The ideal reliable guide to goat-keeping for the new commercial enterprise or the small hobby farm.
Raising and Keeping Dairy Goats is Owner Katie Normet's account of the daily challenges and rewards of life as a goat farmer, from her experience rehabilitating a farm from the ground up to learning firsthand the ins and outs of acquiring and caring for goats.
Normet's central piece of advice runs through her book like a commandment: Know your goat. Keeping eyes on each goat and noting even subtle changes in behavior and demeanor are key to managing a problem quickly and keeping your goat healthy.
Normet explores all the big-picture issues in goat husbandry, including:
There are also chapters on cheese making and soap making with tips and recipes.
Years of experience and thousands of dollars crammed into one book! If you have goats, or are looking to buy goats, there are tips in this book that will save you time and money! The best of over 20 years of Katie's education crammed into one little book.