Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

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  • Cornell, IL
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Choosing a Goat Breed for Your Farm

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All About Hay

It's fall, which means it's time to stock up on hay, so I'm sharing information with you about what kind of hay you need to buy. Here is more information abo...
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Choosing a Goat Breed for Your Farm

It can be so challenging to choose a breed of goat to raise. But you should not choose your goats like you choose pets, which is often based on appearance, color, or size. If you want your goats to serve a purpose, such as dairy or meat, you really should choose the breed that is going to help you meet your goals.Since we don’t drink milk, our goat milk is almost all used…See More
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"Welcome to the group! I hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us a little about your goats or your plans for goats in the forum!"
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"Kindly check out this Goat Milk Pudding recipe --  https://thriftyhomesteader.com/100-yard-pudding-almos/"
Sep 23
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Zinc Deficiency in Goats

I'm talking about how we prevent zinc deficiency in our bucks, as well as how you can prevent zinc deficiency in goats and how you can treat it. For more inf...
Aug 23
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Feeding Alfalfa Pellets to Does

This is why and how we feed alfalfa pellets to our does on the milk stand! For more info, visit https://thriftyhomesteader.com/alfalfa-pellets-vs-cubes-and-hay/
Aug 20
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Baby Goats' First Bottle

Ellie gave birth to quintuplets this year! This was our seventh set of quintuplets, so we knew that she would not be able to successfully feed that many, esp...
Aug 8
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Genetic Resistance to Parasites in Goats

If you have goats for very long, you may realize that some never need deworming while others need it frequently. There is definitely a genetic component invo...
Aug 3
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All About Fecal Egg Counts and Microscopes

One of my Goats 365 members asked, "Do you recommend a certain microscope when checking for worms yourself?' This is such a common question, and it has such ...
Aug 2
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"Welcome to the group! I hope you'll take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us a little about your goats or your plans for goats in the forum!"
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When to Move Goats to New Pasture

One of the most confusing aspects of rotational grazing is trying to figure out when to move the goats (or sheep) to new pasture. In this video, you see why ...
Jul 30
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Showing Goats with Ellen Dorsey

Have you ever thought about showing goats? We are talking to Ellen Dorsey of Dill's-A Little Goat Farm in Oklahoma, who has been raising and showing goats fo...
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Yogurt Maker

2-quart milk pail


Mineral feeder (put minerals in one side and baking soda in the other!)

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