Meat goats are very easy to care for. They can be raised with little supplemental grain and minimal shelter. Their small size, adaptability to drastic environmental conditions, huge productivity and excellent fertility make them ideal for anyone looking to raise farm animals.
I have raised my fair share of bottle-fed baby goats. I own goats as personal pets and as members of our petting zoo. I want my goats to be as friendly and people-oriented as possible. There are definitely pros and cons to raising a baby goat on a bottle. Here are my thoughts.
Thinking about adopting a goat and need some help thinking of good goat names? Here are over 350 goat name ideas to graze through!
Discover crucial information that could save the life of a lamb that is cold, chilled, or has hypothermia. Hypoglycemia and starvation are addressed, as well.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a pet pig? This is the story of our family's adoption of a pig we call Wilbur.
The Drenthe Heath Sheep (Dutch: Drents Heideschaap) is the oldest sheep breed of the Netherlands. Both ewes and rams wear horns. I've raised these sheep for over 30 years now and they're beautiful.
From personal experience on my sister's farm, I examine the feed needed for dairy cattle and describe how it is fed every day. The small farmer's life is very hard due to the high cost of feed.
Looking for a little more self-sufficiency? This article will tell you what you need to know about producing your own chicken and pork.
Don't have much space for a large farm with large farm animals? Well, I have gathered information on many species of livestock that are smaller than your average breed, or they are just small in general.
To build a pigpen that's right for you, start by figuring out which type of pen you need. Here are the basic types of pigpens, as well as considerations for humane livestock handling.
The basic considerations for building a pigpen start with knowing what it's going to be used for, the size of the breed you plan to raise, and the number and age of animals it's intended for.