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Hobby Farms GOATS: Small-Scale Herding, written by hobby farmer and prolific author and columnist Sue Weaver, is an essential guide to the wonderful world of goats. This colorful guide discusses goats of all types, including dairy goats, used for milk and cheese; meat goats; fiber goats, prized for their mohair and cashmere; recreational goats, beloved by children for their great personalities and silliness; and brush goats, the lawnmowers of creative hobby farmers and suburbanites. Weaver offers excellent advice on how to purchase a goat: sensible and direct, she advises newcomers that while goats can be profitable, they should not rush in. Before the reader fills his backyard with a herd of goats, the author warns him or her to consider that while goats are cute, personable, charming, and imminently entertaining [they] are also destructive mischievous, sometimes ornery, and often exasperating.” The book lists the various breeds of goats commonly available as meat and dairy producers, carefully spelling out their advantages and drawbacks. In the chapter on selecting a goat, the author instructs the reader to be aware of the overall health and soundness, and to consider such the animals’ horns and teeth. The book also covers general care for a small herd of goats, including outdoor housing and feeding, general health care, and maintenance. For hobby farmers ready to dive into the world of reproducing their goats, there are chapters on breeding, mating, and Bringing Kids into the World.” All goat keepers will be enlightened by the information in the chapter on behavior and solving everyday problems with their often capricious caprines. Since the focus of the book is for hobby farmers, Goats also addresses how to make money from the small-scale herd, offering advice on managing, selling, and marketing goat-derived products. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of over 150 terms, an appendix of common goat diseases, and a resource section of useful goat-relevant books, websites, and associations. Fully indexed.

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"This book is an excellent resource for all goat owners or prospective goat owners. Ms. Weaver presents an interesting and detailed history of goats, full descriptions of individual breeds and their purposes, and a synopsis of goat medical care. Best of all, she has prepared an extensive list of online sources of more detailed goat information and of goat equipment and books." —Lorrie Boldrick, DVM, coauthor of Pygmy Goats: Management and Veterinary Care and the Illustrated Standard of the Pygmy Goat

"I was blown away with Sue Weaver’s new book, Hobby Farm: Goats. I was expecting an ordinary read but found it to be the best small book on goats that I have ever encountered. I can't wait until it is published so I can give them to my customers to ensure they are prepared to take care of their newly purchased goats." —Claudia Gurn, Breeder of Show South African Boer Goats

About the Author:
Sue Weaver is a contributing editor of Hobby Farms magazine and a breeder of Brecknock Hill Cheviot sheep, American Curly horses, and AMHR miniature horses of cob type. She lives in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

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  • PublisherCompanionHouse Books
  • Publication date2006
  • ISBN 10 193199367X
  • ISBN 13 9781931993678
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages160
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