Livestock Tagging

By Chris Richards and Rusty Gosz

Tagging is an important part of animal identification, but must be done properly. Tagging an animal is very similar to a human getting their ears’ pierced. Learn how to properly tag your animals and maintain proper care afterwards.

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How to Draw Blood and Blood Test your goats

By Gail Bowman

Blood testing is an easy way to check your herd for most diseases. You can either take your animals to the veterinarian to have the blood drawn, or learn to do it yourself. Drawing blood is not hard, if you have the stomach for it, and doing it yourself will cut mountains off your vet bill. I strongly suggest that you have someone show you the trick the first couple times, but here is one way to do it.

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Taffy the Royal Welsh Regiment’s goat dies

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By BBC News

Taffy, one of the Royal Welsh Regiment’s goats used as a ceremonial mascot, has died.

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Help for Organic Farming Certification

By The Sheep Site

The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance. The money being provided through state departments of agriculture is to make organic certification more affordable for organic producers and handlers across the country.

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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims to Keep Lamb On Menu

By Luke Runyon

Sheep ranchers, feedlot owners, and processors in states like Colorado, Nebraska and Illinois are banking on America becoming a more diverse place. Specifically, they want American Muslims to buy more of their lamb.

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For our Youth: Getting Started in the 4-H Meat Goat Project

By Kedrick Miller, Ryan Carmien, and Rachel Albright

When looking at the overall project, the more information that you hold and can understand about the four areas mentioned above, the better you and your goat will be.

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Farm To Fork: Raising Goats And Making Cheese In Topsfield [AUDIO CLIP]

By Radio Boston

For our occasional food series, Farm to Fork, we take you out into the farm, fields and markets to search for the best ingredients New England has to offer.

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