The Field Guide to Goats [NOOK Book]

Overview

Kept as pets, raised for their milk, meat, or fiber, or prized for their beauty or rarity, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small.  Whether you raise a favored few or a hundred head, this guide is the ultimate resource on North American breeds.  The book provides detailed descriptions of more than twenty goat breeds found in the United States and Canada, from the popular Nubian, Pygmy, and Boer to the rare and lovely Golden Guernsey.  Illustrated with 150 color photographs,...
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The Field Guide to Goats

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Overview

Kept as pets, raised for their milk, meat, or fiber, or prized for their beauty or rarity, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small.  Whether you raise a favored few or a hundred head, this guide is the ultimate resource on North American breeds.  The book provides detailed descriptions of more than twenty goat breeds found in the United States and Canada, from the popular Nubian, Pygmy, and Boer to the rare and lovely Golden Guernsey.  Illustrated with 150 color photographs, this convenient, easy-to-use field guide includes exhaustive information about behavior, characteristics, breeding, and history, as well as a glossary of caprine terms and a list of breed associations.  It is the essential reference that anyone with an interest in goats should not be without.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616732189
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,223,315
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author


Author Cheryl Kimball is a certified veterinary technician and the author of several books, including The Complete Horse and Mindful Horsemanship. She works part-time at the New Hampshire Farm Museum and lives in Middleton, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1

Goat Evolution, History, Research, and Lore

Chapter 2

Goat Practicalities

Chapter 3

Goat Breeds

Breeds Recognized by the ADGA

Alpine

Oberhasli

Nubian

Saanen

Sable

LaMancha

Nigerian Dwarf

Toggenburg

Other Breeds

Pygmy

Boer

Savannah

Spanish

Myotonic

Kiko

Arapawa

San Clemente

Cashmere

Angora

Pygora

Nigora  

Chapter 4

Goat Behavior

Chapter 5

What Can You Do with a Goat?

Glossary

Index

About the Author

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