Tag: Goats

Heritage Livestock Breed Comparison Charts

Heritage Livestock Breeds Comparison Charts

We recently linked to the Pick-a-Chick chart from the Livestock Conservancy, allowing prospective chicken keepers to compare the characteristics of heritage breeds at a glance. The Livestock Conservancy has many […]

What is a Composite Breed?

What is a Composite Breed?

Want to combine the best characteristics of several breeds? A composite may be the answer.

Grazing Systems Planning Guide

Grazing Systems Planning Guide

Is the thought of planning a rotational or management-intensive grazing system daunting to you? If you are new to the concept, you will probably appreciate this free guide from the […]

Toggenburg

Toggenburg

The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.

Tennessee Fainting Goat

Tennessee Fainting Goat

Although best known for “fainting” when startled, the Tennessee Fainting Goat is more than just a novelty.

Saanen

Saanen

This pure white breed has earned its reputation as the Holstein of the goat world.

Pygmy

Pygmy

Sweet and spunky, the lovable Pygmy goat endears itself to all who know it.

Oberhasli

Oberhasli

This rare Swiss dairy breed is making a rebound thanks to the work of dedicated breeders.

Nubian

Nubian

Long ears and a loud voice make this popular dairy breed distinctive—but it does not come from Africa.

Nigerian Dwarf

Nigerian Dwarf

Goats of dwarfish proportions were once widespread across much of Africa, their historic home being a large swath stretching from the Atlantic coast inland as far as modern Sudan and […]