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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.