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Goat breeding advice needed please help!

Im new to the goat world.  I had a few as pet at a young age but still dont know much.  My boyfriend bought me a few goats at an auction a…

Started by Cindy

7 Oct 17, 2013
Reply by Cindy

types of goats

Hello... im new to the goat world. was wondering if someone can  help me identify some of the breeds i have taking over my yard!!!!  I know…

Started by Dawn Mezurek

1 Apr 29, 2013
Reply by HOMEGROWN.org

Goat Share?

Where I live you can't just buy goats milk from a small farmer unless he is a big certified  operation.  So I barter for milk and no money…

Started by Lizz

4 Jan 26, 2013
Reply by sue woods

Livestock and Severe Summer Storms

I was wondering- what should be done with animals in case of severe weather? This will be our first year with a few chickens and perhaps a…

Started by Carrie Seal-Stahl

2 Jan 3, 2013
Reply by will fleener

Getting in with the Chickens

Up to this point, all I know about chickens is what I have picked up from the farm store and by talking to my neighbors. I would like to ra…

Started by Mike Berry

5 Dec 18, 2011
Reply by rachel whetzel

winter water source for pigs....

Hi there Everyone!  I am a beginner pig farmer.  Funny how you buy those black knee high boots,(galoshes?) some overalls and you think you…

Started by Summer Vlietstra

2 Dec 17, 2011
Reply by Deb Shaded Deer Schorzman

Needing info on non-hybrid chicken

Hello.  Hubby and I are wanting to raise some chickens to eat, and for eggs.  We are very interested in chickens that are not of a hybrid s…

Started by Kim Hutcheson

8 Jan 25, 2011
Reply by Kim Hutcheson

beginner...needs help :)

i would love to get goats at the farm that i work at. the problem is though that i can't keep them out there during the winter. our high wi…

Started by Kristin Eggerth

10 Jan 17, 2011
Reply by Lesley Weaver

Keeping Sheep

I attended a workshop last week for young farmers interested in keeping sheep. I thought I'd pass along some of the resources discussed th…

Started by Cornelia

0 Dec 7, 2010

The economics of dairy goats

An interesting article from Homestead.org: "The Economics Of Dairy Goats" by Allena Jackson."Milk prices have certainly gotten higher in th…

Started by Cornelia

1 Oct 7, 2010
Reply by Tracy Johnson

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