
Do you milk your own goats or cows? Do you use a traditional teat dip or spray? I used to use a store bought spray as well. But knowing that these products are full of unhealthy chemicals led me to create my own antibacterial, essential oil teat spray! I love it and I would love […]