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Goat Journal September/October 2022
July 29, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2022 is in homes August 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on deep bedding, goat breeding behavior, and external parasites. PLUS: 10 tips for successful goat ultrasounds!

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Goat Journal Goat Care Giveaway
June 23, 2022 · · Giveaways

Enter for your chance to be one of 5 winners to win this package valued at $105!

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Goat Journal is 100 Years Old! Celebrate by Entering our Giveaway.
December 30, 2021 · · Giveaways

Enter our giveaway contest now! New prizes announced here every month.

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Can Goats Swim? Dealing with Goats in The Water

Can goats swim? What should you do if you find your goat stuck in a stock tank? And what health issues should you watch for?

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Goat Care During Fire Season
October 4, 2022 · · Health

When raising goats, prepare for many seasons: breeding season, kidding season, show season, winter — and for many in the western states, FIRE season.

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How to House Goats Harmoniously
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How to house goats with the minimum of conflict and stress, providing access for all to feed and resting places, while making the most of space. A goat-friendly perspective on barn design.

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How Much Space Do Goats Need?
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

How much space do goats need in the barn and at the hay rack to avoid aggression and get their fill? How much land do they need for adequate grazing at pasture? Research reveals answers that vary according to individual goat needs.

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Building the Best Fence for Goats

Goats require specific fencing. The best fence for goats should typically be between four and five feet high. Here are some tips in selecting the best fence for goats. 

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Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

While most goats are capable of keeping warm enough without being in an enclosed barn, just exactly what do they need for winter goat shelter accommodations?

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DIY Hoop House Field Shelter Structure Plan
September 30, 2022 · · Feed & Housing

A hoop house field shelter is ideal for those who utilize their herd to clear brush and land at a location away from the main barn.

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Goat Types
September 29, 2022 · · Goat Notes

“Types of goats” refer to the functionality and characteristics of a collective group. All breeds fall into one or more “type.”

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Uncovering African Goat Origins in America’s Favorite Breeds
September 28, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

How did the African goat become the roots of many common goat breeds in America? There are African origins in Spanish, Myotonic, SCI, Nubian, Pygmy, Nigerian Dwarf, Boer, and Savanna goats. Join us in the story of their migration to find out.

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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food
September 28, 2022 · · Ownership

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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