If you want to learn how to raise dairy goats, it can be a bit overwhelming with all the information out there. Sure, you can find posts on Pinterest, goat groups on Facebook, blogs, and even actual “hold in your hand to read” books.
There is so much to sift through to get the information you need, and Simple Living Country Gal is here to help.
I mean who wants to surf the internet looking for this and that when all you want to do is buy some goats already?
I have been raising my little herd of lovelies for just short of 5 years now. I am the first to say I am no expert, but I have learned a thing or two over the years that just might be helpful.
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How to raise dairy goats
Let’s start with storage and shelters because keeping what you feed your goats free from pests and dampness is going to play a huge part in their overall health. I learned early in that when you invest your time raising goats that are strong and healthy rather than dealing with goats that are weak and prone to worms and illnesses.
- Dairy Goat Supply List
- How to Prepare for Goats
- Livestock Feed Storage Containers
- Barn Cleaning Winter Prep
- How to Keep Goats Cool in The Summer
- Goat Care Checklist
- What is a Wether Goat?
- Daily Goat Care Routine
- Goat Terms for Raising Dairy Goats
- Introducing New Goats to the Herd
Feeding Dairy Goats
A healthy herd all starts with the feed. These articles will walk you through everything you need to know from hay to grain, and minerals.
- Feeding Kelp to Your Animals
- What is the Best Hay to Feed Goats
- What Hay do Goats Eat?
- What are the Best Minerals for Goats
- Rotational Grazing Goats
- Best Dairy Goat Diet
Breeding Dairy Goats
Breeding your goats is another crucial part of raising healthy and happy goats. My best tip is to work to keep everyone healthy so you do not have to deal with bigger problems later on.
- Goat Breeding 101 Getting Started
- Prepare Your Goats for Breeding Season
- Preparing Buck Breeding Season
- What is Goat Rut?
- Goat Gestation Calculator
Raising Dairy Goat Kids
If you have goat kids coming soon, let’s go over what you want to have ready before the kids arrive.
Milking Dairy Goats
The best part of raising dairy goats is all that amazing milk. Try out these tips to ensure you are getting the most milk that tastes amazing every time.
- 8 Super Simple Steps Delicious Tasting Goat Milk
- DIY Udder Wash
- How to Make Goat Milk Taste Better
- Goat Udder Problems
If you are having trouble milking your goat, this may help.
Dairy Goat Shelter Setup
Next, let’s talk about creating a safe space for your goats to enjoy while they are outside. Don’t let this part overwhelm you, just a few steps and you can have a great pasture that your goats can use to get access to fresh graze and grass.
- Creating a Free Playground for Your Goats
- Goat Fencing 101 Everything You Need to Know
- Brush for Goats
- How to Help Your Goats Cope with Winter
- Deep Litter Method
- Hay Feeder Options for Goats
- Goat Playground Ideas
- How to Convert a Shed Into a Goat Barn
- How to Keep Goats in a Fence
- Goat Barn Setup
- How to Keep Goats Warm in the Winter
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Training Dairy Goats
Teaching your goats to listen is not only helpful it is crucial for a safe herd. Not all goats can be trained, however, these tips will help you to get started teaching your herd to listen and, in turn, create a safe setup for you and your family.
- Yes Can Train Goat
- How to Have People Friendly Goats
- Keeping Animals Cool Hot Weather
- Tethered Feeding Goats
- How to Train a Goat to Come When Called
Bookmark this page for help on how to raise dairy goats. A great and useful resource you can use all year long.