Kept as pets, raised for their milk, meat, or fiber, or prized for their beauty or rarity, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small.Whether you raise a favored few or a hundred head, this guide is the ultimate resource on North American breeds.The book provides detailed descriptions of more than twenty goat breeds found in the United States and Canada, from the popular Nubian, Pygmy, and Boer to the rare and lovely Golden Guernsey.Illustrated with 150 color photographs, this convenient, easy-to-use field guide includes exhaustive information about behavior, characteristics, breeding, and history, as well as a glossary of caprine terms and a list of breed associations.It is the essential reference that anyone with an interest in goats should not be without.
The ultimate resource on goat breeds found in the United States and Canada, with 150 color photographs, and information about behavior, characteristics, breeding, and history.
Author Cheryl Kimball is a certified veterinary technician and the author of several books, including The Complete Horse and Mindful Horsemanship. She works part-time at the New HampshireFarmMuseum and lives in Middleton, New Hampshire.
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