Goat reference material

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Hello, Would like to start acquiring some reference books on goats without spending a fortune. Would you recomend a good complete(1)general reference (2)medical/health reference and a place to order the books. Basically, believe in preventive maintenance in all things and being prepared for the unexpected. A future goat owner. Thanks -- Ken Ballard Voice # 1-405-737-5373 P.O. Box 10471 Midwest City, OK 73140-1471

NO ONE! has ever repealed the law of SUPPLY AND DEMAND!

-- ken (you@surfbest.net), February 05, 2002


The one and only book we ever bought since we began raising goats was --Raising Milk Goats the Modern Way-- by Jerry Belanger and Storey books. It is a well written book, covering many subject from Getting Your Goat to Milk Composition. It has common health care also. We found that it was a great source for a first-timer! Of course, you can't learn everything from books; experience is most certainly the best teacher with goats, but it would've been a lot harder for us without this book! You can get it a half.com or amazon.com for a pretty good price. We bought ours from our local co- op farm supply. Hope this helps~

-- Danielle (thiessens@att.net), February 06, 2002.

There are several good basic goatkeeping books. But to tell the truth, once you have the basics down, you can learn so much more from the publications, Dairy Goat Journal and United Caprine News.

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), February 06, 2002.

caprinesupply.com has a great catalog and is filled with books. Goatkeeping 101, Modern Way and the like are fine, but are very basic. Goat Medicine is very technical and expensive. I agree that Dairy Goat Journal and United Caprine News are great, come in every other month with great articles in them. The internet is a wealth of knowledge. saanendoah.com and fiascofarm.com both could be downloaded into 3 ring binders and make excellent reference material. Here is my favorite folder if you care to visit :) HA! Vicki

Maryland Small Ruminant Page http://www.intercom.net/user/sschoen/sheep.html 7M Farm & Herbals http://www.7mfarm.com Bar None Meat Goats http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/2178/index.html Raising Goats http://www.farminfo.org/goats/goats.htm Tri-Quest Boer Goats http://www.triquestboergoats.com/ Ivine Mesa Charros 4-H Club Goat Information Page: http://www.ics.uci.edu/~pazzani/4H/GoatsHome.html MacGoats http://www.psyber.com/~macgoats/#Developmental Mauldin's Boer Goat Site: http://www.jackmauldin.com/default.htm Basic Goat Primer http://home.earthlink.net/~lureynolds/ Breeders' World Goat Forum http://www.breedersworld.com/phorum/list.php3?num=4 Cybergoats http://www.cybergoat.com/ Saanendoah Goat Information Page http://www.saanendoah.com/goatss.html Dairygoat.com http://www.dairygoats.com/ Fias Co Farm Prenatal Goat care http://www.fiascofarm.com/goats/prenatalcare.html Goat Kingdom http://members.tripod.com/duhgoatman/goatkingdom.htm Goat Market.com http://www.goatmarket.com/ Inside the Web Goat Message Board http://www.insidetheweb.com/messageboard/mbs.cgi?acct=mb199161&TL= GoatSearch http://members.aol.com/GoatSearch/content/help.html#link GoatWorld http://www.goatworld.com/ Great Goats Dehorning goats http://www.greatgoats.com/dehorning.html HOMELITE Goat Search Web Board http://www.insidetheweb.com/messageboard/mbs.cgi/mb207470 Merkel Livestock Links http://members.tripod.com/~BradBanner/livestock.html Stockmaster for Goats http://www.stockmaster.co.uk/site/herdmaster/goats/intro.htm Boer Goats.com http://www.boergoats.com/

University Sites and Research Sites: Texas A&M University at Ulvalde: http://uvalde.tamu.edu/ Clemson University (Feeding Programs for Meat Goats) http://goats.clemson.edu/NC%20Handbook/feeding.htm Texas A&M University Internet Resources on Goats http://sanangelo.tamu.edu/ded/goat/goat.htm Mississippi State Univ. Extension Service (Meat Goat Selection and Care) http://ext.msstate.edu/pubs/pub2177.htm University of Florida Extension Service (Meat Goat Herd Mgt) http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/scripts/htmlgen.exe?DOCUMENT_VM005 Northern California State University Extension Service http://www.cals.ncsu.edu:8050/an_sci/extension/ Texas A&M University at San Angelo Extension Center http://sanangelo.tamu.edu/ Oklahoma State Breeds of Goats http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/BREEDS/GOATS/ Colorado State Vet Extension Service http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/dlab/webdocs/ext_vet/cleon.html NC State University Extension Service http://lenoir.ces.state.nc.us/staff/jnix/Ag/Goat/dis.html

Equipment & Supplies: Alphine Haus Goats Online http://alpinehs.com/ Caprine Supply http://www.caprinesupply.com/shop/ D-S Livestock Equipment http://www.intercom.net/user/sschoen/D-S.html Register Sheep & Goat Supply http://goatsupplies.netfirms.com/ Running RR Ranch Equipment http://www.angelfire.com/mo/runningrrranch/equprices.html Sydell Equipment http://www.sydell.com/ Circle J Sheep Equipment http://www.case- agworld.com/cAw.circleJ.home.html Colorado Serum Company http://www.colorado-serum.com/ Modern Farm Merchantile http://www.modfarm.com/ Nasco http://www.enasco.com/prod/Home Co-op Animal Health Catalog http://www.ucoophealth.com/ Jeffers http://www.1800jeffers.com/ssc/ KV Master Vet Supply http://www.kvvet.com/ Pipestone Veterinary Supply http://www.pipevet.com/ Omaha Vaccine Company http://omahavaccine.com/ Valley Vet Supply http://www.valleyvet.com/ Alternate Solutions Ranch Equipment http://www.buyfarmstuff.com/ Farm On Line Trading Post http://www.farm-online.com/ Preifert http://www.priefert.com/

Magazines & Publications: Goat Farmer http://www.caprine.co.nz/main_page.html Goat Rancher http://www.goatrancher.com/ The GOAT Magazine http://www.goatmagazine.com/ Ranch & Rural Living Magazine http://www.ranchmagazine.com/ Meat Goat Monthly http://www.ranchmagazine.com/mgn.html Purple Circle Magazine http://www.purplecircle.com/

Vicki McGaugh Lonesome Doe Nubians Standard Donkeys Cleveland Texas "Everyone here hates everyone else for doing just like they do" Rob Thomas GOAT EMERGENCY? Go to: http://www.goatworld.com/911

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), February 06, 2002.

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