Goat Journal July/August 2018 issue is NOW AVAILABLE! Subscribe today for today’s leading stories and all the tried-and-true goat information you need.
Goat Journal is an all-new publication dedicated to dairy goats and so much more! It’s all the great dairy goat information you’ve come to love — goat milk benefits, making goat cheese or learning how to make goat milk soap — with expanded information on other goats!
In this Issue of Goat Journal:
Breeding Scrapie Resistant Goats By Stephen N. White Ph.D., David A. Schneider DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM(LAIM)
Scrapie in goats is a deadly infectious disease that can shut down an entire operation with a single diagnosis. But scientists have concluded that two naturally occurring goat alleles in the prion gene each confer resistance to classical scrapie. You may already have these genetics in your herd.
Goat Varieties for Hot Climates By Janet Garman
Different species of livestock react to heat waves and hot climates differently. Some goat varieties are more tolerant than others All animals should receive special consideration and adjustments during periods of high heat. Even goat varieties that are well-accustomed to high temperatures and hot sun should have plenty of water available at all times.
What Are Prion Diseases? By Marissa Ames
Scrapie in goats is just one of several prion diseases. They have no cure and can bring down an entire goat or sheep operation with one diagnosis. But what are prion diseases and why won’t antibiotics help?
Before You Start a Goat Dairy Farm By Theresa Miller
Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road.
Rent a Goat, Build a Career! By Amy Hadachek
Jax Taylor’s rent-a-goat business started with heartbreak. Discharged from the Army, she searched for job prospects so she wouldn’t have to rehome her goats. The result is now morphing into a highly successful franchise business in the “Volunteer State,” focused on creating environmentally friendly land cleanup across Tennessee.
More on Keeping Goats from Goat Journal:
• Before You Buy a Goat
• Are you Feeding Your Goats Hay or Straw?
• Bring Her a Brush Bouquet
• Cheese Curds: You’re Ready for Hard Cheese
• Secret Life of Goats: A Blind Calf and Her Guide Goat
• Breed Profile: Chèvre des Fossés
• Coming Attractions
• Just for Fun
ON THE COVER
“Cornelius Stewart Beardsley, herd prince for life, first born to our herd queen by the banks of the Carson River on the Loneliest Highway in America.” – Kathryn Lanni of Galloping Gertie’s Goatery
Goat Journal shares stories on marketing, breeding and raising dairy goats, along with features and goat information on making the goat business more profitable and rewarding. Keeping goats may be a labor of love, but Goat Journal makes it a lot easier and more fulfilling.