Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition: Managing, Breeding, Marketing (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, Dec 8, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 344 pages
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Goat meat production is the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture, and an estimated 70 percent of all meat consumed globally is from goats. Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats is the essential reference on raising, caring for, and marketing meat goats. This updated edition gives caprine producers the vital information they need to start a meat-goat business or expand their current operation.



  

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Contents

1 Why Meat Goats?
1
2 Before You Begin
18
3 Which Breed?
25
4 Where and Where Not to Buy Goats
45
5 Selecting Breeding Stock
54
6 Think Like a Goat
75
7 Goats on the Go
95
8 Meat Goat Housing and Facilities
103
15 Promoting Your Goat Business
243
DEFRAs Code of Recommendation for the Welfare of Goats
261
Photograph Your Goats
270
Identify Your Goats
276
Trim Your Goats Hooves
282
A Milk Goat for the Kids
287
So You Want to Show Meat Goats?
295
Clipping for Shows
298

9 Feeding Meat Goats
123
10 Keeping Goats Healthy and What to Do When They Arent
136
11 Parasites 101
169
12 Livestock Guardians
180
13 Breeding Meat Goats
198
14 Marketing Meat Goats
226
Emergency Euthanasia
299
Resources
300
Glossary
313
Index
328
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About the author (2010)

Maggie Sayer has written numerous articles on animal raising and husbandry. Her Boer goats and dozens of rescued animals share the farm with Sayer and her husband in the Ozark region of Arkansas, where goat production has taken sustainable agriculture by storm.

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