Raising Goats For Dummies

Raising Goats For Dummies

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by Cheryl K. Smith
     
 

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Realize the joy and benefits of raising and caring for goats

Interest in raising goats is on the increase as people become more concerned about where their food comes from, what is in it, and how it is produced. Goats have become more than just a source for food — they make great companions and helpers, too. This helpful and friendly guide introduces you to

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Realize the joy and benefits of raising and caring for goats

Interest in raising goats is on the increase as people become more concerned about where their food comes from, what is in it, and how it is produced. Goats have become more than just a source for food — they make great companions and helpers, too. This helpful and friendly guide introduces you to all aspects of owning and caring for goats so that you, too, can benefit from raising these popular animals.

  • Goats 101 — get the basics on goat breeds, goat terminology, goat behavior, and choosing the best type of goat to suit your needs
  • Bring your goats home — learn how to purchase goats, prepare to transport them home, and get the gear you need to care for them
  • Goat health and breeding — get the lowdown on what you need to keep your goats healthy, from testing and immunizations to common goat health problems
  • Live self-sufficiently and make money from your goats — learn about working in partnership with your goats to provide sustenance for your family and to make money from milk or meat

Open the book and find:

  • The benefits of owning goats as companions or helpers
  • What to expect from your goats
  • Tips for keeping your goats safe and healthy
  • A rundown of goat breeding, pregnancy, and kidding
  • How to get your property ready for a goat
  • An explanation of diseases to watch for
  • Tips for constructing a simple shelter
  • What and how to feed your goat
  • Training techniques to keep your herd in order

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470568996
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
141,702
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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