Learn More About Fainting Goats

Learn More About Fainting Goats

Tennessee Fainting goats, or myotonic goats, are often kept as merely entertaining farm pets but are actually bred to be a high quality meat goat. This American goat breed does not actually faint but merely stiffens up and falls over sideways when startled due to a hereditary condition known as myotonia congenita. 

Fainting goats are also commonly referred to as the Tennessee Wooden Leg goat, Nervous goats, Falling goats, and Stiff-Legged… [Read More]

The Goat Breed Guide

goat breed guide

There are more than 300 different goat breeds roaming in pastures around the globe. There are dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, and miniature goat breeds that are all heralded for their various benefits and offerings. 

There is no right or wrong goat breed to keep. But, discovering the best goat breed to suit your needs and space requires due diligence … and sometimes a little trial and error. 

Goats are especially independent animals and… [Read More]

Nubian Goats- What you should know

nubian goat

Nubian goats were once primarily raised as a dairy goat, but once their superior milk-producing abilities were fully realized this breed soared to the top of the dairy goat breed list. 

Even though the vast majority of Nubian goat nannies produce a smaller daily amount of milk than many other top dairy goat breeds, they still top most “most have” lists for both hobby and commercial dairy farmers. 

The Nubian goat is perhaps the… [Read More]

All About Nigerian Goats

Nigerian Goats

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 on large acreage could not benefit from these miniature… [Read More]

How To Milk A Goat

How To Milk A Goat

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 kids. A doeling or nanny goat’s body will almost… [Read More]