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, Milking, Food, Care, Health and Where
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, milking, 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.
This practical book offers guidelines for goatkeepers. It gives up-to-date information on the symptoms and control of all the major goat diseases, with particular emphasis on the prevention of illness through good husbandry. A colour photograph sequence shows how a normal kidding should progress.
Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. While managing her own hobby farm in Wisconsin, Hansen shares her expertise in all things farm and has authored numerous books such as Making Hay, The Organic Farming Manual, and Finding Good Farmland. In this comprehensive book, Hansen corrals the hobby farmer into the world of cowboys and cowgirls: she begins, Beef cattle are as much at home on the hobby farm as they are on the range.” This colorful primer begins with the basics, from biological traits and breeds to behavior and life cycle, and describes exactly what’s required for a hobby farmer to maintain a herd of cattlethe four F’sfencing, feed, fields, and facilities. Given the expense involved in the purchase and maintenance of beef cattle, all hobby farmers will welcome Hansen’s sound and sensible advice on buying the right cattle, whether steer calves for meat or breeding stock for building up a herd. The buying chapter helps farmers focus on what to look for when selecting cattle; how cows, heifers, and bulls are priced; where to purchase; and how to get cattle to your farm. The feeding and nutrition of cattle is a complicated topic, and Hansen breaks it down into the three basic components that every keeper needs to understand: pasture, hay, and grain. With directness and clarity, she explains the ins and outs of grazing, selecting ideal foodstuffs, using salt and minerals, and maintaining good weight on the herd. The reader can rely on her expert advice to learn the fundamentals of handling cattle, including herding, loading, and transporting cattle, as well as keeping beef cattle healthy through preventive methods, vaccinations, parasite control and veterinary assistance. For hobby farmers planning to breed their livestock, Beef Cattle includes a chapter on pairing cows and heifers, the actual breeding, artificial insemination, the care of pregnant cows, calving, caring for the young, and weaning calves. The final chapter of the book Marketing and Processing Your Cattle” is geared toward hobby farmers looking to get beef processed, grade meat, and sell the final product. Sidebars of fun trivia, stories from farmers, and useful advice appear throughout the handbook. A glossary of over 100 terms; an appendix of health issues; a resource section of useful websites, books, and periodicals; and a detailed index complete the book.
The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook was an instant classic when it appeared in 1980. Now, over a million copies later, comes this revised and expanded edition for novice and experienced cook alike. Here, from the same famous Good Housekeeping Institute's kitchens, is a wealth of information for today's modem cook -- from microwave cooking to fast and easy menus for all occasions, time-saving shopping and preparation tips and new nutritional data.Exciting new four-color photographs and more than 5,000 illustrations take you step by step through every phase of the cooking experience, demonstrating such techniques as measuring, dicing, julienning, grat-ing, beating, and folding. Over 1,400 recipes -- from appetizers and soups to eggs and pasta, from meat and poultry to sandwiches and breads, from sauces and candy to desserts and beverages -- have been triple-tested by Good Housekeeping for infallibility, ease, good taste and value.Good Housekeeping recipes are always perfectly clear, taking the guesswork out of the kitchen. Instructions give at least two ways to determine the doneness of every dish, explain in detail all crucial techniques, give exact sizes and measurements, eliminate unnecessary steps, and supply overall preparation times for every recipe.Other outstanding features include:Complete menus for entertainingA chapter devoted to microwave cooking: more than 70 new recipes, plus illustrated methods and techniquesA full-color photo gallery of over 900 dishesCalorie counts and nutritional information for each recipeAn illustrated dictionary of herbs and spices, as well as a comprehensive glossary of food and cooking termsCritical facts about different kinds of food, cooking times, cutting and carving directions, and storage procedures
CLICK HERE to download the chapter called "Legalizing Goats In Your City" from City GoatsTime Magazine calls author Jennie Grant the, "godmother of goat lovers."* Explains the how-to and benefits of keeping and raising milking goats on your city lot* Get a healthy source of milk, as well as a hobby that will change your life* Longtime urban goat keeper Jennie Grant is an experienced city goat farmer and Goat Justice activistJENNIE GRANT is your average 40-something mother with a bungalow in Seattle's leafy Madrona neighborhood, a happy middle-school child, a tolerant husband, and a pug named Eddie. She also happens to keep chickens and two milking goats, Snowflake and Eloise, and is regionally known as the passionate founder of the Goat Justice League.Since Grant began keeping milking goats several years ago, she has learned firsthand the remarkable benefits and beauty of keeping goats -- how much healthier and easier to maintain a yard with goats can be, the tolerance levels of neighbors, the health benefits of non-industrial foods, and how interacting with goats inspires a connection with nature. City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is her step-by-step guide to raising a pair of dairy goats in your urban or suburban backyard, from learning city zoning requirements and selecting goats to setting up your yard, building a goat shed, feeding and caring, kidding, and milking.Practical and at times comical (just like a goat!), connected both to nature and the city, and slightly rebellious -- City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is a book for gardeners, people committed to eating locally, and anyone who has ever pondered joining the backyard goat revolution.
Nigerian Dwarf Goat. Keeping Nigerian Dwarf Goats as Pets. Nigerian Dwarf Goat book for daily care, pros and cons, raising, training, feeding, housing and health.
Considering owning Nigerian Dwarf goats? Perhaps you have already bought a few goats. It is important to know what you are getting into! There is no question they are adorable and amazing! Yet they can also be plenty of work. Knowing the pros and cons, the work involved, and all the benefits can help you to make up your mind. I grew up with animals around the house and these delightful goats always had a special place in my heart. That's the reason why I decide to write a book about these cuties. Some of the Nigerian Goat owners I spoke to are content and others wish they had never gotten involved. Some of them feel overwhelmed and others simply lack the right information. I want to share the benefits of goat ownership. At the same time, I want goat owners to have a clear picture of what they are about to embark on. If you own Nigerian Dwarf goats, their daily care is in your hands so it isn't a decision to make lightly. I believe when you have read this book, you will know if it is right for you to have these gorgeous animals as pets. You will know how to keep your goats happy and how to become a happy goat owner. Covered in this Book: • Basics of breeding • Behaviors and characteristics • Brief history of the goats • Challenges • Coloring • Common mistakes to avoid • Daily care • Difference between Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy Goats • Exercise • Feeding and watering • Finding a vet • Grooming • Health risks • Height and weight • Hoof trimming • Horn removal • Insurance • Interacting with your goats • Lifecycle • Milking your goats • Paperwork • Preventative care • Pros and cons of ownership • Registration • Resources • Sanitary processing of your milk • Seasonal care • Selling your goats • Shelter • Signs of healthy goats • Supplies to have on hand • Tips for buying goats • Training your goats • Understanding show requirements and disqualifications • Understanding the laws where you reside for goat ownership • Understanding the Nigerian Dwarf Goat • Zoning ......and more.
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.
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.
Premier's ElectroFence is effective at keeping in sheep, goats, guard dogs and cattle while keeping out deer, coyotes and bear. It has 11 highly visible white and black horizontals that are spaced from bottom to top at 4", 4", 4", 4", 4', 4", 6", 6", 6", 6". Heavy white plastic vertical struts placed every 12" helps reduce fence sagging. Posts are .75" PVC with an 8" single metal spike that goes into the ground. Posts are woven into the fence and spaced every 12.5'. Fence is 48" tall. Fence uses a tinned copper conductor in conjunction with stainless steel conductor strands making it 10 times more conductive than fences with only stainless steel conductors. ElectroFence has 38 ohms of electrical resistance every 1,000' of fence versus 380 ohms of resistance every 1,000' on fences with only stainless steel conductors. FENCE MUST BE PROPERLY ENERGIZED TO BE EFFECTIVE. Energizer is not included. Recommend approximately .25 joule of energizer per roll of fence. Use only low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizers. Warning! Do NOT use continuous current energizers with electric netting. (Fi-Shock brand energizers which are sold as low impedance, continuous current output should NOT be used with electric nettng.) For optimum results, we recommend using a Premier Solar or AC/DC energizer that fits your specific needs. Premier's energizers are found on Amazon. We recommend using non-conductive support posts at the ends and corners, such as Premier's 48" FiberTuff posts (Item 208055) found on Amazon. Multiple rolls of netting may be connected together.
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.
Nubian Goats as pets. Nubian goats facts and information. Nubian goats care, health, milking, keeping, raising, training, play, food, costs and where to buy all included.
Everything you need to know about nubian goats as pets. This book is a must have guide for anybody passionate about nubian goats .Care, health, milking, keeping, raising, training, play, food, costs 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 nubian goats. The book is full of sound advice and answers to your questions.
This exciting collection of folklore tales specific to Yorkshire, contains tales of goblins, ghosts, fairies and devils. A great book for anybody interested in the captivating county folklore of the United Kingdom. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Pygmy Goats. Pygmy Goats Pros and Cons, Daily Care, Milking, Health, Training and Costs. Pygmy Goats Complete Owner’s Manual.
I love my pygmy goats. They make me laugh every day: their silly attitude, their “smile”, the great times we have when we practice their training.They are, in my opinion, seriously amusing animals. Not to mention the tasteful milk I enjoy from them.Thanks Lana, Morine, Seba and Georgie for giving me such a good time. I know, it is a bit silly isn’t it, thanking goats, but I just wanted to do it as they are wonderful animals.I hope you enjoy reading this book in which I explain my experience of bringing up pygmy goats.I believe I have covered everything you need to know about keeping your pygmy goat(s): how many best to buy, the pros and the cons, where to buy the, daily care, housing, food and treats, bonding, shopping list you need, milking, health, vaccinations, illnesses, play and enrichment, training ( that is really good fun), breeding, total costs, biology, how and a word about the law and insurance. Yes, it’s all covered in this book, and more...
Goats have been domesticated for thousands of years. Goats are really gentle and quite cute! They make wonderful pets and can be really rewarding farm animals, too. Children usually love goats. Some goats are reared for milk and/or meat whilst others keep goats for fibre and fabric production. You may want to utilise these products for your family or even convert this hobby into a commercial venture. Some people keep goats simply as pets. Whatever your reasons for rearing goats are, it is important to understand when you are bringing home a pet goat that this animal needs special care and attention. If you are planning to bring a goat home, you must invest a lot of time doing your homework and research about this animal to make sure that you can take on this responsibility before you make a commitment. This book covers all the subjects including which goats are best as pets, choosing your goats, how to take care of goats, how to feed them and how to ensure that they are always healthy. It is perfect for a first time goat owner. Topics covered in this book: - History - Raising goats for dairy - Raising goats for meat - Raising goats for fibre and fabric - Raising goats for fun - Best goats as pets - Making a home for goats - Housing - Goat care - Interacting - Transport - Health .... and much more
Living off the Land: Essential Guide To Organic Living: Packed Witih Information On Keeping Poultry, Waterfowl, Pigs, Goats, Bees And Allotments
An informative manual on how to produce food from your own backyard, whatever its size.