FARM BLEAT The giddy goats
While I was in the cities for a couple of days last month, my dad decided he needed to buy a couple of goats for the grandkids.
I have a soft spot for the inquisitive animals, having raised them as 4... Posted on 6/1/15 at 4:00 AM
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ROME - Goat plague, a fast spreading virus, impoverishes millions of small farmers across Africa and Asia, but a campaign to eradicate it has drawn far less support than halting mad cow disease or Ebola, a U.N. veterinary official said on Wednesday.
The National Sheep Improvement Program is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
February 17, 2014
Dickinson farmer Charlie Noyce will concede that goats are not the easiest livestock to raise, given that the animal comes with quite the list of annoyances for farmers.
But after raising goats for more than 30 years with help from his wife, Cyndi, Noyce said once people get around goats and understand that the animals have some quarks and a unique personality, it is hard for people not to develop a soft spot for them.
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