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May 1996

• Meat goat production joins mainstream agriculture.
• Cashmere adds value to goat herd.
• Using vasectimized bucks to regulate breeding cycle.
• Graze goats on grass like God intended

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July 1996

• Cooking, instructions for dressing goat.
• Getting buck ready for breeding season.

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October 1996

• Willingham Spanish goats.
• Building winter shelters.

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November 1996

• Tips for stocking medicine cabinet.
• Treating coccidiosis & pneumonia.
• Stomping footrot

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March 1997

• Visiting Kiko research station in Texas.
• Roundup of various goat breeds.

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May 1997

Profile of Bill & Mary Powis' ABC Green Mountain Farm in Alachua, Fla.

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June 1997

Cooking issue: Recipes and feature on cooking fullblood  Boers.

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July 1997

• Coverage of ABGA National Show.
• Interpreting Boer pedigree.
• Gauging reproductive performance of a meat goat herd.
• How to do your own fecal samples.

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August 1997

• Visiting Goldthwaite goat auction.
• Summer health problems: Parasites, Pneumonia and Pasturella.
• Interview with Norman Kohls of N&K Ranches in Eldorado, Texas.

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September 1997

• Raising goats in Indiana.
• Nutritional needs of goats.
• Feeding protein blocks in winter.

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October 1997

• Using pasture management to control parasites.
• Things to think about before building goat barn.
• Crossing Boers with Angoras.

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November 1997

• Running goats with cattle.
• Worming your goats in winter.
• Nutrient requirements of goats in winter.

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March 1998

• Raising goats in South Florida.
• S. African Boer breeder tells how he raises goat.
• How old should does be before breeding?
• Fighting pneumonia in new kids.
• Finding the right grass mixture for goats.

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April 1998

• Raising goats profitably in the Southeast .
• Build a stair-stepper to exercise your show goat.

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June 1998

Boers in the Northwest: Reports from Washington and California.

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July 1998

How to make weaning less traumatic

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August 1998

• Complete inventory list for goat ranching.
• Do's & Don'ts of embryo flushing.
• Tips for hauling goats, then helping them adapt to different parts of the country.
• Making a profit with Boers.

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October 1998

• Producing the Genemaster from crossing Boers and Kikos.
•  Australian Boers grow in popularity.
• Tips for picking a herd sire.
• How to detect and prevent Johne's Disease.
• Eartag system helps keep track of animals.

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November 1998

• Diatomaceous Earth shows promise in controlling internal and external parasites.
• Setting up a Genemaster operation.

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February 1999

• South African Boer standards listed.
• The importance of colostrum.
•  Why vitamins & minerals are vital to goats.

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March 1999

• Kikos adapt well in Pennsylvania.
• How to use a drench gun on goats.

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April 1999

• List of goat medications and how to use them.
• Setting up an individual goat recordkeeping system.
• Using mixed species grazing to control parasites.

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June 1999

• Prices high at first Kiko production sale.
• How New Zealand goat ranchers cope with parasites.
• Okla. rancher uses goats to clear 15,000 acres.
• CL presents challenge for meat producers.

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July 1999

• The dangers of feeding molded grain.
• Crossing Pygmy with Nubians makes new meat goat.
• Tips for selecting right herd sire.
• Facts and fallacies about electric fences.

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August 1999

• Buy used equipment to conduct your own fecal tests.
• Breeding for parasite resistance.
• Research looks at effects of age and gender on growth performance.

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October 1999

• Goat meat production fundamentals, NZ expert Graham Culliford.
• Roundup of Boer production sales
• Winter-Spring grazing critical time for goats
• Selecting for maternal instincts
• How to give injections
• EPD's used to compare genetic performance

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November 1999

• Controlling lice on goats.
•  Abortion diseases in goats.
•  Simple to make, simple to use hay racks and feeders.

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December 1999

• Training guard dogs (Peischel)
• Coyotes go nationwide/Steps to control coyotes
• Goat polio & listeriosis have similar symptoms

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January 2000

• Kidding Season special section

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February 2000

• Evaluation of Slaughter goat selection and goat meat classification system (Pinkerton/McMillan)
• Where do red Boers come from? (Hauck)

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June 2000

• Raising meat goats in California (Barrie)
• Coccidiosis usually guilty when kid scours (Morris)
• Katahdins prove sheep can thrive on grasslands (Elliot)

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July 2000

• ABGA  & IBGA National Shows
• Understanding goat’s rumen (Gasparotto)
• First national Dorper show held in Missouri (Hankins)

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August 2000

• Researchers study the acceptability of goat meat with consumers
• The role of copper  in goat health
• The effect of heat on your goats & how to provide relief

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October 2000

• Slaughter goat market
• Importance of tetanus vaccinations
• Labor Day sales report

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November 2000

• Hoof rot and hoof scald explained
• Innovative feeder ideas from Oklahoma breeder
• Hair Sheep Breeds: The Big Picture

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February 2001

• Commercial Seed Stock - Producing Goats for the Real World
•  Treating diarrhea in goats

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March 2001

• Herding goats
• Tall Fescue toxicity

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May 2001

• Special Kiko section
• Identifying good Boers - Kids, traits to assess future development (First in a series by columnist Cathie Keblinger)

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June 2001

• Summer Place Legacy Continues - a profile on the new owners
• South African vs. New Zealand genetics - Does it matter?
• Identifying good Boers - Weaning age: Who to cull, Who to Keep (Second in a series by columnist Cathie Keblinger)

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July 2001

• Using a Herd Dog with goats.
• Making the best of pinkeye.
•Identifying good Boers - Mature Boers: Head &
  Neck areas (3rd in series by Cathie Keblinger)

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August 2001

• Update on the federal Scrapies program
• Getting your bucks ready for breeding season
• Soremouth
• Identifying good Boers - Mature Boer goats:
  Shoulders & Body Structure (4th in a series by Cathie Keblinger)

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September 2001

• Website production sale: How it works
• Why keep production records? (1st of two parts)
• Knots on goats - What are they, what to do

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October 2001

• Texas Fall Production Sale Roundup
• Poisonous Plant Identification
• Selective Breeding key to genetic improvement

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November 2001

• USDA institutional purchase specs
• Ethnic Holiday Calendar

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March 2002

• Medications & how to use them
• Pregnancy toxemia

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April 2002

• Raising Red Boers in Georgia
• Understanding the meat goat market
• Carcass characteristics

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May 2002

• It helps to know your market
• Goat bloat
•Special Kiko section

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June 2002

• Profile: Rocking R Ranch, Tylertown, Miss.
• Diagnosing goat illnesses
• What breed of goat should you buy?

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July 2002

• Controlling CL with Formulin
• Growing demand for goat meat
• A perspective on New Zealand influence on US Boer industry

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August 2002

• Kentucky offers state support to goat farmers
• Direct marketing your goats (based on the laws of California)
• The importance of trace minerals

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September 2002

• Are your goats getting enough protein
• Figuring your break-even price
• Stomach-tubing

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October 2002

• How much supplementation to give your goats
• Special Report: Myotonic Goats
• 2002 Labor Day Production Sale Roundup

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November 2002

• Producers should focus on rate of growth
• Learn about goats before trying to raise them!
• Goats are pickier eaters than most folks imagine
• Dorpers offer a unique education

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December 2002

• Predator & guard dog special feature
• Feeding peanut hay
• Treating wounds & injuries

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January 2003

• Special Kidding Section
• Investigating your market
• Hair sheep growing in popularity

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April 2003

• Why understanding Scrapie is important to goat producers
• Goat meat imports  increase (first in series)
• Bottle babies can grow into productive citizens
• Having “practice” goats makes perfect sense
• Watch for dehydration in sick or injured goats

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May 2003

• Special Feature Section: Kiko Goats
• EGGSfile clones born
• Goat meat imports: Marketing channels and pricing patterns (second in series)
• Coccidiosis can be controlled with proper management

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June 2003

• Prolapse doesn’t have to cause permanent damage to goat
• What is the difference between goat polio and Listeriosis?
• Editorial: Standardizing show formats

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July 2003

• Pregnancy complications
• How do kids perform before performance test?
• Make sure your pen system has a workable floor plan

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August 2003

• Special Section: Buck maintenance
• Goat production and marketing in Australia & NZ
• Help your new goat make the move

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September 2003

• Special report from South Africa: Why do goats prefer browse over grasses
• Body condition scoring as a management tool
• How do you identify a true Myotonic goat?

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October 2003

• Make money by raising ugly goats on ugly pasture
• Rains affect hay quality
• Foot & mouth disease
• Dorper breeding program options

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November 2003

• Dewormer resistance studied in Georgia
• Goat offer many money-making options
• Mites cause problems
• CODI/PCI — Who is this guy?
• Good bucks are investment, not an expense

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December 2003

• Special: Predators & guard dogs
• Meat goat marketing
• Lungworms irritate bronchial tissues

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January 2004

• Annual Kidding Special
• Reproducing disease-free goats worth the effort
• Feeding & hydrating a sick goat

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February 2004

• Tips & equipment to make goat raising easier
• Stomach worms
• Future bright for Dorpers/White Dorpers

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March 2004

• Shelters & Storage import part of goat operation
• Coccidiosis outbreaks demands immediate action
• Texas goat numbers remain stable

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April 2004

• Profile of U.S. Goat Industry
• Who needs to be culled?
• Why do Nannies reject some newborn kids?

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May 2004

• Larger slaughter kids bringing top dollar
• Pneumonia can strike in nice weather
• Special Kiko section

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June 2004

• Parasite Control: A new way of thinking
• Diseases: Prevention, control & management
• Disposing of goat carcasses
• Providing free-choice minerals to your goat herd

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July 2004

• So you think you want to raise goats?
• Urinary Calculi can result from improper diet

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August 2004

• Preserve your best genetics before it is too late
• Successful A.I
• When hauling, think like a goat!

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September 2004

• 20 Truths about raising goats
• Real world brush control: What works?
• Parasite resistance tested in Hair sheep

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October 2004

• Vitamins, minerals play key role in good health
• Use of antibiotics isn’t always the wisest choice

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November 2004

• Use chemical dewormers wisely
• Foraged-based feeding for goats
• Wet weather promotes infections in hoofs

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December 2004

• Livestock Guardian Dogs special issue
• Pneumonia can strike in nice weather

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January 2005

• Kidding Special Section
• Double Eagle Ranch: You can have color & quality
• Where did the term ennobled come from

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February 2005

• Hay can be ideal goat feed
• Tips for culling a meat goat herd
• Book from South Africa illustrates the perfect Boer

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March 2005

• Goat statistics reveal changing market
• Weaning: An important phase for kids
• Myths about non-protein nitrogen
• Mating decisions: Why how, where, who, when?
• Don Smith — Livestock has been his life

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April 2005

• Battling mange mites
• How to read goat market reports
• Poor nutrition cause of reproductive problems

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May 2005

• Kiko Special Section
• Formalin use
• New Australian genetics arrive at Triple C Ranch

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June 2005

• Staph can be problem in wet areas
• Goat herd makes living for Montana couple
• Nutrient management for meat goats in mixed-specie pasture

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July 2005

• Controlling stable flies
• Fatting up slaughter goats
• Flushing does for breeding season
• Pink Eye — Trauma for you and your goats
• 2005 ABGA National Show

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August 2005

• Crossbreds — are they right for you
• Nutrient value of wheat grain by-products
• 2005 International BGA National Show
• Are your healthy goats dying? Pasturella vaccinations.
• Butcher finds success catering to ethnic clientele
• Tex-Mex goat recipes

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September 2005

• Savanna Goats
• U.S. meat goat industry: Past, present & future
• Kikos do well in cutting trials
• Research shows obese goats are unhealthy

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October 2005

• Feeding soybean hay
• Goat meat industry has challenges, opportunities
• Pasture rotation cuts down on deworming
• Meat goat slaughter process
• If disaster strikes, are you ready?

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November 2005

• Cut costs by feeding what’s handy
• Goat nutrition: What are the best energy sources?
• Sheds and feeders
• T4 Dispersal sale

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December 2005

• Special: Predators & Guard dogs
• Maximize forage & minimize bag feed
• B Vitamins & their importance to goat health

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January 2006

• Special: Kidding Season
• Feeding & management of weaned slaughter goats
• In rare cases, feedlotting works
• Dorpers developed for meat production

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February 2006

• Hardy commercial does
• Clostridium — How we handle this goat killer
• Health problems of pregnant & lactating does

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March 2006

• Are your bucks ready for breeding season
• Grazing lespedeza
• What are reasonable expectations for a start-up goat herd?
• Caring for weak & abandoned newborn goats

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April 2006

• Meat goat industry update
• Long fiber critical to good nutrition
• Find the formula that works for you — Why are you raising goats?
• Frequently asked Katahdin questions

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May 2006

• Annual Kiko Special Section
• Domestic vs imported goat meat

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June 2006

• Figuring your break-even price
• Wether Report: Club goat business is booming (1st in series)
• Drought causes grazing problems
• Watching for health problems in young kids
• Meat goat production economics

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July 2006

• Problems recovering from underfeeding
• Wether Report: Today’s show wethers have a different look (2 of 3)
• Meat goat selection, carcass evaluation & fabrication guide
• Bloat can be serious problem
• Transportation stress affect profitability
• Pursing the perfect goat: parasite resistant genetics

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August 2006

• Copper — How much do meat goats need?
• Wether Report: Marketing those fancy club goats (3rd in series)
• Variations in slaughter goat auction prices

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September 2006

• Imported goat meat: Competitive threat or beneficial supplement?
• How to store goat milk & colostrum for emergency use

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October 2006

• Dealing with drought
• Unpigmented areas susceptible to cancer lesions
• Goats can safely eat properly processed haylage

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November 2006

• Urea used as economical protein source
• New regulations affect farms that sell & ship hay
• How do you know when to give up and put down a sick goat?
• Good fencing a top priority when raising goats
• Goat vaccination questions answered

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December 2006

• Which type of guardian is best for you?
• Goats making do on Corn Gluton and weedy hay
• Feisty fungus eats parasites
• Tips for running sheep and goats together

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January 2007

• Nutrition of the kid:  birth to breeding
• Make weaning as stress-free as possible
• Ringwomb rare but  causes problems
• Law limits time livestock can be trucked
• Pinkerton Q&A  to expensive feed options
• Sheep Scrapie may persist in environment for up to 16 yrs

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February 2007

• Replacement buck selection & line-breeding
• Beginners birthing basics
• How many goats per acre?
• Tips to remember before you next goat-buying trip
• Fundamental principles of successful goat meat production

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March 2007

• Evaluation of distillers dried grains with solubles, soybean hulls & whole corn in diets for growing/finishing meat goats
• Target marketing of slaughter goats
• Bucks require special housing/management
• Holidays where lamb or goat meat is part of the feast

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April 2007

• Pinkeye can be a big problem in goat herd
• How to avoid drug residues in food producing animals
• Picky eaters aren¹t getting enough protein
• Rocking R Dispersal Sale

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May 2007

• Calculating dressing percentage can be tricky
• Forage is best goat feed
• Strategic parasite control in goats
• Building a cooling room to chill slaughter goats
• On farm evaluation of meat goats
• Goats ideal for land reclamation projects
• Environmental factors can affect nutrient requirements for goats
• Kiko Special Section

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June 2007

• Little time-savers make big difference
• Frequently ask questions about soremouth
• Ethanol, politics & forage based meat goat production
• Developing the show circuit
• Hydration & nutrition are basic needs when treating a sick goat
• Buyers prefer fresh meat when available
• Dorper sheep a natural fit for West Texas operation

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July 2007

• Working System Makes Life Easier
• Reflections On Breeds Of Meat Goats
• Performance Comes From Maintaining Records & Testing
• Prevent Problems When Hauling Goats
• CL Unlikely To Be Eradicated Soon

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August 2007

• What Boer Breed Standards Tell Us
• Only Proper Testing Can Diagnose CL
• Round Bales Versus Square Bales Of Hay
• Crossbreeding: Theory And Practice
• Constructing And Using A Stomach Tube For Adult Goat

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September 2007

• Winter Forages For Meat Goats In The Southeast
• No Grain needed With Free-Choice Good Hay
• Goat Polio or Listeriosis?
• It¹s Time For Slaughter Marketing Decisions
• Goats Make Dent In West¹s Invasive Weeds
• Agriculture Needs More Young People

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October 2007

• Fall Production Sale Roundup
• Surviving Drought: Stretching your feed supply; By-product feedstuffs can supplement low-quality forages; Forage management; Culling strategies
• What is off-label/extra-label drug use?
• Starting the next batch of kids

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November 2007

• Making sense of weather and markets
• Producing & marketing show goats/ wethers
• Keep goats healthy on the show circuit
• Using FAMACHA system as management tool
• Raising a better meat goat
• Budget offers financial outline for goat operation

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December 2007

• On-farm slaughter facilities provide opportunities
• Predator & Guardian Special Section
    Protected wolves - unprotected livestock
    Guardian dogs provide best protection
• Oklahoma forage test results

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January 2008

• Annual Kidding Special:
    Is Creep Feeding an economic option
    Kidding time is critical to success
    Saving a kid from severe hypothermia
    Gauging Genetic Improvement/Crossbreeding for Hybrid Vigor
• Improper diet can lead to Urinary Calculi

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February 2008

• Forage-based Goat Production Special Section: Building a Pasture from Scratch; Grazing Clover Successfully;  Things you should know about Sericea Lespedeza
• Idea Worth Borrowing: Protecting your Molasses Tubs
• New Australian Boer Genetics

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March 2008

• Order Buyers are the Real Meat Judges
• Parasite Control for Goats: Meet the Enemy, part 1 of series
• Producing Goats in the Ozarks
• Reproductive Performance Key to Making Profit
• Goat Medications and How to Use Them

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April 2008

• Goat Industry Update '08: Statistics & Trends
• Getting a Goat Ennobled takes dedication
• Research Performance History Before Buying
• Parasite Control for Goats: Barberpole Worm, part 2 of series
• Estrus Synchronization: Using Artificial Lighting
• Supplies Every Goat Rancher Needs on Hand

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May 2008

• Kiko Special Section: Why we Raise Kikos
    • Profile: Hancock Kiko Farm
    • Can Kikos Dominate the Meat Goat Industry
• Parasite Control for Goats: Integrated Parasite Management, part 3 of series
• Low-tensile Electric Fencing
• Flushing as a Herds Management Practice

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June 2008

• Profile: Troy Powell, League Ranch
• Getting Ready for the Big Show
• Direct Marketing of Slaughter Goats from Producer to Packer
• Is Artificial Insemination on your Horizon?
• Parasite Control for Goats: Deworm Just the Goats that Need It, part 4 of series
• Goat Meat: Who Eats it and How to Cook It

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July 2008

• 2008 ABGA Nationals
• Ethanol from Corn: Boon or Boondoggle?
• Pumpkins: Nutritious & Goats Love them
• Parasite Control for Goats: Alternative Dewormers: Do They Work?, part 5-5
• Positive Side of Creep Feeding
• Cooking Cabrito —  South Texas Delicacy

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August 2008

• Spanish Goats: The Treasure in Our Own Backyard (Sponenberg/Edmundson)
• Reasons for Breed Characteristics (Keblinger)
• Variation in prices received for Slaughter Meat Goats (Pinkerton/McMillin)
• Direct Marketing Ideal for Small Producers (Miller)
• Handling a Sick Animal at the Show (Lee)
• Fly Control for Goats isn’t the same as for Cattle (Sparks)
• Doing your own research & Fecal Egg Counts, last in 6-part series (Southern Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control)

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September 2008

• Getting a Start in Goat Showmanship (Schlundt)
• Profile: Able Acres Boer Goats (Lee)
• Tips for tapping into Ethnic Markets (Miller)
• Rotational Grazing — On a Budget (Hall)
• Why I Support COOL (Shurley)
• Get Goats Ready for Breeding Season (Sparks)

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October 2008

•  Is Forage-Only Program Right for You? (Pinkerton)
• Our Does are expected to kid at 1-Yr-Old (Zweede-Tucker)
• The Pros, Cons & Legalities of Offering On-Farm Slaughter (Miller)
• Doe Maintenance Cost & Reproductively Performance Key to Profitability (Pinkerton)

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November 2008

• Spanish Goat is a Rare Breed Worth Preserving (Zweede-Tucker)
• Reducing Doe Maintenance Cost (Payne, with Pinkerton)
• Finding the Right Meat Processor (Miller)

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December 2008

• Special Predators & Guardians Section: Battle Against Predators is Never-Ending (Keblinger);  Bonds Must be Established Early;  Using Donkeys to Guard
• Copper Can Create Toxicity In Goats (Sparks)
• The Significance of Being Spanish (Sponenberg/Edmundson)

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January 2009

• Special Kidding Section: Weaning Options (Crawford); Kidding Basics — Make Preparations to Avoid Last-Minute Problems (Mitcham); Buck is Key to Kidding Efficiency (Zweede-Tucker)
• Makin’ Do — Round Hay Bale Feeders
• Goat Nutrition & Common Sense (Sparks)
• EPDs Important to the Kiko Breeder

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February 2009

• Feedlots for Meat Goats – Opportunities, constraints & economics 
• How to Tube feed a weak kid (Sparks)
• Makin’ Do — Hay Bale Feeders (continued from January 2009 issue)
• Closing the Junction (Texas) Sale Barn (Keblinger)

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March 2009

• Cyber Sales: The New Frontier (Miller)
• Selecting your '09 Market Goat (Schlundt)
• 2009 Goat Industry Update – Statistics, trends, commentary (Pinkerton/McMillian)
• Knowin’ when to hold’em & knowin’ when to sell! (Zweede-Tucker)
• Enterotoxemia — know the enemy (Sparks)

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April 2009

• Minimizing neonatal kid losses (Sparks)
• Changing markets call for a new way of thinking (Miller)
• Use TLC to cultivate ethnic customers ((Zweede-Tucker)
• Feasibility of adding ‘carcass component’ to 4-H show (Pinkerton)

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May 2009

• Annual Kiko Special Section
• Goat industry mourns loss of Marvin Shurley
• What is the real story behind the battle over national ID system? (Miller)
• 2009 Goat Industry Update, Part 2 – Goat meat: Where it comes from and where it’s going (Pinkerton/McMillian)
• Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL): Separating fact from fiction (Sparks)
• Wether Report — Curtain drops on another major show season (Henry)

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June 2009

• Show season! So – do you stay at home or hit the road? (Keblinger)
• Carcass evaluation results analyzed (Pinkerton/McMillan)
• What you can do to prevent soremouth (Sparks)
• Summer parasite management (Hart, part 1 of 2))
• Where is the market goat industry headed (Schlundt)

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July 2009

• What are you going to do about worms this summer? (Hart, part 1 of 2))
• Spanish goats: past, present and future (Pinkerton)
• Urinary calculi – the bane of bucks (Sparks)
• The Wether Report – Texas wether forecast is HOT! (Henry)

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August 2009

• United effort created SA Boer goat (Keblinger)
• Prepare now to ensure more kids next spring (Sparks)
• Goat ranching meets today’s ‘green’ criteria (Miller)
• TAMU’s early studies on Spanish meat goats (Pinkerton)
• On-farm performance testing (Pinkerton/Browning)
• We let Mom wean the doelings (Zweede-Tucker)

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September 2009

• A  Study of South African Breed Standards (Keblinger)
• Minimizing abortion problems (Sparks)
• Goat producers can lead ‘local’ movement (Miller)
• Utilizing on-farm performance data (Pinkerton/Andries)

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October 2009

• They’re only as good as their feet (Sparks)
• Seven steps to goat-friendly forage
• Exercising your market goat (Schlundt)
• Boer-Spanish crossbreds: Performance evaluation & carcass characteristics - third in a series (Pinkerton)
• Roasting the whole

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November 2009

• A  Study of South African Breed Standards – Part 2 (Keblinger)
• Weights, measures and doses. What every stockman should know. (Sparks)
• Second thoughts on Spanish goats & other endangered breeds (4th and final in series/Pinkerton)

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December 2009

• Special Predators & Guardians Section
Exploring the Anatolian Shepherds Turkish roots (Barber)
Karakachan guardian dogs: An ancient breed gains popularity (Kolb)
Keeping your guardian dogs healthy (Sparks)
• Memories of Christmas past (Keblinger)
• Showing goats teaches life’s lessons (Henry)

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January 2010

• Special Kidding Section
- Minimizing kidding problems (Sparks)
- Feeding gestating & lactating does, part 1 of 2 (Pinkerton)
• America needs more goat meat (Hankins)
• $50,000 paid out during Lone Star Elite Jackpot (Henry)

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February 2010

• American Goat Federation (Hankins)
• Foundation preserves heritage breeds
• Feeding gestating & lactating does, part 2 of 2 (Pinkerton)
• Pharmaceuticals for meat goats: Where are we and where are we going? (Sparks)

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March 2010

• American Meat Goat Association shutting down operations (Hankins)
•  Goat industry update: Statistics & trends (Pinkerton/McMillin)
• USDA to revise animal ID system (Sparks)
• Recipe for 16% feed (Pinkerton

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April 2010

• Meat goats bring record prices (Hankins)
• Turn old feed bins into goat houses (Lee)
• Green grass can cause digestive problems (Sparks)
• Commentary — Six keys to better Boer goats (Mitchell)

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May 2010

•  Goat industry update: Part 2/continued from March 2010 (Pinkerton/McMillin)
• Showmanship — In it to win it! (Lee)
• Time to renew the great worm wars (Sparks)
• Annual Kiko Special Section: Goats offer quick return on investment (Hankins); Goat Hill Kikos: Sparks puts focus on meat goat traits (Parker); Cedar Creek Farm: Kikos on the move in the Northeast (Burke)

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June 2010

• Boers: Making the right choices for your herd (Faris)
• Showmanship — Tips for the showring (Lee)
• Dealing with central nervous system disorders (Sparks)
• Finding Balance — Using a common sense approach to raising show goats (Schlundt)
• Summer parasite problems (Hart)
• Brief history of Savannas in America (Payne)

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July 2010

• 2010 ABGA National Show (Hankins)
• Goat Herd Improvement Program update (Pinkerton)
• What items should be in your cabinet (Sparks)
• Goat Meat: America’s hottest commodity (Pinkerton)

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August 2010

• 2010 International BGA National Show (Hankins)
• Doe reproductive efficiency is key to success (Sparks)
• You can’t judge a goat by its (furry) cover (Zweede-Tucker)
• Questions about sweet vernal hay & Laredo soybeans (Pinkerton)

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September 2010

• Where did all the Angoras go? (Keblinger)
• Don’t be blindsided by pinkeye problems (Sparks)
• Coping with extreme worm problems (Hart)
• What’s a good breeding doe worth? (Pinkerton)

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October 2010

• Changing demographics & goat meat demand (Pinkerton)
• Would AI benefit your goat herd? (Sparks)
• The ultimate working system (Pinkerton)

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November 2010

• Confinement feeding kids and lambs (Pinkerton)
• Diarrhea can lead to dehydration & death (Sparks)
• A  four-year-old’s view of shearing (Keblinger

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December 2010

• Annual Predators & Guardians special section: Integrated Predator Management is key to keeping livestock safe (Pugh); Understanding how dog vaccines work; The joy &  beauty of LGDs (Zweede-Tucker)
• New Savanna genetics arrive in America (Pinkerton)
•  Avoid Band-Aids when it comes to goat health (Sparks)

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January 2011

• Annual kidding special section: Health issues to watch out for (Sparks); Laundry baskets & hot water bottles! (Johnson); Read ingredient label on milk replacer bag closely
• Understanding goat behavior  - 1st in series (Hart/Sparks)
• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)


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February 2011

• Small ruminants make ideal livestock for small acreage landowners (Craddock/Machen)
• Goat meats — from producer to consumer (Pinkerton)
• Understanding goat behavior  - 2nd in series (Hart)
• Performance on Southeastern pasture (Browning/Leite-Browning)


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March 2011

• Preserving original myotonic genetics (Fugatt)
• Safe, effective and responsible goat treatment (Sparks)
• It takes hardy mothers to kid in the brush (Peischel)
• Strong bond with offspring is a behavioral trait of a good doe (Hart)
• Meat goat population continues to decline (Pinkerton/McMillin)

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April 2011

• Why goats are good browsers (Hart)
• Marketing: From farm to consumer (Pinkerton)
• Prepping your buck for performance test (Miller)
• Making the best of bottle babies (Sparks)

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May 2011

• Annual Kiko Special Section
            Profile: Ron Polette - Goats save business man during economic slump (Hankins)
            Doe’s milk comes in handy (Johnson)
            National Kiko Registry provides service to growing Kiko industry (Hankins)
            The Kikos of Goat Unlimited (Peischel)
• Goat Rancher 15th anniversary (Hankins & Keblinger)
• There’s a reason goats are sociable (Hart)

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June 2011

• How a girly-girl became a goat girl (Fister)
• Avoid stress & disease when on the road (Sparks)
• It’s OK if your goats are a hobby (Pinkerton)
• What Boer goats tell us (Homeyer)
• Lessons learned from the showring (Keblinger)
• 2011 Goat Industry Update: Part 2 (Pinkerton/McMillin)
• Understanding goat behavior: The goat in love (Hart)
• How are you going to combat parasites this year? (Hart)

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July 2011

• 2011 ABGA National Show Coverage (Hankins)
• Plan now for kidding success next spring (Sparks)
• Missouri family successfully raises winter kids (Keblinger)
• Apple cider vinegar improves herd health (Polette)

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August 2011

• 2011 International BGA National Show Coverage (Hankins)
• You can help goats handle the heat (Sparks)
• Dry spell grows into a drought (Keblinger)
• More buyers want performance data (Pinkerton)

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September 2011

• Organization works to restore rare Arapawa goat herd
• All abscesses aren’t CL (Sparks)
• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)

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October 2011

• Labor Day Sales in West Texas (Hankins)
• It all began at Camp Verde (Keblinger)
• Check breeding soundness of your does & bucks (Sparks)
• Simple crockpot goat recipes
• Herding goats the Cow-Boy way (Noya)

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November 2011

• Goat Rancher Special Feature: Myotonic goats (Hankins)

   Muscle-bound Myotonics gaining respect

   Crowds flock to Tenn. to see native goats on display

   Myotonic goat facts (Fugatt)

• Pregnancy testing can help eliminate unproductive does (Sparks)

• Maryland Carcass test: pen-fed vs. pasture fed goats

• Meat Sheep: Dorpers gain in popularity (Gillespie) 

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December 2011

Annual Predator and Guard Dog Issue

• Old World solution for New Age Problem (Negri)

• Spiked collars give LGDs an edge (Negri)

• Keeping goats safe on the range (Noya)

Treatment for anemia (Sparks)

Motivated buyers pus Kiko prices to new highs at Cream of Crop Sale. (Hankins) 

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January 2012

Annual Kidding Special Issue

• Pregnancy & Kidding: The Basics (Zweede-Tucker)

• Colosturm: Liquid Gold 

Diarrhea can be deadly for adults & kids (Sparks)

Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton) 

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February 2012

• Fencing & Farm Facility Special Edition

- Exploring your fencing options (Krider)

- Goatherders make use of electric fencing (Noya)

 • Why do I need scrapie tags and how do I get them (Sparks)

• Will illness outbreaks mean end to livestock exhibitions ? (Editorial/Hankins) 


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March 2012

• Featured section: Goat play key role for Homesteaders

- Working toward self-sufficiency (Edge)

- The accidental farmers (Hankins)

• 2012 Meat Goat Industry Update, Part 1 (Pinkerton/McMillan) 

• Mastitis in meat goat does can hurt kids' performance (Sparks)

• Talk about a surprise... Next time we'll get those little bucklings out of the pasture sooner! (Johnson) 

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April 2012

• Featured section: Market Wethers

- There's more to a good wether than good breeding (Belcher)

- Building a program from the ground up (Cornelius)

- Coming full circle (Foster)

• Urinary Calculi — The bane of bucks (Sparks)

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton) 

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May 2012

• Feature Section: Kikos

• California dairy is doing lot of things right (Pinkerton)

• Understanding coccidiosis (Sparks) 

• Spring Boer goat sale reports

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June 2012

• Special Herd Sire Edition featuring articles and advertising about bucks

- Proper healthcare for you buck should be a top priority (Sparks) 

- "What is the difference between a wether buck and a buck buck" (Foster)

- Herdsires that made an impact  (T4 Scorpio/Whitehead & Kaptein/Keblinger) 

• 2012 Meat Goat Industry Update: Part II (Pinkerton/McMillan)

• The Amazing Boer Goat. A retrospective look (Homeyer) 

• Boer goat showmanship helpful tips (Messer) 

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July 2012

• ABGA National Show Report & Photos (Hankins)

• Cuisine Special - Ethinic population fuels demand for goat meat

• Is the new CL vaccine the silver bullet we have waited for? (Sparks)

• Frankly Speaking - Alfalfa works best with goats when limit-fed (Pinkerton)

• Kiko Corner: Sale Reports - Ozark Empire Spotlight Sale, SEKGA Kiko Roundup, AKGA Showcase Sale. 

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August 2012

• We're not ruining your goat, Don Smith tell South Africans (Hankins)

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)

- Rancher concerned about using buck that was born as a single 

- Measuring doe reproductive efficiency

- Safety of fescue as a forage

• Is your operation ready for assisted reproduction (Sparks)

• International BGA National Show coverage (Hankins)

• Youth Spotlight: Noah Teel (Stoneman) 


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September 2012

• Special Youth Features

- FFA Project grows into booming Boer business (May-Proctor)

- With a start in 4-H, Sarah Brend now wants to pursue a career in animal agriculture (Stoneman)

• Forage shortage may present additional nutritional problems (Sparks)

• Frankly Speaking: In real world terms, how much can you afford to pay for a buck? (Pinkerton) 

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October 2012

• Tapeworms can cause problems in your goat herd (Sparks)

• Commentary: Search for goats to buy turns up shortcomings in most ranch websites

• Frankly Speaking: Drought spurs hunt for new feedstuffs (Pinkerton)

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November 2012

• Buck performance tests can tell you a lot about your breeding program, plus roundup of 2012 tests

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)

• Goat enjoy our leftovers (Zweede-Tucker)

•Book Review: "Raising Meat Goats in a Commercial Operation" by Greg Christiansen (Hart) 

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December 2012

• Annual Predator & Guard Dog issue

- Guarding goats on the open range (Noya)

- Guardian instinct comes naturally (Zweede-Tucker)

- Neighborhood dogs are deadliest predators (Hankins) 

• Cuisine

- Cooking a holiday goat (Hankins)

- Cold weather is time for spicey Texas chili (Stemme)

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton) 

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January 2013

• Annual Kidding Special Issue

- Buck, ranchers & dams work together for successful kidding  season (Zweede-Tucker)

- There's rarely a dull moment during kidding season (Noya) 

- Good records start at birth (Sparks) 

 • Buck Performance Tests: While other tests shut down, Maryland expands its program (Schoenian)

• Frankly Speakly: Cottonseed has long history of providing good nutrition (Pinkerton)


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February 2013

• Equipment and Facilities Special

- Homemade alleyway simplifies goat working (Christiansen)

- New rancher wonders who is training whom (Bones)

• Frankly Speaking - Soybean hulls can be a useful feed ingredient (Pinkerton) 

• Growing a ranch in a sustainable manner (Renick) 

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March 2013

* Why does my Kiko goat look like a Spanish goat? (Hankins)

• 2013 Meat Goat Industry Update, Part 1 (Pinkerton/McMillin)

• When there are no jobs, create your own (Stoneman)

• Unsanitary conditions can contribute to mastitis infections (Sparks) 

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April 2013

• Market Wethers: Special Report

- Tips for buying, fitting & showing wethers: An interview with Alexis Briley (Stoneman)

- Spotlight: Casey Simpson, Ky.

• Some advice for making the best of bottle babies (Sparks)

• Cuisine: Bacon-wrapped goat tenderloin (Stemme) 

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May 2013

• Kiko Goats: Special Section

• Worms love this warm spring weather (Hart)

• Advantages of assisted reproductive technologies (Smith)

• Urinary calculi: Ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure (Sparks) 

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June 2013

• 2nd annual Sire Edition

- Speical Advertising Section

- Teasers aid reproductive efficiency (Sparks)  

- After winning the Nationals, then what? (May-Proctor)

- Managing bucks for the show ring/Interview (Stoneman) 

• Boer Goat Ancestors (Homeyer)

• Meat Goat Industry Update 2013, Part II (Pinkerton/McMillan) 

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July 2013

• ABGA National Show: photos & top winners

• Cuisine - Special section

-Goat can be used instead of beef in many recipes

-Feeding a crowd (Stemme)

-Suggestions for processing and storing goat meat (Sparks) 

• Frankly Speaking: Weight, more than age, should determine when to breed doelings (Pinkerton)

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August 2013

• Meningeal worm - Not your normal parasite (Sparks)

• Quest for preparedness included making soap (Robinson)

• Illinois couple educates suburbanites on the health benefits of goat meat (Hankins)

• Abigail, the Darling of Scatchet Head (Uhlig)

• Cowboy Classic sells its final goat (Stoneman)

• Makin Do: Build a homemade milker for around $50 (Hainley) 

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September 2013

• Creating relationship between buyer & seller is one step to successful marketing (Hankins)

• Johne's Disease is hard to detect, difficult to confirm (Sparks)

• San Clemente Island Goats (Murray)

• Dilley dispersal boost Main Event Sales (Stoneman) 

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October 2013

• Fall Production Sale roundup

• On-farm performance update (Pinkerton)

• Goats need quality forage (Sparks)

• South Mississippi rancher works to extend grazing season (Hesterman) 

• Cusine: While in China... why not take a cooking class — Three Color Chevon Stir-Fry (Stemme) 


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November 2013

• Kid performance data needed to make sound business decisions (Pinkerton)

• Focus on preventing disease and not so much on medicating goats (Sparks)

• Here's how to keep chevon meatloaf moist (Stemme)

• Goats have connection with special needs (Carr) 

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December 2013

• Annual Pedator & Guardian Issue

- Using guardian dogs on the range (Noya)

- On guard! (Hesterman) 

- The benefits of using sibling guardian dogs (Negri) 

• Is rabies a concern in goats? (Sparks) 

• Tourist now gather where thousands of cattle once sold - A look back at the San Antonio Stockyards (Keblinger) 

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January 2014

Annual Kidding Special Issue

• Kids learn from mommas how to thrive on the range (Noya) 

• Contagious ecthyma: The face only a mother could love (Sparks) 

• Imprinting: A secret to successful marketing (Rieder)

Frankly Speaking: The Meat Goat Industry: Myths and reality (Pinkerton) 

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February 2014

• Fencing & Maintenance Special Feature

- When building a fence, do it right the first time (Hankins)

- You can't over-build fence when trying to keep goats in (Keblinger)

- Good working system reduces stress on both man and beast (Sparks)

- Protect fence from lightning damage (courtesy of Kencove Fence) 

• Breeding Meat Goats: Function over form, or not? Part 1 (Pinkerton) 

• Can new cottonseed pellets be substituted for whole cottonseed? (Pinkerton) 


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March 2014

• Homesteading Special Section

- My quest for independence and sustainability (Rieder) 

-  Nubian goat herd provides meat, milk and extra income (Pierson)

- 5 Acres and a dream - Working toward self-substaining goatkeeping (Tate) 

• Helpful books for beginning goat producers or homesteader (Sparks) 

• Meat Goat Industry Update 2014 - Part 1 (Pinkerton/McMillan)

• Breeding Meat Goats: Function over form - or not? Part II (Pinkerton)

• On a mission to save the Arapawa (Paul) 



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April 2014

• South Africa's rugged Boer meat goat alive and well in West Texas (Keblinger)

• Breeding Meat Goats: Function Over Form, Or Not, Parts III & IV (Pinkerton/Payne) 

• Goats provide important life lesson for Alabama youngster (Weatherford)

• Abortions can bring devastating emotional and economic impact (Sparks) 

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May 2014

• Kiko Goat Special Feature

- Stories & submissions from Kiko Producers 

• Showstopper Done! Report (Hankins)

• How will you manage worms this year? (Hart) 

• JABGA Report (Dusek) 

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June 2014

• Special Herdsire Issue 

• Fodder for Thought: Yesterday's headlines work just fine today (Hankins)

• Good records help ranchers make good management decisions (Johnson)

• Researcher encourages Goat Herd Improvement through on-farm testing (Andries)

• Accelerated Breeding Program: Here’s how you can make it work and make money (Pinkerton/Amsberry)

• Don't forget the bucks when making herd health checks (Sparks)

• Meat Goat Industry Update 2014, Part II (Pinkerton/McMillin) 


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July 2014

• 2014 ABGA National Show Report (Hankins)

• JABGA National Show & Report (Dusek) 

• Foot problems are no fun for man or beast (Sparks)

• Raising Boer goats in West Virginia (McClung)

• Cuisine - The secret to perfectly smoked goat meat (Fleming)

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)

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August 2014

• Fodder for Thought: DNA-testing can bring peace of mind (Hankins)

• How to use dewormers properly (Hart)

• Anemia can still kill your goat even after worms are gone (Sparks)

• Goat 'hobby' has turned into family business (Holland)

• Cuisine: My souvenir from Hawaii: a Portugese goat meat recipe! (Stemme) 

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September 2014


• Mixed Specie grazing for small-scale enterprises Part 1 (Preface/Pinkerton; Article/Phifer)

• Study looks at carcass types headed to market

• Does cottonseed hurt doe fertility? (Pinkerton)

• From soldier to goat rancher... (Johnson)

• Sale reports (Main Event/Next Generation/Elite Coalition/Smith) 

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October 2014

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)

- No summer slump this year in slaughter goat prices 

- What determins birthweight?

• Multi-species grazing: Making it work for you, 2nd of 2 parts (Phifer)

• Fall Sale Reports (Color Connection, Platinum Alliance, Labor Day Classic, Crossroads, Kentucky Performance Invitational, Oklahoma Hills Kiko Invitational) 

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November 2014

• Diarrhea in goats can become deadly (Sparks)

• Cuisine: Inspiration from the Old Southwest (Stemme)  

• What you can learn from the eating behavior of goats (Noya)

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)

• Sales Reports: Sale of Stars, Appalachian Kiko, KikoFest, Tri-State Boer Genetics, Cream of the Crop Kiko Sale.

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December 2014

• Livestock Guardian Special Issue

- Llamas ideal for those who don't want dogs (Nulf)

- Fluffy to the rescue (Brabyn)

- Akbash: A hardworking breed (Reece)

- Motherhood and guarding goats sometimes can be conflicting jobs (Sparks) 

• Late baby gets special attention (Keblinger) 

• Crossbreeding goats: Why and how? (Pape)

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton) 

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January 2015

• Annual Kidding Special Issue

- Create newborn nutrition plan in advance

- Tough decisions sometimes necessary in tough terrain (Noya) 

- Bottle babies make great ambassadors (Zweede-Tucker) 

• Find a veterinarian you can work with (Sparks)

• Australians develop vaccine to combat stomach worms in Sheep (Pinkerton) 

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February 2015

• Fencing Special (Rieder)

• Johne's Disease draws concern as producer awareness grows (Sparks)

• ABGA president ponders future with an eye on performance testing (Pinkerton) 

• Idaho family gets into Savannas in a big way (Beckstead)

 • Fodder for thought: Performance data - how reliable is it and how do you use it? (Hankins)

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March 2015

• Meat Goat 2015 Industry Update (Pinkerton/McMillin)

• What should be in your goat supply cabinet? (Sparks)

• Homesteading

- Starting at zero! (Linahon)

- Small Goats for small acres (Mann) 

• Photo essay: Goat raising easier with the right barn (Rieder)


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April 2015

• Frankly Speaking: Meat goats on Western range face many challenges (Pinkerton)

• Data gives goat producers a look at whole package (NSIP)

• Multi-species grazing can improve health of animals and pasture (Sparks)

• Cuisine: Five-Hour Goat recipe (Stemme)

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May 2015

• Kiko Goats Special Issue

- Building their dream farm (Payne)

- Goat were the last things on their mind! (Minton)

- Twenty years and counting: The Goats Unlimited herd (Peischel)

- Making a better Kiko: Kiko pioneer develops Kikonui(TM) breed in New Zealand (Pinkerton)

• Spring Sale Reports 

• What the heck is CDT and why do we vaccinate for it? (Sparks)

• Can you make money with goats? Maybe! (Sparks) 

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June 2015

Annual Herdsire Issue

- Wether Style bucks have traits that make them unique (Scherer)

- Plan now if you want to use artificial insemination this fall (Sparks)

- Preparing your buck for semen collection (Carwell)

- Now that you have that expensive buck — what do you do? (Homeyer)

- What to look for when selecting your new herdsire (Browning/Browning) 

• Meat Goat Industry Update 2015, Part II (Pinkerton/McMillin) 

• Where are the U.S. and Canadian meat goat industries? (Pinkerton/McMillin)  

• Boers always love their mothers (Keblinger) 

• Color is nice by not necessary (Johnson)

• Sales Reports: A Bar Dispersal, Winning Tradition, Premiere Alliance, Tri-State Genetics 

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July 2015

• 2015 ABGA National Show (Hankins)

• As summer heats up, so do water toxicity problems (Sparks)

• Correlations between a goat's hair & skin color and their productivity, carcass merit and profitability (Pinkerton/McMillan/Payne) 

• Sales Reports: Wild & Wonderful Boer Goat Sale, True Colors Sale, NKR Spotlight Kiko Sale, SEKGA Roundup Sale.

• Try adapting your favorite recipes to use goat meat (Stemme)

• Keeping wethers healthy in hot weather (Scherer) 


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August 2015

• Deciphering terms like 'cwt' and 'Selection1': A closer look at how to read Market reports (Hankins)

•Wethers are an important aspect of meat goat goat industry (Scherer)

• Sore mouth is difficult to avoid (Sparks)

• School vists spur students' interest in farm animals (Johnson)

• Proposed study would look at motherability of Boer nannies (Pinkerton)




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September 2015

• West Texas Goat Sale ~ A trip to the Mills Co. Commission Co. in Goldthwaite, Texas (Hankins)

• Are you and your bucks ready for breeding season (Sparks)

• Buck's economic impact on herd (Andries)

• Semi-confinement meat goat production — feasible or not? (Pinkerton)

• Wether Report: Record keeping helps youth develop budgeting and organizational skills (Scherer)

• Sales Reports: Best of Both Worlds (Hankins); Main Event; Next Generation 

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October 2015

• Sales Reports

- Labor Day Weekend/San Angelo, TX (Hankins)

- Labor Day Classic

- Heartland Classic

- Oklahoma Hills Invitational Kiko Sale

- Bluegrass Performance Invitational 

• Reproduction efficiency key to goat ranching success (Sparks)

• Success in the show ring requires preparation at home (Scherer-Carlson)

• Update: Joshua arrives safely from China (Cover) 

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November 2015

•  Diversity in meat goat breeds means there's something for everyone's management style (Hankins)

- Savannas: Hardy Import adds muscle to meat herds (Luton); Big leap into Savannas paying off (Beckstead); Savannas are part of retirement plan (Brooks)

- Pygmy Goats: Little goats are big fun! (Webb)

- Myotonics to improve Australian feral goats (Cotten)

- Spanish goats have stood the test of time in our meat operation (Zweede-Tucker) 

• Making strides in goat reproduction (Hardin)

• Kiko bucks need a little more TLC at collection time (Carwell) 

• It's important for judges to handle wethers to determine true muscle (Scherer-Carlson)

• Practicing safe, effective and responsible goat treatment (Sparks) 

• Some things to do - and not to do- to sell your goats (Keblinger) 

• Sales Report: Tri-States Genetics

• Sales Report: Cream of Crop Kiko sale

• Sales Report: IKGA KikoFest 

• Sales Report: Appalachian Kikos 



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December 2015

• Annual Predator & Guardian Special Issue

- Guardian dogs don't follow the pack (Noya)

- Keeping your working dogs working (Sparks) 

- That could be coywolf hybrids killing your goats 

• Managing wethers in winter conditions (Scherer-Carlson) 

• Here's how the Hayres manage Texas' largest meat goat operation (Pinkerton) 

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January 2016

• Annual Special Kidding Issue

- Tips to make kidding season a little easier (Falcon Soeder)

- Two days of snow can cause a problem (Noya)

- Cleanliness can go a long way in solving neonatal problems  (Sparks)

- Kidding season can be a humbling experience (Keblinger)

- Chart helps exhibitor know when to kid for major market goat show (Scherer-Carlson)

• On-farm stats five snapshot of herd reproductive efficiency (Pinkerton)

• Ga. producer builds buck collection facility (Carwell) 



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February 2016

• Frankly Speaking: USDA now provides monthly grass-fed sheep & goat report. U.S. consumers prefer fresh goat meat (Pinkerton)

• Fencing & Facilities: Is it time to re-evaluate your crazy-quilt fencing? (Soeder)

• Preparation important for major shows (Scherer-Carlson)

• Visiting the birthplace of Kiko goats (Stemme) 

• We must use antibiotics wisely today to avoid more restrictions in the future (Sparks) 

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March 2016

 • Feature: Homesteading

- Sometimes we just don't appreciate benefits of growing up on a homestead (Hankins)

- What do you call what you do? (Soeder)

- Goats 101 - and beyond: Never stop learning? (Soeder)

 - Moving a farm (Linahon)

• Using contract grazing to improve the land (Noya)

• Diet of high concentrates can cause urinary tract problems for male goats (Sparks)

• Wether Report: Texas' Aspen Martin three-peats at Denver's National Western Stock Show

• Bump gates: You bump them - sometimes they bump you (Keblinger)

• Why your farm should be certified (Phifer)

• Meat Goat industry Update 2016 (Pinkerton/McMillan) 


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April 2016

• Fodder for thought — Low-maintenance is not the same as no-maintenance (Hankins)

• Frankly Speaking (Pinkerton)

• The thrifty goat — who do you cull? (Soeder)

• Survey highlights challenges for meat goat industry (Pinkerton/McMillan/Gilespie) 

• Cuisine — Let's put a Cajun spin on the goat meat recipe (Stemme)

• Meat goat queen goes to Harvard (Haines)

• Tips for selecting the show wether that's right for you (Scherer-Carlson) 

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May 2016

20th Anniversary issue 

- After humble beginning, magazine hits 20-year mark (Hankins)

- Unique partnership emerges to keep Goat Rancher running (McDonald)

-New magazine helped Texas goat ranchers at a crucial time (Keblinger) 

• Happy trails... Dr. Dave Sparks signs off (Sparks)

• Health goat herd depends on healthy teats (Soeder)

• Purchasing replacements for your comercial herd (Pinkerton)

• Make sure your new show wether has a safe and healthy welcome (Scherer-Carlson)

• Sales Reports: The Other Sale, Main Event, Splash of Color, Elite 50 & Smith Glenn Dispersal 

Kiko Goats Special Issue

- The value of performance testing and record-keeping (Murphy)

- Record-keeping provides a pathway to herd improvements (Peischel)

- NKR offers cas awards for top tested bucks 

- Boer Breeders like maternal instincts of Kikos mommas (Lee)

- A rancher can do a lot in a year! (Payne) 

• New options for animal ID system (Rieder) 

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June 2016

• Annual Herdsire Special Issue — Incuding information and advertising celebrating Boer, Kiko, Savanna & Myontic bucks

- Semen in the tank: Your best insurance (Carwell)

- Many factors go into selecting the right sire for your herd (Brown)

- Promote your buck if you're serious about the goat business (Newby)

- Wether Report: Points to consider when prepping wether sire for breeding season (Scherer-Carlson) 

- Amassing a 'buck arsenal' (Payne) 

• Fodder for Thought: ABGA National Show has been my summer tradition for 20 years (Hankins)

• The CODI/PCI Savannas (Ballif)

• Boer Goats to Market Goats — the U.S. industry from here to there (Homeyer) 

• Meat Goat Industry Update 2016, Part II: Imports drop for the first time in a decade (Pinkerton/McMillin)

• Data shows Boer influence can improve carcass grade (Pinkerton) 

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July 2016

• 2016 ABGA National Show report & photos (Hankins)

• Understanding footrot & foot scald (Brown) 

- Simple hoof-trimming goes awry (Renick)

• Frankly Speaking: Hobby goat games: Raising kids and children altogether (Pinkerton) 

• Prepping wethers for jackpot season (Scherer-Carlson) 

• Sales Reports: True Colors, D&J Goat Farm Spring Fever, Color Connection, Wild & Wonderful Sale, National Kiko Registry's Spotlight Kiko Sale, SEKGA Roundup Kiko Sale 

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August 2016

• Knowing your enemy is important when dealing with intestinal parasistes / Part 1 (Brown)

• Are you a holistic herbalist and didn't know it? (Soeder)

• South Dakota goat producer reports on doe herd efficiency (Pinkerton)

• Goat breeding: Business vs Hobby (R. B. Dicks, CPA)

• County and state fairs offer exhibitors opportunity to educate public about goats (Scherer-Carlson) 

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September 2016

• It wasn't easy, but goats make it to Hawaii (Cantine)

• Strategic control measures for Haemonchus contortus (barberpole worm) (Brown)

• LSU study will look at value-added prospects for goat meat (Pinkerton)

• Recognizing when your wether isn't feeling well (Scherer-Carlson)

• Border Collies — They do a lot more than just herd goats (Rackley)

• Goat industry lost a mentor — many of us lost a friend (McDonald)/Dr. Dave Sparks was a promoter as well as an educator (Hankins) 

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October 2016

* Fodder for Thought — This year I conducted by own unscientific performance test (Hankins)

• Goat meat market may be trending toward a larger carcass  (Pinkerton)

• Find the dewormer that works on your farm (Brown) 

• Protect your family, farm & reputation (Soeder)

• Cancer drugs could be produced from goat milk

• Wether Report: Watch for these troublesome aliments (Scherer-Carlson) 

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November 2016

Special Feature —  A look at "The Other" Meat goat breeds

— Fodder for Thought: Meat goat producers make good use of "other" breeds (Hankins)

— Myotonics: Meat-to-bone ratio hard to beat (Soeder) 

— Savannas: Commercial breeders like hardiness and muscle definition (Brooks)

— Nigerian Dwarf: Children can safely help with the goats (Jones)

— Kinder goats: Compact goat is ideal for homesteaders (Beck) 

• Menigeal worm problems erupt when white-tailed deer are present (Brown)

• Frankly Speaking: Use caution when moving goats from one region to another (Pinkerton) 

• Sales Reports:

— Cream of the Crop Kiko Sale 

— Appalachian Kiko Invitational 

— Tri-State Boer Genetics Fall Sale

Buck Performance Tests

• Maryland buck test take hiatus; Kentucky State planning test in 2017

• Maryland & Oklahoma 2016 test results 

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December 2016

• Livetcok Guardian Special Issue 

- Myths & misinformation about working LGDs

- Keeping goats out of the dog feed

- Peace in the pastures... (Zweede-Tucker)

• Managing the breeding doe now will help insure healthy kids in the spring (Brown)

• Wether Report: Reproductive technology used by wether breeders to improve quality & consistency

• Kiko Corner: Goat ranching has its many joys to help offset the bad days (Payne)

• Cuisine: Make goat meat part of your holiday plans, with recipe for Taco soup. 

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