Raising goats

the backyard dairy alternative
  • 202 Pages
  • 1.25 MB
  • English
Tab Books , Blue Ridge Summit, Pa
Statementby David B. Weems.
LC ClassificationsSF383 .W4 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 202 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3499203M
ISBN 100830615342
LC Control Number82019380

Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set by: 3.

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It is filled with wonderful, educational, and sound knowledge on raising goats /5(75). For anyone thinking of acquiring a goat or starting a herd--for whatever reason--this book is an essential resource.

Written by an authority on goat breeding and behavior, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun or profit, meat or milk/5(48). Jerry Belanger and Sara Thomson Bredesen are the coauthors of Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats.

They have both been involved in dairy goat farming Raising goats book more than 30 years. Belanger is the former editor and publisher of Countryside & Small Stock Journal/5(46). Jerry Belanger is the co-author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats. His goat raising guidance has been indispensible to new goat owners for many years, for he has been raising goats since the s.

Belanger is the former editor and publisher of Countryside & Small Stock Journal, and lives in Wisconsin with his wife/5(). Raising them naturally would of course be of utmost importance to me and after reading Debora’s book, I feel confident about being able to do just that. From choosing a breed, birthing and raising babies, to feed, supplements and health issues, Raising Goats Naturally is an easy to read, all-encompassing guide to getting started with goats.

Raising Goats for Milk and Meat (PDF) Rosalee Sinn Heifer International is pleased to present Raising Goats for Milk and Meat. This introductory handbook provides an experience-based training model on the basic care and management of dairy and meat goats.

Also. Goats are one of the oldest species of domesticated animals. There are nine species generally accepted as true goats with around three hundred breeds.

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Many small farmers or backyard raisers have found that they can earn from raising goats. Goats provide milk, meat, fiber, and hide which raisers can sell or. The best way to raise goats for profit is to start either a goat meat farm, or a goat dairy farm.

While goat fibers are also a source of revenue, the profits realized from angora, mohair, and cashmere have decreased in recent years, and many farms that once raised goats for their fibers have converted into raising goats for meat.

From Raising Goats For Dummies By Cheryl K. Smith Goats make great pets. And as more and more people look for ways to live sustainably and grow their own food, goats are a wonderful option for raising meat and milk, and you can harvest their fleece, as well.

One doe will produce 90 quarts of fresh milk every month for 10 months of the year.

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That said, you can't keep just one doe—you'll need to keep two goats, a doe, and a wether, or two does, at a minimum, so they don't get lonely. Each castrated male goat, or meat wether, will produce 25 to 40 pounds of : Lauren Arcuri.

Sunauna(スーナウーナ)のカーディガン「【洗える】ボレロニットカーディガン」()をセール価格で購入できます。. Besides always double checking that the pasture gate is latched, here are a few other things about raising goats I learned the hard way.

Goats are King of the Mountain Domesticated goats are not so different from their mountain-dwelling ancestors – they have an inborn need to get on top of the highest thing around. A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Healthy Goats for Beginners.

Author: Jason Howard; Publisher: N.A ISBN: Category: Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Discover the best-kept homesteading secrets to raising robust, healthy goats and learn how to leverage your little herd for fresh dairy products Are you thinking about raising your own goats right in your backyard, but don't know.

Raising Goats For Beginners – Managing Your Herd It doesn’t take long to have a really big herd once your mama’s start having babies. You need. 6 Goat Production Handbook Purpose of this book The aim of this book is to assist owners of indigenous goats with extensive farming systems.

It looks at ways to improve the productivity of their flocks. It is designed to be shared with farmers in a way that allows them to understand how to find their way through the book and how to find.

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The Truth About Keeping Backyard Goats As a city homesteader for the last 23 years, I couldn’t be happier about the current trends aimed at a healthier lifestyle for ourselves and our families.

Growing vegetables and fruits in our backyards, canning to preserve fresh food for later, cooking from scratch and raising small flocks of backyard. Raising Goats for Milk and Meat NEW REVISED EDITION ROSALEE SINN PAUL RUDENBERG Illustrations by BARBARA CARTER.

iii Special thanks to individuals who helped with this book Annette Froman, Administrative Assistant Michael Haddigan, Story. This book has a good deal to offer those looking to raise goats for a myriad of purposes. It will give you a solid foundation on basic goat information while providing you with ideas to ponder on how to raise your goats in a more "natural" way.

Neimann raises several topics that are of interest to the holistically minded goat owner/5. SOURCE Nigerian Dwarf goats are compact, docile, and productive little animals Because they are smaller than standard goats, and have a friendly disposition, they are easier to manage and live with, making them popular as pets.

But they are also low-maintenance dairy goats, giving a surprising amount of high-quality, high-fat milk despite their small are [ ]. About the Book Author Cheryl K. Smith has raised a small herd of dairy goats under the herd name Mystic Acres since She published Ruminations: The Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine and Goat Health Care.

She writes a blog () and is an expert on goats at. Your local library should have at least one good book on how to raise goats in your backyard, with associations and other resources for raising goats listed in the back index.

Send off for free information on the different breed associations and compare the information about each goat breed. Remember that once you start kidding, you will want more space for separating kids, breeding does, and for setting up your milking stand. Dwarf goats need a minimum of 10 feet of indoor space each.

Goat Proofing Your Yard. Also, goats really are escape artists. They can fit through tiny holes, and jump onto and over the most unlikeliest things.

Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set/5(10).

The Benefits of Raising Goats. Related Book. Raising Goats For Dummies. By Cheryl K. Smith. You get a lot from keeping goats. Raising goats can help you achieve a sustainable lifestyle. You can milk them or eat their meat, use their fiber and their skin for making clothing, and even use their dung for fuel (if you are so inclined).

Boer goats are among the largest goat breeds. Mature does weigh pounds, while bucks can weigh average about feet tall at the withers. Boer does reach sexual maturity at about 5 months of other goats, does are polyestrous, and can breed year-round. Whether you want to raise a dairy barn full of milkers, one hundred meat goats for market, a herd of Angoras for mohair fiber, or a few Pygmies as pets, this book is for you.

Expert, hands-on advice makes it easy to get started raising a healthy herd. Longtime goat farmer Carol Amundson describes the breeds popular in the United States and Canada and explains all the helpful dos and Reviews: 1.

The Complete Guide to Goats As the thought of raising and taking care of a goat is interesting‚ it is even more interesting to discover how the process is done. For only $17‚ you can get this guide which takes you through the steps of raising and caring for : Andrew eBooks.

• Goats are seasonal in their breeding habits. • Goats are most fertile in the fall. • Seasonality varies by breed and goat. • Estrus cycle lasts ~21 days. • Pregnancy lasts about five months. • Goats usually give birth to 2 to 3 kids. • Litter size is affected by breed, age, season, and Size: 7MB.

Creep Feeding Goats Creep Feeding refers to feed provided to goat kids, or baby goats, in an area specifically designed to prevent adult goats from consuming the feed. Creep feed is a way of supplementing a goat mother's milk and pasture feed.

Creep feeding is known to help goat kids develop healthier immune systems and increased weaning weights. While there are many books about raising meat goats available, this one is different in that it is the only book that addresses how to manage meat goats on a commercial scale.

Author Greg Christiansen draws on his years of experience in raising meat goats on a commercial scale to explain the principles of managing meat goats as a viable farm.I'm actually interested in raising dairy goats, but my library only had a book on meat goats. Still, good info on the basics of raising goats.

It had a really good description of the different meat breeds and why you would choose one over the other/5.If you are thinking about raising goats at home, we can help!

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