Recent Blog Posts

  • Summer Tips for Raising Healthy Goats

    August 15, 2018
    Some people think goats can practically feed and care for themselves. But goats need care and attention, especially in summer. Here are some tips: Water is essential for temperature control, waste excretion, electrolyte balance, digestion and more.
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  • How to Raise Goats on Your Small Farm

    August 15, 2017
    Goats can be a delightful, productive and profitable addition to your small farm. To make the most of goats, however, you have to be prepared to meet their needs. Is your farm ready for goats?
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Raising Goats

    May 15, 2017
    Goats are the golden animals of agriculture. Versatile and valuable, they are bred and raised both for fun and for profit. Their independent, spirited nature is often a challenge for beginners to contend with, but their affectionate tendencies make raising them a reward.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    February 1, 2017
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    August 15, 2016
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • Making Sure Your Hay is Okay

    January 1, 2016
    What your horse ingests is obviously one of the most important factors in his health. Often times a large part of his diet is hay. If you give your horse musty or moldy hay, there’s a pretty good chance that he could end up with colic.
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  • Preventing Overeating Disease in Lambs

    August 1, 2015
    Overeating Disease in sheep is actually a misnomer. The disease is more accurately termed enterotoxemia. This disease is caused by the bacteria Clostridium perfringens.
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  • Preparing your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

    November 1, 2014
    Autumn is a good time to make sure everything is in tiptop shape for the cold weather that’s just around the corner.
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  • Honor Show Chow and Purina Goat Chow Testimonial

    October 1, 2014
    At 68, Beverly Calcote laughingly describes her goat farm in Monterrey County, California as a leftover 4-H project. “It’s a small operation, with about six to nine milkers. ” The total number of goats fluctuates, depending on the cycle.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    June 1, 2013
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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