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.
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.
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.
KEEPING LIVESTOCK HEALTHY is one of the recognized classics in its field. Small Farmer's Journal called it "a major contribution to available farm veterinary literature." Modern Veterinary Practice wrote: ". . . highly recommended to all livestock owners." And Farmstead Magazine said, "So admirably organized and indexed that its information is instantly available." Now completely revised and updated, this fourth edition draws on the very latest research from experts on each of the five animals covered - horses, cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep. It presents new information on vaccines, artificial insemination, ultrasonography, disease testing, drug treatments, and diseases such as Lyme disease, Potomac fever, bluetongue, foot-and-mouth disease, and mad cow disease. This complete reference on livestock health is an invaluable guide to preventing disease through good nutrition, proper housing, and appropriate care.
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.
This is the true story about a family that left the convenience of town living to embark on an adventure in the English countryside. They bought a run down four-acre smallholding and neglected cottage in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on top of the North Downs in Kent.It is the story of the ups and downs of family life, including their own children, their foster children and their aged relations. It describes the early difficulties of living in and renovating the cottage and the hardships of harsh winters.They had the companionship of their Border Collies, Sheba, Miffy and Sam, and later on their beloved Golden Lurcher, Tess.Sheep, goats, pigs and chickens were part of their new life, prompting the learning of animal husbandry. Read about Chirrup the orphan thrush, Nellie and Gertie, the escapist pigs, fluffy white goat kids and Jacob, the lamb who went to work in a handbag.It tells how they looked after the land and rejoiced in their surroundings.Finally they made an outstandingly beautiful garden, opening to the public under the National Garden Scheme. This helped to raise funds for the charities the scheme supported.This book is illustrated with more than thirty colour photographs for viewing on a compatible device.The full set of colour photos can also be viewed on the author's website.
When you are thinking about keeping goats you need to have some good knowledge about what to consider, before taking on this long-term commitment. This easy to read guide, gives you the basic information you need to know and what is likely to be involved. Preventative health care is essential for animals and especially for goats that are ruminants. The guide leads you through what a beginner needs to know to get started and to be successful at goat keeping.
The Dairy Goat Handbook explains everything goat keepers need to know about their animals, from the best ways to keep them healthy to methods for making delicious goat cheese.The Dairy Goat Handbook is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats - or dream of raising dairy goats and want to know how to begin and maintain a successful herd.There are other books on the business of keeping dairy goats, but none quite like this. Written by a dairy goat farmer, this guide combines a deep knowledge of the animals themselves with fifteen years of experience running a successful business. Fully illustrated with photographs of life on a working dairy farm the goats, the farm, the dairy equipment, and the cheese and milk this book explains as well as celebrates the life of a dairy goat farmer.The author, Ann Starbard, owns Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, where she and her husband raise dairy goats and make fresh goat cheese that they sell onsite, at farmers' markets, and at restaurants. Ann explains the details of raising goats and running a dairy in simple, clear, easy-to-understand language; this is a book for everyone interested in the business of raising dairy goats.
Nubian Goats as Pets. Nubian Goats Facts and Information. Nubian Goats Care, Health, Milking, Keeping, Raising, Training, Play, Food, Costs and Where
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.
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...
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.
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.
This book deals with all aspects of goat culture, from breeding to feeding, together with the care and treatment of the milk and the making of butter and cheese. The author is well known for her writings and broadcast on the subject, for she draws from a thorough practical knowledge and a lifetime's experience. Contents Include : Why Not Keep a Goat? Breeds and Strains How to Choose a Goat Housing The Use and Abuse of Pasture Feeding Breeding The In-Kid Nanny Kid Rearing Male Goats General Management Milking, and The Care of Milk Butter and Cheese From Goats' Milk How To Treat a Sick Goat What Doctors Say About Goats' Milk
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!