Backyard Farming: Raising Goats

For Dairy and Meat

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 157826474X

Category: House & Home

Page: 112

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Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the ideal resource for the new farmer just starting out, providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and caring for the addition of goats to your backyard farm! Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect guide for beginners thinkingabout including goats to their sustainable homestead. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining a breed, to the tools and space you'll need, to all the wonderful benefits that owning goats can provide, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your new herd. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to raise goats at home! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Covering topics from selecting the perfect breed for your space and time requirements, to milking and culling your herd, to preparing for and raising the next generation of kids, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the all-in-one guide for the aspiring home goatherd. EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and housing set-ups, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is written with first-time goatherds in mind. A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BACKYARD FARM. The benefits of owning goats range widely: goat's milk, meat, even goat hair has its uses and markets. Easier to care for than sheep and lots of fun besides, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect first step to adding livestock to your farming experience! The Backyard Farming series offers easy-to-use guides to help first-time farmers and homesteaders experience the satisfaction that comes from producing their own food. Rural areas with acres of land, suburban neighborhoods with small backyards, or urban environments with limited space--no matter what your situation, these books are tailored to your unique needs and resources. Each volume in this series is dedicated to a particular topic in backyard farming, whether you're planning to grow food for your family or for sale at your local farmers market. Featuring simple instructions and helpful illustrations, the Backyard Farming series empowers you and your family to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible--direct from your own backyard!
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Backyard Farming: Raising Goats: For Dairy and Meat

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781306925150

Category:

Page: N.A

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"Backyard Farming: Raising Goats" is the ideal resource for the new farmer just starting out, providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and caring for the addition of goats to your backyard farm! Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect guide for beginners thinkingabout including goats to their sustainable homestead. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining a breed, to the tools and space you'll need, to all the wonderful benefits that owning goats can provide, "Backyard Farming: Raising Goats "includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your new herd. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to raise goats at home! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Covering topics from selecting the perfect breed for your space and time requirements, to milking and culling your herd, to preparing for and raising the next generation of kids, "Backyard Farming: Raising Goats" is the all-in-one guide for the aspiring home goatherd. EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and housing set-ups, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is written with first-time goatherds in mind. A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BACKYARD FARM. The benefits of owning goats range widely: goat's milk, meat, even goat hair has its uses and markets. Easier to care for than sheep and lots of fun besides, "Backyard Farming: Raising Goats" is the perfect first step to adding livestock to your farming experience! "The Backyard Farming "series offers easy-to-use guides to help first-time farmers and homesteaders experience the satisfaction that comes from producing their own food. Rural areas with acres of land, suburban neighborhoods with small backyards, or urban environments with limited space--no matter what your situation, these books are tailored to your unique needs and resources. Each volume in this series is dedicated to a particular topic in backyard farming, whether you're planning to grow food for your family or for sale at your local farmers market. Featuring simple instructions and helpful illustrations, the "Backyard Farming" series empowers you and your family to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible--direct from your own backyard!
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Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees

From Hive Management to Honey Harvesting and More

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264537

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 9830

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Make beekeeping a part of your backyard farming experience: enjoy honey, beeswax and a more fruitful garden, as your bees will work as hard as you do to make your backyard farm a success! Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees is your guide to successfully caring for your hive. As a comprehensive primer for first-time beekeepers, Keeping Honey Bees includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard beekeeping. Keeping Honey Bees takes you from start to finish: from planning out your bees’ space in the yard and constructing/installing your hives, to feeding and nurturing your new colony, to enjoying your very own golden honey and more. With Keeping Honey Bees, you will: • Learn the proper use of the equipment necessary to make your beekeeping a success • Construct the perfect apiary to minimize your workload and ensure a productive colony • Gather honey and beeswax for profit, or to include in your own self-sufficiency plan • Use the freshest, fullest honey possible in a variety of delicious recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common pitfalls you might encounter. Keeping Honey Bees is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.
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Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264960

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 6053

YOUR BACKYARD FARMING EXPERIENCE BEGINS HERE! Whether for milk or beef, cattle are among the most versatile livestock for your new homestead. Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for your herd. A comprehensive primer for first-time beef and dairy cow owners, Raising Cattle includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help introduce these animals to your backyard farm, whether you plan to raise a single cow or bull, or an entire herd. Raising Cattle covers a broad range of ownership and care issues from selecting the right breeds and numbers for your wants and needs, housing and land requirements, breeding and raising new calves, and keeping your animals happy and healthy, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh milk, beef, and more. With Raising Cattle, you will: • Learn to understand and appreciate these essential livestock investments • Build efficient housing for your cows to minimize your workload • Prepare and care for this unique herd animal, opening up new possibilities for your backyard farm • Learn to milk your dairy cows and prepare it for sale or personal use • Discover a variety of delicious homestead recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you achieve success with your cattle. Raising Cattle is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Raising Goats For Dummies

Author: Cheryl K. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470633809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 9475

Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.
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Goats

Small-scale Herding for Pleasure And Profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 193548480X

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Hobby Farms GOATS: Small-Scale Herding, written by hobby farmer and prolific author and columnist Sue Weaver, is an essential guide to the wonderful world of goats, the fastest growing new area of the US agricultural meat market. This colorful guide discusses goats of all types, including dairy goats, used for milk and cheese; meat goats; fiber goats, prized for their mohair and cashmere; recreational goats, beloved by children for their great personalities and silliness; and brush goats, the lawnmowers of creative hobby farmers and suburbanites. Weaver offers excellent advice on how to purchase a goat: sensible and direct, she advises newcomers that while goats can be profitable, they should not rush in. Before the reader fills his backyard with a herd of goats, the author warns him or her to consider that while goats are “cute, personable, charming, and imminently entertaining…[they] are also destructive…mischievous, sometimes ornery, and often exasperating.” The book lists the various breeds of goats commonly available as meat and dairy producers, carefully spelling out their advantages and drawbacks. In the chapter on selecting a goat, the author instructs the reader to be aware of the overall health and soundness, and to consider such the animals’ horns and teeth. The book also covers 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.” All goat keepers will be enlightened by the information in the chapter on behavior and solving everyday problems with their often capricious caprines. Since the focus of the book is for hobby farmers, Goats also addresses how to make money from the small-scale herd, offering advice on managing, selling, and marketing goat-derived products. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of over 150 terms, an appendix of common goat diseases, and a resource section of useful goat-relevant books, websites, and associations. Fully indexed.
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How to Raise Goats

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

Author: Carol Amundson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760343780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 6818

Whether you want to raise a dairy barn full of milkers, one hundred meat goats for market, a herd of Angoras for mohair fiber, or a few Pygmies as pets, this book is for you. Expert, hands-on advice makes it easy to get started raising a healthy herd. Longtime goat farmer Carol Amundson describes the breeds popular in the United States and Canada and explains all the helpful dos and don’ts. You’ll find information about traveling with goats, marketing, treating illness, and more, including a glossary of caprine terms, tables and charts for easy reference, and a list of breed associations. Illustrated in full color, this guidebook is an indispensable resource for those who want to raise their very own goats. Easy-to-follow tips help you to: Choose the right breed for your needs Evaluate and purchase goats House and feed your herd Keep your herd healthy Breed goats and birth kids Market goats and their products Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in this challenging but rewarding venture.
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Raising Goats Naturally

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More

Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 2127

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to raising goats (or any livestock for that matter). But by working with nature, you can raise happy, healthy dairy goats and produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber and soap — all without relying on drugs or following the factory-farm model. Raising Goats Naturally will show you how.
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Raising Milk Goats Successfully

Author: Gail Luttmann

Publisher: Williamson Pub

ISBN: 9780913589243

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

View: 9369

Experienced homesteader Gail Luttmann covers goat selection, feeding, pasture, breeding and reproduction, milk and cheese - everything you need to know.
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Goat School

A Master Class in Caprine Care and Cooking

Author: Janice Spaulding

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 0892729597

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 756

Getting your goat has never been easier. This book is part manual part cookbook, perfect for homesteaders or families looking to own goats for fun or function. It's also a perfect how-to guide for starting a small goat-based business. Packed with insider information on everything from breeding to milking, courtesy of the operators of the only goat school in the country, this book also features more than 100 recipes using goat milk, meat, and cheese.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing

Author: Jerome D. Belanger,Jerry Belanger,Sara Thomson Bredesen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.
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Goat

Meat, Milk, Cheese

Author: Bruce Weinstein,Mark Scarbrough

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613121342

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 8932

From appearances at the most high-end restaurants to street food carts coast-to-coast, goat meat and dairy products are being embraced across the country as the next big thing. With its excellent flavor, wide-ranging versatility, and numerous health benefits, goat meat, milk, and cheese are being sought by home cooks. And while goat is the world’s primary meat (upwards of 70 percent of the red meat eaten around the world is goat) never before has there been a cookbook on this topic in the United States. Goat is a no-holds-barred goatapedia, laugh-out-loud cooking class, cheesemaking workshop, and dairy-milking expedition all in one. With recipes such as Pan-Roasted Chops with Blackberries and Sage, Meatballs with Artichokes and Fennel, and Chocolate-Dipped Goat Cheese Balls, this book is sure to become the resource for this new frontier. Praise for Goat: “If in five years we’re all eating goat burgers and goat chili, it’ll be because of this book.” —Bon Appétit “A rare guide to all things goat . . . Even if you skip the meat chapters, there’s enough in this book to keep you cooking — and entertained.” - Dallas Morning News "Boasting fewer calories and less fat than chicken, beef, lamb, or pork, there is certainly a health case to be made for goat meat, say Scarbrough and Weinstein, but it is the environmental impact that may be the most compelling from a societal point of view." -Treehugger.com
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Goat Farming

Author: Alan Mowlem

Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 3698

This second edition of a book on goats reflects the increasing interest in these animals as a domestic breed. The book emphasizes the impressive perrformance of the goat - it has the ability to survive in areas of the world that will not support other livestock, and in such environments it will produce products of value to man. Breeds of goats have been developed to yield prodigious quantities of product. For example, on a body weight comparison, a good milking goat produces much more milk than a cow in a comparable environment and the Angora goat grows its fine mohair coat at an impressive rate.
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Backyard Farming: Homesteading

The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265991

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 560

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead! Backyard Farming: Homesteading is your all-in-one guide to successfully turning your rural property, suburban home, or urban dwelling into a productive food oasis. Covering every topic from finding and developing the perfect property, as well as which produce and livestock combinations are easiest to start with, Homesteading takes the anxiety and guesswork out of enjoying the backyard farming revolution. Whether you have 100 acres of open land or just a small backyard or apartment terrace, Homesteading is the comprehensive primer for anyone looking to grow their own food. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your backyard farm is everything you want it to be, Homesteading walks you step by step through the process of planning and implementing your sustainable lifestyle. With Homesteading, you will: • Learn what to look for when considering properties for backyard farming • Learn how to develop the property you already own into a homestead, regardless of size and space • Find out which varieties of produce and livestock are easiest for a beginner • Learn how to preserve your harvest • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using produce from your own farm ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle: Homestreading is your first big step to joining the growing movement of these homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Dairy Goat Handbook

For Backyard, Homestead, and Small Farm

Author: Ann Starbard

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627886915

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 6003

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.
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The Joy of Keeping Goats

The Ultimate Guide to Dairy and Meat Goats

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626369429

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 6968

Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. The Joy of Keeping Goats offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful anecdotes from author and self-sustainer Laura Childs. In her book, she walks readers step-by-step through important information on breeds, feeding requirements, how to make cheese, and much more. With gorgeous color photographs, The Joy of Keeping Goats clearly illustrates what an easy and rewarding experience raising goats can be.
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Backyard Farming: Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265339

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 1115

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Add Fresh Fruit, Berries, and Nuts to Your table with Your Own Backard Orchard! Backyard Farming: Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts shows you how to add an abundant orchard to your homestead so you can effectively expand your harvest. Covering every topic from preparing the soil for planting, to trimming and pruning the growing trees and bushes, to winterizing your orchard and enjoying your bounty, Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts takes the guesswork out of growing and lets you enjoy the rewards of backyard farming. Whether you have room for a full orchard, or just a few potted berry bushes, Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts is a comprehensive primer and includes detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your backyard orchard is productive. With Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts, you will: • Learn how to grow a wide range of fruits, nuts, and berries in any climate • Find the planting method that works best for you, your needs, and your available space • Find out which varieties are easiest for beginners, including tips and tricks for first-time farmers • Learn how to protect and preserve your harvest • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using produce from your own fruit trees and bushes ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle: Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Goat Song

A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese

Author: Brad Kessler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416560998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

View: 6101

The author, a novelist, describes his life as he and his wife moved to a farm in Vermont, becoming a goatherd and cheesemaker.
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Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats

A Practical Guide

Author: Katie Normet

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859791

Category:

Page: 192

View: 7281

The ideal reliable guide to goat-keeping for the new commercial enterprise or the small hobby farm. A city kid, Katie Normet discovered a fascination for large animals early in her life, one that led her to study animal sciences at one of Canada's most distinguished agricultural colleges. While there, Normet rubbed shoulders with fellow classmates from farming backgrounds and caught another bug: the urge to make a living raising animals. Today, she and her family run River's Edge Dairy in Central Ontario, where Katie oversees a herd of some 75 goats which produce more than 50,000 liters of milk a year. Much of this milk is transformed into delicious yogurt, cheeses and unique goat-butter tarts, as well as soaps and moisturizing creams, which Normet sells directly from the farm and at local markets. Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats is Normet's account of the daily challenges and rewards of life as a goat farmer, from her experience rehabilitating a farm from the ground up to learning firsthand the ins and outs of acquiring and caring for goats. Normet's central piece of advice runs through her book like a commandment: Know your goat. Keeping eyes on each goat and noting even subtle changes in behavior and demeanor are key to managing a problem quickly and keeping your goat healthy. Normet explores all the big-picture issues in goat husbandry, including: Purchasing Housing Feeding Breeding Kidding Milking Identifying and treating diseases and ailments. There are also chapters on cheese making and soap making with tips and recipes. While the author doesn't gloss over the responsibilities of early-morning milkings and late-night kidding dramas, she deftly communicates the innate appeal of one of nature's most charming and charismatic domesticated animals. For Normet, every inconvenience is a blessing in disguise, and whether readers are preparing to launch their own commercial enterprise or simply interested in providing goat milk for their family, her story will serve as a reliable guide.
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The Meat Goat Handbook

Raising Goats for Food, Profit, and Fun

Author: Yvonne Zweede-Tucker

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 161059780X

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 2629

DIVLongtime goat rancher Yvonne Zweede-Tucker draws on twenty years of hands-on experience to help you raise your own meat goats. Illustrated throughout with color photography, this instructive handbook includes advice about breeds, feeding, housing, safety, health, kidding, butchering, and selling product. Included is a glossary and a resources appendix. Essential reading for every meat goat owner!/div
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