Goat Journal January/February 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! Thinking about raising pack goats? Or raising goats for fiber? Goat Journal has all that information and more! Whether you want to raise a small herd for your personal or family needs or are interested in raising goats for profit, you’ll find these creatures to be friendly, docile, curious and intelligent, and Goat Journal has the top goat information you need to raise a healthy, happy herd.
In this Issue of Goat Journal:
Have You Tried Goat Yoga? By Theresa Miller
Farmers are supplementing their income by offering yoga with goats. Though it’s a new concept, goat yoga is growing because it offers exercise, relaxation, and friendly goats that climb on participants as they practice. The goats are inquisitive, which makes the exercise entertaining. Most people who come to the classes have never even tried yoga, they go for the goats.
Written on Their Faces By Tamsin Cooper
Learn how to recognize caprine body language and facial expressions. Without context and other observations, we may incorrectly interpret some expressions. Pain, fear, and anger produce many common facial signs. Mock aggressive faces are often worn at play.
Hazards of Keeping Goats By Lacey Hughett
Raising goats is all fun and games until the horns come out. The animals we love the most, sometimes, hurt us the most.
Breath of Life By Katherine Drovdahl, MH CR CA DipHIr CEIT QTP
Of all the conditions that can affect goats, lungs tend to be the weakest link. Lung wellness is crucial but natural remedies can help. Some symptoms to look for are lack of energy, depressed attitude, not eating grain well, hunched up, hair fluffed out, fever, lung sounds, and sweat.
Saving the Arapawa Goats By Amy G. Hadachek
A Kansas zoo makes efforts to preserve a rare goat breed.
More on Keeping Goats from Goat Journal:
• From the Editor
• Reader Feeback
• Kat’s Corner
• Photo Essay: Silver Strike Farms
• From France to the Farm
• Caring for Angora Goat Fiber During the Winter
• Preventing Hoof Rot in Goats
• The Accidental Cheesemaking School
• Secret Life of Goats: Living It Up
• Breed Profile: San Clemente
• Life Lessons: First Kids
• From the Archives
• Upcoming Events
• Just for Fun
ON THE COVER
Tiger Lily, a Nubian doe, enjoys a rare January snowstorm. See Fan Photos for another picture of Tiger Lily and her best friend, Ella. Submitted by Ashley of A&A Acres in Southern Oregon.
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 Dairy Goat Journal makes it a lot easier and more fulfilling.
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