The Dairy Goat Handbook For Backyard Homestead and Small Farm PDF Book.

The Dairy Goat Handbook: For Backyard, Homestead, and Small Farm

the dairy goat handbook for backyard homestead and small farm pdf

By Ann Starbard

The Dairy Goat Handbook For Backyard Homestead and Small Farm PDF is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats – or dream of raising dairy goats and want to know how to begin and maintain a successful herd.

There are other books on the business of keeping dairy goats, but none quite like this. Written by a dairy goat farmer, this guide combines a deep knowledge of the animals themselves with fifteen years of experience running a successful business. The Dairy Goat Handbook For Backyard Homestead and Small Farm PDF Is Fully illustrated with photographs of life on a working dairy farm the goats, the farm, the dairy equipment, and the cheese and milk this book explains as well as celebrates the life of a dairy goat farmer.

The author, Ann Starbard, owns Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, where she and her husband raise dairy goats and make fresh goat cheese that they sell onsite, at farmers’ markets, and at restaurants. Ann explains the details of raising goats and running a dairy in simple, clear, easy-to-understand language; this is a book for everyone interested in the business of raising dairy goats.

Table of Contents

Cover

Title

Dedication

Introduction

Chapter 1 Getting Started

Chapter 2 Breeds and Selection

Chapter 3 Feeding

Chapter 4 Management

Chapter 5 Business

Chapter 6 Breeding

Chapter 7 Birthing

Chapter 8 Kid Care

Chapter 9 Health Care

Chapter 10 Milk and Milking

Chapter 11 Dairy Products

Chapter 12 The World of Dairy Goats

Appendix 1: Kits

Appendix 2: Resources

Appendix 3: Dairy Animal Record Sheets

Glossary

About the Author

File Size38.2 MB
File FormatPDF
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