Raising Goats For Dummies


Interest in raising goats is on the increase as people become more concerned about where their food comes from, what is in it, and how it is produced. Goats have become more than just a source for food ? they make great companions and helpers, too. This helpful and friendly guide introduces you to all aspects of owning and caring for goats so that you, too, can benefit from raising these popular animals.

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Looking for a hobby that includes both fun and profit? Raising goats may be exactly what you need! Goats are intelligent, friendly, playful, and great at keeping your weeds under control. Not only that, but there’s a growing market for goat’s milk, goat cheese, and mohair or cashmere fiber. This fully updated guide will introduce you to different breeds and lead you through choosing your goats, preparing the appropriate living space for them, selecting food, and understand everything necessary to keep your goats happy and healthy.

Learn how to:

  • Goats 101: get the basics on goat breeds, goat terminology, goat behavior, and choosing the best type of goat
    to suit your needs
  • Bring your goats home: learn how to purchase goats, prepare to transport them home, and get the gear you
    need to care for them
  • Goat health and breeding: get the lowdown on what you need to keep your goats healthy, from testing and
    immunizations to common goat health problems
  • Live self-sufficiently and make money from your goats: learn about working in partnership with your goats
    to provide sustenance for your family and to make money from milk or meat

About the Author

Cheryl K. Smith has raised a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf and Oberian dairy goats under the herd name Mystic Acres since 1998. She is the owner of karmadillo Press and is the author of Goat Health Care, Goat Midwifery, The Best of Ruminations Goat Milk and Cheese Recipes, and Raising Goats: Some Essentials.

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