Goats

Goats

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy GoatsStorey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

by Jerry Belanger and Sara Thomson Bredesen

A good, basic introduction to many aspects of dairy goat care. Covers purchasing, housing, fencing, feeding, breeding, and milking, along with other valuable topics. Hardcover, paperback, or Kindle. Read more »


 

Natural Goat CareNatural Goat Care

by Pat Coleby

Although Coleby provides information on breeding, feeding, and buying goats for milk, meat, or fiber, most of the book explains her nutrition-based approach to livestock care. Pasture remineralization, a preventative stock lick, and vitamin cures for a variety of diseases figure prominently. Paperback. Read more »


 

Body Condition Scores in GoatsFREE: Body Condition Scores in Goats

by American Institute for Goat Research

Excellent eight-page download with diagrams, explanations, and color photos. This document loads slowly, but is well worth the trouble. PDF.


 

Nutrient Requirements of Sheep and GoatsFREE: Nutrient Requirements of Sheep and Goats

Introductory material covers energy, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water. The rest of the download consists of tables comparing the daily nutritional requirements of sheep and goats in most stages of growth and reproduction. PDF.