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Dairy Goats for Pleasure & Profit

Dairy Goats for Pleasure & Profit
Weight 1.15 lbs
Our price: $22.00
Dairy Goats for Pleasure and Profit

by Harvey Considine

Newly updated in 2005.

300 pages

Hundreds of bw photos and illustrations throughout the book

Limited availability - reprinted in a small batch

Filled with valuable practical husbandry information.

Facts on breeding kidding, feeding, milking housing and marketing.

An excellent reference for 4-H and FFA members. Includes ideas for feeding equipment and facilities.

Delicious recipes from dairy goat products.

How to information on selecting a breed and buying goats.

Shows the joy of a dairy goat lifestyle.

Harvey Considine has experienced the delights fo dairy goats for five decades. A farmer committed to sustainable agriculture, a captivating speaker on dairy goats, popular judge and leader in dairy goat organizations, he and his wife, Elaine, live on their farm west of Portage Wisconsin. The Considine family has been involved in the commercial dairy goat business for over 50 years.

Advice, love, and wry Irish wit from a farmer who has raised, handled, milked and judged more dairy goats across the USA and around the world than any other living individual. His tireless enthusiasm for dairy goats is contagious. -Dave Thomas, former editor Dairy Goat Journal

30 Chapters:

Before you start

All those wonderful breeds:

Alpine, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Lamancha, Toggenburg, Nigerian Dwarf, Kinder

To help you buy more wisely

Barn Designs

Be well equipped

Ideas on fencing, pasture, and fresh forage

You are the Key to success

Feeding for health and production

Breeding with a goal

The pregnant doe and her needs

Your doe is kidding!

Caring for those adorable kids

Milking Time

Keeping Milk Delicious

Be a record keeper

Maintain healthy udders

The neccessary buck

Hoof Trimming - Disbudding -Tattooing - Castrating -Clipping

Goat ailments and some simple treatments

Dogs and Goats

Transporting and shipping

How well are your goats growing

Registry signs and symbols

Using that wonderful goat milk

Profit possibilities

A little about conformation, judging and showing

Child friendly 4-H, FFA, and youth projects

Just for Fun - Driving & Packing

Most frequent mistakes

Goats around the world

Send to friend

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