"Whether you're looking to be self-sufficient, or you want to make some money on the side, goats are perfect for milk and cheese, meat, and fiber. The Beginner's Guide to Raising Goats can help you get the most out of these hearty herd animals with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow tips for newcomers. From Angoras to Nigerian Dwarfs, this beginner's guide to raising goats will break down the dos and don'ts to starting your herd. Learn how to pick the right kind of goat for your homestead's needs, build fences and shelters, feed and breed them, and more"--
Physical Description:print ix, 142 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher:Emeryville, California :Rockridge Press,
Contents / Notes
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-139) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : why you should raise goats -- Picking your goats -- Preparing your home -- Building shelter and fencing -- Feeding your goats -- Getting to know your kids -- Routine care and tasks -- Goat health and breeding -- Producing goat milk -- Harvesting goat meat -- Additional goat benefits -- Goat milk and meat recipes.