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Author Smith, Cheryl K., author

Title Raising goats by Cheryl K. Smith
Edition 2nd edition
Published Hoboken, New Jersey John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 367 pages) illustrations
Series For dummies
--For dummies
Contents Getting started with goats. Discovering the joys of raising goats -- Glimpsing vital goat statistics -- Knowing your Capra Aegagrus Hircus (goat, that is) -- Getting your property ready for a goat Bringing your goats home. Home sweet homestead : sheltering your goats -- Dinner time : what and how to feed your goats -- Getting your goats : choosing, buying, and bringing goats home -- Working with your goats -- Handling routine care and important one-time tasks Managing goat health and breeding. Outlining basic health-care requirements -- Addressing common health problems and ailments -- Breeding and looking after pregnant goats -- Now comes the fun part : kids! -- Caring for aged goats Making your goats work for you. Discovering goat milk : how to get, use, and sell it -- Goat meat : from breeding to selling and beyond -- Showing your goats -- More benefits of goats : fiber, breeding, weed control, and more The part of tens. Ten common mistakes first-time goat owners make -- Ten misconceptions about goats Appendix: Goat-milk recipes
Summary This fully updated guide provides in-depth information on this fun and profitable hobby. It introduces you to different breeds and leads you through choosing your goats, preparing the appropriate living space for them, selecting food, and understanding everything necessary to keep your goats happy and healthy
Notes "Learning made easy"--Cover
"Understand kinds of goats and their care; make the most of your goats through milk, meat, and fiber; prepare your homestead for your herd"--Cover
Includes index
Subject Goats.
Goats -- Miscellanea
Goat breeds.
Goats -- Care
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Animal Husbandry.
Goat breeds
Genre/Form handbooks.
Instructional and educational works
Handbooks and manuals
Trivia and miscellanea
Handbooks and manuals.
Instructional and educational works.
Guides et manuels.
Matériel d'éducation et de formation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781119772606
Other Titles Raising goats for dummies