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How to Raise Goats: Everything You Need to Know (How to Raise...)

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As pets or livestock, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Easier and cheaper to keep than many larger animals, they will keep a pony company, pull a cart, and produce the perfect milk for many artisan cheeses or meat for some of the most up-and-coming ethnic cuisines. For anyone thinking of acquiring a goat or starting a herd--for whatever reason--this book is an essential resource. Written by an authority on goat breeding and behavior, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun or profit, meat or milk. Beginning with the basics--history and behavior, types and breeds--Carol Amundson answers all of a prospective owners questions about getting a goat, from land requirements and regulations to choosing or assessing particular animals or breeds. In a clear and engaging way, she goes into the details of housing and feeding, breeding and milking, training and showing, transporting and marketing goats of all kinds--as well as the dos and donts of keeping them healthy from birth to old age. Concise, complete, and easy-to-use, this is a reference that no goat owner should be without.

Synopsis:

The essential resource on raising goats for fun or profit, covering everything from breeding and behavior to housing, feeding, training, and marketing.

Synopsis:

Whether you want to raise a dairy barn full of milkers, a 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. There is even a glossary of caprine terms 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.

 

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    Since 1928, the National FFA Organization—formerly known as Future Farmers of America—has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 500,000 members in 7,358 chapters in all 50 states, as well as 5,000,000 alumni around the country.

About the Author

Carol Amundson is the former editor of the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association newsletter, the Gopher Goat Gossip. Her articles have appeared in the Goat Magazine and the United Caprine News. She has been raising goats since 1989 on a farm near Scandia, Minnesota, with her husband and daughter. (www.frontiernet.net/~terrapin.acres)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760331576
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Subject:
TEC003020
Author:
Amundson, Carol A.
Author:
Amundson, Carol
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Goats
Subject:
Meat Goats
Subject:
Dairy Goats
Subject:
Farming
Edition Description:
First
Series:
How to Raise...
Publication Date:
20090415
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
249 color & 10 b/w photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.58x8.14x.52 in. 1.64 lbs.

Related Subjects


Pets » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
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The essential resource on raising goats for fun or profit, covering everything from breeding and behavior to housing, feeding, training, and marketing.

"Synopsis" by ,

Whether you want to raise a dairy barn full of milkers, a 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. There is even a glossary of caprine terms 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:

  •  

    Since 1928, the National FFA Organization—formerly known as Future Farmers of America—has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 500,000 members in 7,358 chapters in all 50 states, as well as 5,000,000 alumni around the country.

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