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Nutrition Fuels Goat Performance

Proper nutrition from Southern States will help you get more out of your herd. While most cattlemen spend a great deal of time and effort on herd nutrition, the same claim can’t be made for goat producers.

Raising Goats In The Backyard

Much like chickens, goats are becoming increasingly popular to have as backyard livestock. Due to their smaller size and not needing a full farm to live on, more people in urban and suburban areas are choosing to raise goats as part of their hobby farm. Before preparations are started, check with your zoning laws and weight limitations on backyard livestock. Another important thing to remember is goats are herd animals, so you are going to want at least two. Raising goats in your backyard can be simple and straightforward if you follow these simple steps.

Female Sheep & Goat Care

Feed represents the single largest cost in all types of sheep and goat production. This is because nutrition exerts a very large influence on flock reproduction, milk production, and lamb and kid growth. The nutritional needs for ewes and nannies are not static. Late gestation and lactation, for example, are the most critical periods, with lactation placing the highest nutritional demands on nannies and ewes. For these reasons and more, this article will emphasize the feed and supplement requirements of ewes and nannies.

Raising Goats

Interested in trying your hand at raising small livestock? Requiring less land than their bovine counterparts, goats are a great option for the aspiring livestock owner. Rob French of S&R Meat Goats in Cumberland, VA shares his top ten things you need to know before raising goats.

Preparing Goats for Winter

As the temperatures start to drop (and the snow begins to fall in some parts of the country) your goats will need a little TLC to stay healthy and warm. Winter can be a stressful time for livestock and pets. Owners can help reduce that stress by providing adequate shelter, routine feeding/watering, and steady illness prevention.

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