Small stock production: How to choose the right goat for you

You’ve decided to farm with goats, but how do you know which breed is best? Here’s a guide to selecting the right goat for your needs. The type of goat you buy depends on whether you want to farm with goats for meat or milk production. Once you’ve established this,…

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Dairy production: Keep the heat down on your dairy farm

Question: I’ve heard that dairy cows can have serious problems with heat stress. Is it serious and what can I do to prevent it? Heat stress in dairy cattle can be prevented, but this condition still causes significant financial losses every year. Heat stress in dairy herds costs the milk…

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Dairy production: Another route to dairy farming

Question: I’m a beef farmer, but am interested in starting a dairy. Do you have some advice? Not many new farmers consider going into dairy production, but if you already farm beef cattle, it may be a good idea to start dairy ranching. The demand for milk in developing countries…

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