How to Raise Goats: Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

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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 don’ts. You’ll find information about traveling with goats, marketing, treating illness, and more, including a glossary of caprine ...

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Overview

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 don’ts. You’ll find information about traveling with goats, marketing, treating illness, and more, including a glossary of caprine terms, tables and charts for easy reference, and a list of breed associations. Illustrated in full color, this guidebook is an indispensable resource for those who want to raise their very own goats.

Easy-to-follow tips help you to:

  • Choose the right breed for your needs
  • Evaluate and purchase goats
  • House and feed your herd
  • Keep your herd healthy
  • Breed goats and birth kids
  • Market goats and their products

Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in this challenging but rewarding venture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760343784
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/2013
  • Series: FFA Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 411,798
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Carol A. Amundson (Scandia, MN) has been raising goats since 1989. Her articles have appeared in Goat Magazine and United Caprine News, and she is the former editor of the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association newsletter, Gopher Goat Gossip.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 A Goat Is Just a Goat-Right? 12

Chapter 2 Preparing Your Goat Farm 38

Chapter 3 Breeding 70

Chapter 4 Health and Wellness 96

Chapter 5 Life with Goats 130

Appendix 1 Management Calendar 172

Appendix 2 Associations, Clubs, and Registeries 179

Appendix 3 Equipment and Supply Dealers 188

Appendix 4 Glossary: How to Talk Goat 190

Index 196

About the Author 200

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