Understanding FAMACHA scoring could mean the difference between life and death of your sheep or goat herd. FAMACHA scoring is used for detecting the level of a parasite load in sheep and goats. If you have sheep or goats, understanding FAMACHA scoring is essential to keeping them healthy. Make sure that you know how to […]
Sometimes dam-raised kids can be a little skittish and sometimes bratty when we are trying to catch them. Learn how I raise my goat kids to be more friendly and willing to interact with me. It’s easy, but it takes a little commitment!
Bringing a new goat into our herd is not something that we take lightly. Moving an adult goat can be very stressful for them, and it takes effort to help them learn the ropes in their new environment. We decided to buy a milking goat that had been raised on a dry lot, and add […]
Having a goat first aid kit set up in a cupboard ready to go reduces a lot of stress when you are dealing with a sick or injured animal as everything you need is there together. I suggest you assemble these things and create a kit and keep it somewhere handy. This isn’t just a […]
Breeding goats you want to make sure you make the right matches so that you get the best traits and qualities in your babies. Goat breeding planning can get complicated remembering who is related to who and what traits certain lines carry forward. We explain the one tool that can simplify your goat breeding planning.
If you are looking for milk production from your goats, you will want to pick a breed (or breeds) that are bred for their dairy capabilities. There are many different breeds of goats available and even many dairy goat breeds. Here are the top 5 dairy goat breeds you should look at for milk production.