|Smith, Cheryl K.|
Raising Goats For Dummies
1. Edition March 2010
2010. 360 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-56899-6 - John Wiley & Sons
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Learn to raise goats begin reaping the benefits of owning these fun and useful animals.
Today, raising goats is a major part of human life (and survival) around the world and a movement that has had an increase in popularity among wealthy nations because of its correlation with popular consumer trends such as- back-to-basics lifestyle choices and the rejection of commercialism, preferences for organic food products, and the backlash against industrial agriculture. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats.
* Breaks down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up.
* Provides in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking
* Covers the basics of goat health and nutrition
* Offers tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more
Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings to humans.
From the contents
Part I: Getting Acquainted with Goats.
Chapter 1: Discovering the Joys of Raising Goats.
Chapter 2: Glimpsing Vital Goat Statistics.
Chapter 3: Knowing Your Capra Aegagrus Hircus (Goat, That Is).
Chapter 4: Getting Your Property Ready for a Goat.
Part II: Bringing Your Goats Home.
Chapter 5: Home Sweet Homestead: Sheltering Your Goats.
Chapter 6: Dinner Time: What and How to Feed Your Goats.
Chapter 7: Getting Your Goats: Choosing, Buying, and Bringing Goats Home.
Chapter 8: Working with Your Goats.
Chapter 9: Handling Routine Care and Important One-Time Tasks.
Part III: Glimpsing Goat Health and Breeding.
Chapter 10: Outlining Basic Health Care Requirements.
Chapter 11: Addressing Common Health Problems and Ailments.
Chapter 12: Breeding and Looking After Pregnant Goats.
Chapter 13: Now Comes the Fun Part: Kids!
Part IV: Living Sustainably and Making Money from Your Goats.
Chapter 14: Discovering Goat Milk: How to Get, Use, and Sell It.
Chapter 15: Goat Meat: From Breeding to Selling and Beyond.
Chapter 16: Further Benefi ts of Goats: Fiber, Breeding, Weed Control, and More.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Common Mistakes First-Time Goat Owners Make.
Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Showing Your Goat.
Chapter 19: Ten Misconceptions about Goats.
Appendix: Goat-Milk Recipes.