Raising Goats for Dummies (Paperback)

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Learn to raise goats and start reaping the benefits of owning these fun and useful animals

Raising goats is a major part of human life (and survival) around the world. The movement has increased in popularity in recent years as consumers embrace a more sustainable lifestyle, reject commercialism, move to organic food options, and raise concerns about industrial agriculture practices. 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

You'll quickly 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 with help from Raising Goats For Dummies.

About the Author

Cheryl K. Smith has raised a small herd of dairy goats under the herd name Mystic Acres since 1998. She published Ruminations: The Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine and Goat Health Care. She writes a blog (ruminationsongoats.blogspot.com) and is an expert on goats at allexperts.com.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780470568996
ISBN-10: 0470568992
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: March 8th, 2010
Pages: 340
Language: English
Series: For Dummies