• Technology & Engineering

Practical Goat Keeping


Author: Alan Mowlem
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861263896
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 112
View: 2329
There are well over 200 identifiable breeds of goat in the world with some 13 in the UK as well as many cross-breeds. Distinctive cheese and yogurt, prime lean meat, and highly prized cashmere and mohair fiber are all products of this unique species. In this well-illustrated manual, the author provides essential information for successful goat keeping. Hilary Matthews has written the chapter on showing which will give the reader an insight into the world of the show ring.

    • Technology & Engineering

Practical Goat Keeping and Farming


Author: A. Abbey
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 147334803X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 140
View: 7299
Originally published in 1935. "No other animal belonging to the category of smallholders stock will reward one so well in return for kindness and considerate treatment." - This detailed book on goat husbandry will prove invaluable to the amateur breeder. Contents Include: Breeds Housing Management Goatlings Breeding Kidding Feeding The Male Shows and Showing Ailments etc.Illustrated with photos. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats

A Practical Guide
Author: Katie Normet
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770859791
Category:
Page: 192
View: 7788
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.


    • House & Home

City Goats

The Goat Justice League's Guide to Backyard Goat Keeping
Author: Jennie Grant
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594857008
Category: House & Home
Page: 176
View: 1849
CLICK HERE to download the chapter called "Legalizing Goats In Your City" from City Goats Time Magazine calls author Jennie Grant the, "godmother of goat lovers." * Explains the how-to and benefits of keeping and raising milking goats on your city lot * Get a healthy source of milk, as well as a hobby that will change your life * Longtime urban goat keeper Jennie Grant is an experienced city goat farmer and Goat Justice activist JENNIE GRANT is your average 40-something mother with a bungalow in Seattle's leafy Madrona neighborhood, a happy middle-school child, a tolerant husband, and a pug named Eddie. She also happens to keep chickens and two milking goats, Snowflake and Eloise, and is regionally known as the passionate founder of the Goat Justice League. Since Grant began keeping milking goats several years ago, she has learned firsthand the remarkable benefits and beauty of keeping goats -- how much healthier and easier to maintain a yard with goats can be, the tolerance levels of neighbors, the health benefits of non-industrial foods, and how interacting with goats inspires a connection with nature. City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is her step-by-step guide to raising a pair of dairy goats in your urban or suburban backyard, from learning city zoning requirements and selecting goats to setting up your yard, building a goat shed, feeding and caring, kidding, and milking. Practical and at times comical (just like a goat!), connected both to nature and the city, and slightly rebellious -- City Goats: The Goat Justice League's Guide to Urban Goat Keeping is a book for gardeners, people committed to eating locally, and anyone who has ever pondered joining the backyard goat revolution.

    • Technology & Engineering

Goat Husbandry


Author: David Mackenzie
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265855
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 374
View: 7946
This is a book every goat-keeper should have. The latest edition has been extensively revised by Ruth Goodwin, a well-known expert, to reflect the changes in the goat-keeping world since publication of the previous edition. She has incorporated her revisions with great skill without losing the character of what is a classic work.

    • Goats

Profit and Pleasure in Goat-keeping

A Practical Conservative Treatise Presenting in Concrete Form the Advantages of the Modern Milch Goat, the Various Breeds, Their Care and Management
Author: Fred Clark Lounsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Goats
Page: 43
View: 9274

    • Technology & Engineering

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: 6362
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.

    • Sports & Recreation

Practical Angora Goat Raising


Author: Anon.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473380103
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 106
View: 3393
The practical guide to raising the Angora goat has been written for beginners based on forty years of observation and experience. It outlines the history of the Angora goatand the essential elements of successful management of Angora flocks including detailed instructions on breeding and kidding. This will prove to be of value to those in the Angora industry and those with an interest in the hstory of the subject. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original artwork and text.

    • Technology & Engineering

Improving Goat Production in the Tropics

A Manual for Development Workers
Author: C. P. Peacock
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 9780855982690
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 387
View: 7277
Written for both livestock specialists and for development workers who have not been formally trained in animal production, this book explains the theory of goat-keeping using practical, step-by-step guidelines. It also takes into account the social, economic and organizational context in which the technology has to function.


    • Technology & Engineering

Farming Meat Goats

Breeding, Production and Marketing
Author: Barbara Vincent
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486306594
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 352
View: 4166
Goat meat is growing in popularity in Australia and is also an important export industry. It offers many opportunities for large- and small-scale farmers who need to diversify or seek alternative enterprises. Farming Meat Goats provides producers with comprehensive and practical information on all aspects of the goat meat industry. It covers selecting and preparing a property, choosing breeding stock, breeding, health care and nutrition, drought feeding, condition scoring and marketing. This second edition of Farming Meat Goats has been updated throughout and contains new information about the National Livestock Identification System, current regulations for ovine Johne's disease and animal welfare during transportation, and information about marketing. It will allow farmers to produce animals to specification for targeted markets in Australia and overseas including: butchers; supermarkets; restaurants; on-farm live sales; sales to abattoirs that specialise in Halal kills; and breeding stock either as replacements or for improved herd genetics.

    • Nature

Goat Keeping


Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473352185
Category: Nature
Page: 54
View: 9586
This early work is a fascinating read for any goat enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical for the amateur or professional goat farmer today. Contents Include: How Goats are Kept; Choosing a Goat; Feeding the Milking Goat; The Kids; Milk; Health; List of Books; and Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

    • Technology & Engineering

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
View: 3003
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.

    • Nature

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: 3630
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.

    • Nature

Living with Goats

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Herd
Author: Margaret Hathaway
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793074
Category: Nature
Page: 208
View: 8017
In the newest addition to the successful “Living With” series, Hathaway and Schatz let readers in on everything they need to know about how to raise one – or twenty – goats in their own backyards. Readers will discover how to raise goats either for milk, meat, or companionship, and how to shelter and care for their pets depending on the breed (whether they’re eventually going to eat them or invite them into their family circle). Between the friendly advice, first-hand wisdom, and hilarious stories, Living With Goats reassures readers that raising goats is a rewarding and sustainable endeavor well worth their while.


    • Business & Economics

Holistic Goat Care

A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Healthy Animals, Preventing Common Ailments, and Troubleshooting Problems
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358630X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
View: 7930
Goats have provided humankind with essential products for centuries; indeed, they bear the noble distinction of being the first domesticated farm animal. From providing milk and meat for sustenance and fiber and hides for clothing and shelter to carrying packs and clearing brush, there isn't much that goats cannot do. Managing goats successfully requires an understanding of how nature designed them to thrive, including nutritional and psychological needs, as well as how to identify a problem and intercede before it's too late. For more than a decade, Gianaclis Caldwell and her family have operated Pholia Farm Creamery, an off-grid, raw milk goat cheese dairy. In Holistic Goat Care, Caldwell offers readers a comprehensive guide to maintaining a healthy herd of goats, whether they are dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, or pet goats. Holistic Goat Care will empower even novice goat owners to confidently diagnose and treat most of the ailments that goats might experience. For the experienced goat farmer, the book offers a depth of insight and approaches to treatment not found in any other book. Caldwell places special emphasis throughout on holistic, natural, and alternative approaches to caring for goats, including information on: Handling and managing goats using their natural instincts as an asset Developing good farm management practices such as appropriate housing and fencing systems and manure and mortality management Making feeding decisions based on understanding goats' ruminant digestive system and their evolutionary needs Growing forage and garden crops as feed and utilizing wild browse Troubleshooting health problems based on assessing symptoms Implementing advanced health procedures such as pain control, fecal testing, and transplanting rumen microbes from healthy to sick goats Diagnosing, treating, and preventing more than 75 common goat ailments Whether your herd is two or two hundred, this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive book will help you keep your goats healthy, safe, and productive and give you a deep and enjoyable insight into the wondrous creature that is the goat.