How to Raise Dairy Goats

How to Raise Dairy Goats

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Book - 2011
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Blackwell Publishing
Goats have been used for their dairy products for hundreds of years, providing a wide array of milk, butter, yogurt, and cheeses that offer the unique flavors that make Mediterranean cuisine so special. For those who are interested in raising their own dairy goats so they can take advantage of the milk products provided, it is important to first of all learn everything possible about dairy goats, from what they eat to how they breed and how to cultivate and harvest the milk when the time comes.

This book provides every detail you could possible need to become a dairy goat breeder and farmer. You will learn how goats are raised for different purposes, including as dairy goats, fiber goats, and as a means to maintain property. You will learn how to select the right breed of goat and how to know what to look for in a specific goat. You will also learn to breed goats, including how to care for the mother, how to wean the kids, and the care the kid will need once it is born. You will learn how to properly house goats and what they require from you to remain healthy and happy, both with their feed and their space.

Expert goat farmers have been interviewed and have provided their insight and expertise on the topic, building a collection of tips and tricks about raising dairy goats. You will learn how to care for your dairy goats and what special treatment or care they require from you. You will also learn what you need to provide for the dairy goats to produce as much milk as possible. Finally, you will learn how to gather the milk from the dairy goats and how to both process and sell it to maintain your business. For anyone who has ever been interested in raising goats for dairy production, this guide will offer you everything you need.

Publisher: Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, Inc., [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781601383785
1601383789
Branch Call Number: 636.39 Maeda 2011
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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