The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese

The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese

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by Sue Weaver
     
 

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Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful

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Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful pets, The Backyard Goat makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603427906
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
130,399
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Sue Weaver has written hundreds of magazine articles and many books about livestock, horses, and chickens, including The Backyard Cow, The Backyard Goat, The Backyard Sheep, Storey and The Donkey Companion. Weaver and her husband share their ridgetop farmette in the southern Ozarks with an array of animal friends.

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The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Melanie-Ski More than 1 year ago
The BEST beginning goat farmer book I have read! After having dairy goats for 5 years now, I have perhaps graduated beyond the beginner dairy goat books to know enough if they are good starter books or not. Sue Weaver covers it all in this book beginning with where goats originated and including breeds of goats I honestly haven't even heard of before. She uses photo's, drawings, and side notes to incorporate as much information in a book as possible. She covers information on milk goats, fiber goats, and pack goats from where to purchase them through their kidding days. Training tips and techniques for pack goats. Milk processing and recipes for milk goats. Shearing know how's for fiber goats. Included are housing and feeding needs, health of the goats and emergency care needs. She includes Goat Tales from literature for a touch of humor. Extremely well written book with insight galore but not in a bogged down know it all way. Even for the seasoned goat farmer I recommend this book as a basic resource. I learned things I hadn't known and found beginning concepts I was unable to find in other books on goats. 5 plus stars! I received a copy of this book from Storey Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for anyone interested in Goats. It is written with lots of information, humor and a whole section with lots of pics. I would also recommend The Backyard Cow also written by Sue Weaver.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago