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In addition to learning
how to care for goats, beginning goat owners also usually end up needing to learn about goat meat, goat milk and the various products you can make with goat milk.
The first step of course is making sure you choose healthy goats, regardless if you start with older ones or decide to start with babies.
While many goat breeders sell the babies within 24 hours after they are born, my advice to you is to avoid buying goat kids this young.
Newborn goats need the colostrum their mothers produce and in my personal experience babies raised on their mothers are just as friendly as those that are bottle fed.
The key is to make sure you spend time in the barn with the goat kids every day so they get used to people being around them.
It is also important to make sure the mother goat is in good health and receives adequate food to produce enough milk for her kids as well as having some left over for you.
How To Care For Goats Plus How To Handle Goat Milk
Below is some other information you are sure find useful on how to care for goats naturally.
Of course you can expect new articles to appear here from time to time.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
This homemade teat dip for goats is easy to make. This particular teat dip solution contains essential oils and simple ingredients plus it does the job!
It is essential to take care of your goats teats. I wanted something natural so I came up with this homemade balm essential oil salve recipe using comfrey.
This goat hoof trimming guide takes you step by step through the goat hoof trimming process. You will gain an understanding of what to put in your goat hoof trimming kit and how to use the goat hoof trimming stand plus how to train your goats to cooperate when using goat hoof trimmers.
Are you looking for goat milk soap recipes? Look no further! Here you find a goat milk soap recipe for liquid soap, bar soap and even laundry soap.
Make your own laundry detergent using this goat milk laundry soap recipe. It is super easy and only requires three basic ingredients. Scent is optional.
Freezing goats meat is as easy as freezing any other type of meat. If you raise goats or have a goat meat store close by this is an easy way to stock up.
Learn how to make butter from goats milk using a kitchen blender! This goat milk butter recipe only takes a few minutes to make!
Freezing goat milk is the best way to preserve it. Learn how long frozen goat milk lasts in the freezer, how long it lasts in the refrigerator and more!
It's easy to learn how to pasteurize goat milk at home regardless of the actual method you choose to use to accomplish the task.
Have you ever wondered how long does pasteurized goat milk last? Find out the the answers for both refrigeratored and frozen goat milk!
Learn how easy it is to make cajeta goat milk caramel from fresh goat milk. Plus learn how to preserve it for winter use by canning it.