Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care,

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing[Reading] ➼ Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing ➲ Jerry Belanger – Varanus.us A great choice for the small or backyard farmer, dairy goats require a smaller investment than cows and produce milk that makes delicious yogurt and cheese This fourth edition includeson pygmy goats, A great choice for the small to Raising Kindle Ô or backyard farmer, dairy goats require a smaller investment than cows and produce milk that makes delicious yogurt and cheese This fourth edition includeson pygmy goats, health care, breeding, and making dairy products You ll have everything you need to you need to know to successfully raise your own dairy goats.

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care,
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing
  • Jerry Belanger
  • English
  • 15 May 2018
  • 1603425802

    10 thoughts on “Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care,


  1. says:

    A thorough and straightforward into to dairy goats, that gives a sense of the amount of work involved without making the prospect terrifying.


  2. says:

    A really good starting point if you want a small herd of dairy goats, or are wondering whether you want goats This book will give you a good foundation in goat care to use as a jumping off point for further research.


  3. says:

    The goal of the home dairy is to start out with the best milkers possible and then to improve the herd through breeding and selection Peak production comes in the fourth or fifth year Goat milk iseasily digested by humans than cow milk because most of the fat and protein particles are finer andeasily assimilated Goat milk lacks a fat agglutinating protein, a euglobulin, that would cause the fat globules to adhere to one another and mass up In fact, the cow is probably the o The goal of the home dairy is to start out with the best milkers possible and then to improve the herd through breeding and selection Peak production comes in the fourth or fifth year Goat milk iseasily digested by humans than cow milk because most of the fat and protein particles are finer andeasily assimilated Goat milk lacks a fat agglutinating protein, a euglobulin, that would cause the fat globules to adhere to one another and mass up In fact, the cow is probably the only domestic animal that produces this particular protein when fat globules are forcibly broken by mechanical means homogenization , an enzyme associated with milk fat xanthine oxidase is freed This enzyme can penetrate the intestinal wall in humans, enter the bloodstream, and damage the heart and arteries, creating scar tissue Bucks stink And some bucks that were not properly raised or trained can be dangerous, especially to people not physically and mentally equipped to handle them Some women goat owners have said their breeding bucks tend to be inappropriately amorous toward them, perhaps because of some confusion of pheromones in the heat of the rut JanuaryCheck for lice, use louse powder if necessaryVaccinate with CDT 45 60 days before kiddingGet everything ready for kidding iodine, feed pans, bottles nipples, heat lampsFebruarySeptember bred does kid Disbud by 2 weeks oldCastrate by 4 weeks oldSpend lots of time with your kidsMarchOctober bred does kidFeed hay first, limit time on fresh spring pasture due to grass tetanyAprilKeep on dry hay first versus pasture to prevent bloatingMay Keep bedding dry to control fliesJuneProvide shade and plenty of waterJuly Provide shade and plenty of waterAugustDeworm, vaccinationsCheck production records for breeding prep for best producing doesSeptemberRecord date bred does and expect datesOctoberPrep lounging areas for winterNovemberExercise expectant doesDecemberReduce amount of grain to expectant doesBreed any remaining unbred does


  4. says:

    I think I want to become a certified veterinarian before I take on goat raising I also don t believe in drowning animals of either gender, just because YOU don t need or want them


  5. says:

    The ultimate guide My only quibble The authors constantly talk down to the reader.


  6. says:

    Definitely a book to have on hand for referencing I read it cover to cover before we brought our goats home, but have already thumbed to sectionsthan a few times in the past month Well presented information and copious useful imagery and photos.


  7. says:

    18 A book on a subject you know nothing aboutI asked a fellow librarian friend of mine what I should read for this challenge It was difficult to come up with an answer because being the information grazer that I am, I know a little bit about a lot of things so finding something that I know nothing about was hard She chose this and I had to admit I knew nothing about the practice Now though, I know enough to know that I could never personally run a farm of dairy goats And that is fine with m 18 A book on a subject you know nothing aboutI asked a fellow librarian friend of mine what I should read for this challenge It was difficult to come up with an answer because being the information grazer that I am, I know a little bit about a lot of things so finding something that I know nothing about was hard She chose this and I had to admit I knew nothing about the practice Now though, I know enough to know that I could never personally run a farm of dairy goats And that is fine with me That being said they are still cute and adorable For those interested, when she asked me what she should read for this prompt, I sent her down the road of serial killers, of course


  8. says:

    This book was EXTREMELY helpful, I finished it in one day It made me really excited to get dairy goats


  9. says:

    Storey s guides are always informative.


  10. says:

    Lots of good information

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