Pat North was an experienced goat breeder when she wrote ‘All you ever wanted to know about goats’. Her wealth of experience is shown in this book but aimed at the novice goat keeper or someone who wants to know how to look after a goat as a pet.This is a book every goat-keeper should have in their library. This latest edited version has been completed by her son Charles Spring who knew she wanted to keep it up to date. He did this to reflect the changes in the goat-keeping world since publication of the previous edition in the 1980’s. He has managed to keep the original intent of this book whilst reflecting some of the changes in practice since its first publication.All of the original photographs and pictures so well drawn by people Pat North knew personally as friends are still in there. As are many of the humorous comments she added to try and make goat keeping fun as it should be, whilst still ensuring the best for the animals through her practical knowledge.
With minimal space and housing needs, dairy goats are a practical choice for the small or backyard dairy farmer. Dairy goats require a smaller investment than Cows and produce easily digested milk that is much in demand for making yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatmentTips on choosing pygmy breedsExpanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kidsMore information on milking, dairying, and cheesemakingExpanded resource section "This book will give answers and help novice goat owners get started. It can also be used by established goat owners wanting a reference in an easy-to-read format." -- John D. Howland, American Goat Society, Inc.
The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese
This is the complete beginner's guide to raising goats at home. Whether you want to raise goats for their milk and fiber or keep them as pets or companion animals, this book covers all the essentials. You'll learn how to choose the right goats for your needs and space, house and feed them, keep them healthy, and train them to do simple tricks, pull and drive carts, and serve as pack goats. You'll also learn how to milk, shear, breed, raise newborn kids, and more. "The Backyard Goat" makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning a goat or two, with no experience necessary.
This concise volume, "The Health of Goats" contains information on the diagnosis and treatment of goat ailments. It is intended to illustrate aspects of goat health and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. Contents include: Ailments; Diseases; Health; Emergencies; Keeping Goats Healthy. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material and also includes a specially commissioned introduction on goat farming.
There are well over 200 identifiable breeds of goat in the world with some 13 in the UK as well as many cross-breeds. Distinctive cheese and yogurt, prime lean meat, and highly prized cashmere and mohair fiber are all products of this unique species. In this well-illustrated manual, the author provides essential information for successful goat keeping. Hilary Matthews has written the chapter on showing which will give the reader an insight into the world of the show ring.
This bright, glossy hardcover book is likely to attract any newcomer to "The Art of Good Husbandry and Daily Care in Keeping these Lovely and Challenging Creatures". when they are browsing the shelves for information on the subject. Author Valarie Hitch clearly intends her book to be read before obtaining one or more goats and, with hindsight, many owners would have wished for such a goodie before aquiring theirs. This is an interesting read aimed primarily at the would-be 'pet' goat keeper and, as such, should find a place on many book shelves for it is a good general introduction and is clearly written with the best interests of these animals at heart. A nmix between simplicity and ocmplexity it offers a useful guide for parent and child inthusiasts who might wish to add goat keeping to family interests, and for breeders with the potential sale of an animal, this little volume might usefully accompany the purchase to its new home. --Krya Somerfield, The British Goat Society Monthly Journal November 2009.
Keep all your Goat notes in one convenient place.This 118 page 8x10 journal provides sections for up to 12 goats, each one clearly labeled with places for information like: name, breed, identifying marks, age, illnesses, treatments, and many other useful items you will want to track. Each section also includes extra pages for notes, photos, and observations, making a fun and easy to use journal for your goat owning adventure! This journal will allow you to keep track of: •Names, breeds, colors/markings, dates acquired •Milk, Weight (gains and losses) •Best feeds, temperament •Quirks, illnesses, injuries, remedies •Notes, observations, anecdotes •Photos and illustrations, and much more. Please leave a review! Check out the other Kjasen Tracker Journals for all your animal recording needs.
In Raising Goats: Keeping Milk, Meat, Wool, and Pet Goats you’re going to find everything you need to get started when it comes to raising your own herd of goats. Whether you plan on having one goat or five hundred goats; whether you live on acres of land or have a small backyard, this guide has a ton of indispensible information for raising your own goats. This guide takes the beginner through the process of getting to know each breed of goat and its common purpose – whether you want to have a goat just as a pet, raise it for its milk, meat, or wool (fiber) we’re going to take you through the different breeds, explain their differences, and point you in the right direction depending on your very individual needs. Simply knowing which breeds are used for what is great and all but, actually purchasing a goat is a whole other ball game. That’s why we walk you through actually buying a goat. From scouting out different auctions and breeders we’ve got you covered. We will provide you with all the information you need to feel confident when it comes down to actually making your purchase. Once you actually have your goat on your land we’re guessing you’re actually going to want to know how to take care of your new ‘kid’ (that’s what they call baby goats dontchya know) so we’ve put together a great section on goat care. In it you’ll learn all about: What to feed your goat and why Proper fencing and housing for your goat All about goat accessories – collars, halters, and leads And more tips and tricks for optimal goat health Beyond that there are certain intricacies when it comes to raising goats for their different purposes which is why we’ve put together specific sections for each of a goats’ probable uses: raising it as a pet, or keeping them for their milk, meat, or fiber. And of course, if you want to duplicate your success, or get into the market of selling your goats we cover how to properly breed your goats too. As you can see, for the newbie goat herder we cover a lot of bases. You won’t be disappointed when you download Raising Goats, no matter what your goat keeping goals are!
Pygmy Goats as Pets. Pygmy Goats, Mini Goats or Dwarf Goats: facts and information. Raising, breeding, keeping, food, care, health and where to buy all included.
Everything you need to know about Pygmy Goats as pets. This book is a must have guide for anybody passionate about Pygmy Goats, Mini Goats or Dwarf Goats. Facts and information. Raising, breeding, keeping, food, care, health and where to buy all included. The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style.In a straight forward, no nonsense fashion, Elliott Lang covers all aspects of keeping Pygmy Goats. The book is full of sound advice and answers to your questions.
A second edition of the beloved guide to farm animals.When the going gets tough, the tough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the intention of making your own cheese, or sustain your family and make some extra money from raising cows and selling beef, this is the book for you.Childs explains how to get started and everything you need to know about successfully raising each animal, including:• Comparison of breeds• Designing your farm strategy• Preparing a home for your livestock• What to feed your animals• Animal health• Breeding• Milking, laying eggs, and butcheringThis invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.
Guide to Raising Goats--Discover Keeping Goats For Fun and Profit!You may find my presentation is more down-to-earth than some books about this subject.Preferred Version!
I hope this book can help the people who want to goats.You may want to keep goats:To make moneyTo get fiber for your craftTo get meat or milk for your familyTo produce meat，fiber or dairy products to sellAs weed controllersAs pack animalsAs pets... or Any other purpose.Well, you can find the answers to those questions and many more and do it much easier than you may think. I believe that my book will give all readers enough information in plain language to help them get a good start.I’ve concentrated on giving the facts, to the best of my knowledge. It is all based on the combined knowledge of many goat owners who have shared their experience, both good and bad, with me directly and during my researchUnless you are a bit different than most people, you probably never entertained the idea of raising goats for any reason. However, now that you are here, indulge us for a moment or two.You might be surprised to learn that as of January 1st of 2011 there are more than 3 million goats being raised in the United States alone.The reasons given for keeping goats are as varied as the people who own them. Many families raise goats as pets. Pygmy goats top the list for the most fun for a family with young children.Raising goats as pets is by no means the primary reason why people own them. Goat milk, cheese, meat and as pack animals round out a few of the other reasons why people raise goats.You will find that goats have special requirements but also have special qualities which will make your experience with them unique and unforgettable.You may find my presentation is more down-to-earth than some books about this subject.I want you to be aware of as many aspects of goat keeping as possible, not just the highlights.You, your family and your goats deserve that.You can also visit: http://tinyurl.com/goats999
This handbook is a reference for goat keepers. Valuable to beginners and veteran keepers, it offers helpful information for enjoying the benefits of healthy, productive goats while minimizing costs and problems. The book contains information on the biology, origin and behavior of goats; their many uses; the breed characteristics and physical conformation (of dairy and meat types); buying and transporting tips; housing, fencing and other aspects of management; feed; estrus cycles and breeding; newborn care, udders and milk; horn removal, castration, hooves and foot care; diseases and health care; culling the herd; registering, showing and selling goats; and many other topics. Fully indexed, the work contains numerous photographs, charts and tables.
The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese
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.
Keeping Livestock Healthy: A Comprehensive Veterinary Guide to Preventing and Identifying Disease in Horses, Cattle, Swine, Goats & Sheep, 4th Edition
Offering expert advice on nutrition, proper housing, and routine maintenance, Keeping Livestock Healthy covers all the everyday medical care your horses, cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep are likely to require. From vaccines and artificial insemination to detecting and treating Lyme disease, Potomac fever, and bluetongue, you’ll find everything you need to know to keep your animals healthy and thriving. Stressing preventative methods wherever possible, N. Bruce Haynes helps you reduce veterinary costs, increase your self-sufficiency, and boost the productivity of your livestock operation.
Are You a Shepherd?Seriously, have you ever herded sheep or for our purposes goats?If you haven't and are up to learning something new, you might want to give it some consideration.Raising goats for pets or other more lucrative or healthy reasons is a smallbut growing industry in the U.S. with ownership of 3.0 million goats.Those numbers are much, much higher in other parts of the world. Well over abillion goats around the world provide, milk, cheese, meat, mohair and more.Most adorable are the pygmy goats that some people adopt as pets.Take a look and decide if becoming a part time shepherd might be in the cards for you.Wendy Hargreaves wrote this book to help anyone that wants to keep goats.Wendy said, “I believe that my book will give all readers enough information in plain language to help them get a good start.”“Many people that have asked me about goats have had reservations because of misinformation which is out there.”“I’ve concentrated on giving the facts, to the best of my knowledge. It is all based on the combined knowledge of many goat owners who have shared their experience, both good and bad, with me directly and during my research," she says.She covers many points which will save each reader time, effort and money and help them treat their goats better from the start.Keeping goats or any other animal is not to be taken on lightly. Your commitment can be for up to seven years and that’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week!But, like almost everyone she has met met who has shared their lives with goats, whether two or hundreds, she found that her experiences with her goats and the people they brought me in contact with, have been some of the most satisfying and enjoyable times in her life.”She is convinced that goat keeping is not push-button easy, but almost anyone that is reasonably fit and gives it a sincere effort, can make a success of keeping goats, whether for pets or as a business.One thing she will guarantee is that your goats will ensure that it won’t be dull!In her own words, “My Guide will help you over the bumps and increase the pleasure and satisfaction you get from your goat adventure.”BONUS: Important Valuable hyperlink information of "The Ultimate Tuscan Home Decorating Guide" + "Family Survival Course" + "The Rogue Student Loan Collector Reveals All" is provided in this eBook!!Grab your copy now! ==================================================Dear Readers: We are dedicated to providing our customers with cutting edge information with the latest and most popular ebooks & hot topics at very affordable prices. Our mission is to create positive change in your life. We carry hundreds of unique titles under many categories for your convenience. Please click on the name "Jennifer Perry" at the top of the page, next to the title, or write "Jennifer Perry" at the search box and you will be taken to our main page in Amazon, where you will be able to check all the interesting, unique and informative titles that we carry at Amazon Kindle.