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Goats: Sustainable Production Overview



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By Linda Coffey, Margo Hale, and Ann Wells

Published: 2004

Updated: 2004

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Introduction

Goat production can be a valuable part of a sustainable farm. Goats may fit well into the biological and economic niches in a farm operation that otherwise go untapped. They can be incorporated into existing grazing operations with sheep and cattle. Goats can also be used for control of weeds and brush to help utilize a pasture's diversity, as long as they are not allowed to overgraze. This publication provides fundamental information relevant to all goats, especially about feeding, reproduction, and health. An extensive resource list is included.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Selection
Feeding Ruminants
Raising Goats on Pasture
Marketing
Profitability
Resources
References

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