Farming Meat Goats : Breeding, Production and Marketing by Barbara VincentGoat meat is growing in popularity in Australia and is also an important export industry. It offers many opportunities for large- and small-scale farmers who need to diversify or seek alternative enterprises. Farming Meat Goats provides producers with comprehensive and practical information on all aspects of the goat meat industry. It covers selecting and preparing a property, choosing breeding stock, breeding, health care and nutrition, drought feeding, condition scoring and marketing. This second edition of Farming Meat Goats has been updated throughout and contains new information about the National Livestock Identification System, current regulations for ovine Johne's disease and animal welfare during transportation, and information about marketing. It will allow farmers to produce animals to specification for targeted markets in Australia and overseas including: butchers; supermarkets; restaurants; on-farm live sales; sales to abattoirs that specialise in Halal kills; and breeding stock either as replacements or for improved herd genetics.
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
Goats : Habitat, Breeding and Management by Diego E. Garrote (Editor); Gustavo J. Arede (Editor)In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the habitat, breeding and management of goats. Topics include the production and commercialization of goat milk and cheese in Northwest Argentina; infectious causes of abortion in goats; the oral environment and diet choices in goats; acute phase proteins as biomarkers of mastitis in dairy goats; and the influence of feeding goats with thyme and rosemary extracts on the physicochemical and sensory quality of cheese and pasteurized milk.
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Raising Goats Naturally : The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, and More by Deborah NiemannProduce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more Incorporating dairy goats into a diversified homestead can be the key to greater self-sufficiency. Responding to questions and concerns from readers from all over North America and beyond, this fully revised and expanded edition of Raising Goats Naturally will help readers work with nature to raise dairy goats to produce milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber, and soap – all without relying on drugs or following the factory farm model. By observing your own animals closely and educating yourself about their specific needs, you can create an individualized plan for keeping them healthy and maximizing their productivity. This unique, fully-illustrated guide will teach you to help your herd thrive with: Breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyle Detailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking, and nutrition Complete recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat. Packed with personal experiences and backed up by expert veterinary advice and scientific studies, Raising Goats Naturally brings together a wealth of practical information on raising goats for the love of it and using their milk and meat to become more self-reliant.
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats : breeds, care, dairying, marketing by Jerry Belanger; Sara Thomson Bredesen
Call Number: SF383.B45 2010
Publication Date: 2010-12-03
Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats : managing, breeding, marketing by Maggie Sayer
Call Number: SF383.4.S29 2010
Publication Date: 2010-12-03
NAHMS Goat StudiesThe National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), a nonregulatory unit of USDA-APHIS-VS, is developing its Goat 2019 study. NAHMS recently conducted a brief on-line survey and greatly appreciates the input from those who completed the survey. NAHMS conducted the survey to:
Find out what you consider to be the most important health issues facing the goat industry,
Help identify the critical information needs regarding health management practices used in the U.S. goat industry, and
Ask your opinion on how we can encourage goat producers to participate in the Goat 2019 study.