The best diet for goats is one that consists primarily of fresh green browse when it’s available and good quality hay when browse is limited. There’s more to it than just sticking a couple of goats out in a field, though. I’m sharing a few tips to help you succeed in raising pasture-based goats.
There are many reasons to draw blood from your goats, including testing for major diseases and checking to see if a doe is pregnant. It seems like a daunting task, but it’s quick and easy when you get the hang of it! In addition to a video tutorial, I’m also sharing a few tips, advice […]
Goats are tricky creatures, and thanks to their unique anatomy they are can appear pregnant when they aren’t or hide a pregnancy until they deliver the kids! Thankfully there are several good options for determining with almost perfect accuracy whether or not your goats are pregnant. Knowing in advance allows you to prepare for kidding […]
What is Coccidiosis? How does it affect small ruminants on a homestead? What are the symptoms of Coccidiosis? Click over to find out the answers to these questions and what you can do to help prevent and treat this parasite in your animals.
Goats are popular additions to small farms and homesteading family’s back yards. Goats are a versatile animals that can provide, milk, meat, weed control, and fiber for spinning in some breeds. They are mostly easy to keep, friendly and comical additions to the family. And, goats can be a handful! After raising goats, breeding, and […]
We may know a lot about goats if we have them on our farm, but there are some facts about goats we may not know.