All About Nigerian Goats

Nigerian Goats

Last updated on February 29th, 2020 at 02:23 pm

Nigerian dwarf goats are ideal livestock to keep on homesteads both large and small. A small stature or “mini goat” of this type can even be kept on a suburban homestead, using a dog box as a shelter and the fenced in backyard as its home.

Simply because Nigerian dwarf goats are easy keepers on a small homestead does not mean homesteaders… [Read More]

How To Milk A Goat

How To Milk A Goat

Last updated on February 29th, 2020 at 02:23 pm

Learning how to milk a goat is not a difficult process. In fact, the actual milking part of this homesteading chores takes only about five to 15 minutes a day. To consistently garner a steady flow of milk, nanny goats must be milked every single day while they are lactating.

Before you can get milk from a female goat she must have become pregnant and delivered… [Read More]

Complete Guide on Dairy Goat Breeds

Complete Guide on Dairy Goat Breeds

Last updated on February 29th, 2020 at 02:22 pm

Dairy goat breeds range in size from miniature to standard size milk produces weighing in at well over 100 pounds. While cows are the most popular dairy animal in the United States, goat milk has become increasingly popular in recent years – especially among folks who suffer from lactate issues.

During the early years of the 1900s, the dairy goat… [Read More]

Goat Diseases And Sickness

Goat Diseases And Sickness

Last updated on February 29th, 2020 at 02:22 pm

Keeping your goat herd healthy requires sanity husbandry efforts and diligence. Following proper worming and hoof trimming recommendations is a great start, but only a start, at the practices and routines you must follow to both prevent and detect the first signs of goat disease and illness that can wipe out your herd.

A veterinarian will need to be consulted for many major goat diseases, illnesses,… [Read More]

How To Properly Care For Your Goat

Proper goat care will directly impact the health of your herd. A hardy herd begins with the purchase of quality and healthy goats but it is the daily maintenance of the livestock that will create happy farm pets, brush clearers, milk producers, and a source of protein. Learning the basics of goat husbandry might feel a bit overwhelming at first. But, once you garner a little knowledge you will easily get into the routine of conducting… [Read More]