is an in-depth guide to small-scale goat keeping, helping both experienced and novice hobby farmers to realize their own dreams of life on the farm for pleasure or profit. Sue Weaver delivers essential information on choosing, breeding, and tending goats while also relating some fascinating and fun facts about them. For example, did you know that each herd has a dominant female, called a queen? The other goats follow her around and do what she does. The farmer/owner of the herd needs to be her dominant queen, to be able to manage the herd well, because you can lead goats, but not drive them!
Comprehensive discussions, full-color photos, and easy-to-use charts will help to ensure the success of your goat-keeping ventures. Whether you are interested in raising them for their meat, milk, or mohair or cashmere fiber, this is the best small book on goats to read and keep as a reference. Included in the book are goat resources and Web sites, a glossary, index, and a brief summary of the most common goat diseases. Put together on glossy, flexible and thick paper stock, Goats will easily survive repeated reading or referencing.
Format: Paperback, 160pp
Environment: Outdoors, Household Use, Farm Animals, Livestock, Book