Raising Goats For Dummies

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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.

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 dairy goats under the herd name Mystic Acres since 1998. She published Ruminations: The Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine and Goat Health Care. She writes a blog about goats and is an expert on goats at allexperts.com.

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