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A complete guide to all types of goats, including dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, recreational goats, and brush goats. Featuring advice on how to purchase a goat and everything to consider, this insightful guide lists the various breeds of goats commonly available as meat and dairy producers, carefully spelling out their advantages and drawbacks. Understand general care for a small herd of goats, including outdoor housing and feeding, general health care, maintenance, and so much more. For hobby farmers ready to dive into the world of reproducing their goats, there are chapters on breeding, mating, and how to make money from the small-scale herd.
An essential guide to the wonderful world of goats. This colorful guide discusses all types of goats, including dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, recreational goats, and brush goats, the lawnmowers of creative hobby farmers and suburbanites. Featuring excellent advice on how to purchase a goat and everything to consider, this insightful guide lists the various breeds of goats commonly available as meat and dairy producers, carefully spelling out their advantages and drawbacks. Understand general care for a small herd of goats, including outdoor housing and feeding, general health care, and maintenance. For hobby farmers ready to dive into the world of reproducing their goats, there are chapters on breeding, mating, and “Bringing Kids into the World.” Goats also addresses goat behavior and how to make money from the small-scale herd, offering advice on managing, selling, and marketing goat-derived products. The book concludes with a glossary of over 150 terms, an appendix of common goat diseases, and a resource section of useful goat-relevant books, websites, and associations.
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Weight 0.775000
Series Hobby Farm Animals
Pages 160
Size 6" x 9" x .43"
Author Sue Weaver
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