Information on raising meat and dairy goats, pricing your meat cuts, how to take advantage of existing markets and an ethnic holiday calendar with listings of type of goat required. Tips on buying livestock and winter farm planning.
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Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats.
When it comes to the livestock business, or any agricultural enterprise, a broad perspective and an open mind about potential market channels can help strengthen your business.
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If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive.
Silvopasture is the integration of trees, livestock, and forage crops together on the same land to create dual income from timber and livestock.
Livestock production may take many forms and, depending on your facilities, you may be able to combine several enterprises on your farm.
A listing of dates of various ethnic holidays with descriptions of the holidays, and the type of goat required.
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Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales.
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Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprise suitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations.
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What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain?
Right now as I look outside the window, the snow is flying and the sun is trying to peak through the clouds. It is very cold and I would much rather be inside where I am warm.
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