More Feedback on Raising Goats

The writer, who has 20 years of experience raising goats, takes issue with the advice in the goat chapter of "Grow It!" and provides her own recommendations.



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A healthy bill goat in pasture. You don't necessarily have to keep a billy if you're raising goats.
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LEFT: Brushing down a young goat. RIGHT: Milking a stanchioned doe on her milking platform.
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LEFT DIAGRAM: Suggested dimensions for a goat pen. RIGHT DIAGRAM: The does' water bucket can sit on a platform at the end of the manger
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Supervising stanchioned goats at their feed trough.
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