Websites that are available to help in designing facilities for goats:
The following plans were developed for Tobacco Barns but will work for any existing barn of similar size.
Organic Goat Production
Below are some websites that may be helpful if you are interest in starting an organic goat production system:
Starting in the goat business, it is necessary to know the best management practices of the operation (dairy, meat or fiber) before you begin. The following will give you an overview about goats and each area of operation that you may be considering to start your business.
The Meat Goat Management Wheel makes meat goat management and production decisions simple and easy.
The wheel is basically a management calendar. To use it, set the date you kid, and the wheel indicates the dates for all the doe, buck and kid management tasks for the entire year.
The wheel contains lots of general management information that can be adjusted for individual operations and different management styles. If you have questions about any of these management or production recommendations, …
The Pygora goat is a breed developed and registered in Oregon by Katherine Jorgensen. She wanted an animal that would produce fine fiber for hand spinning. The Pygora is a cross between the Pygmy, a goat with short, soft down and the Angora, a goat with long, silky fleece. The Pygora breed may contain up to 75% of one of the parent breeds.
Pygora does weigh from 65 …
Pygmy does grazing.
Pygmy goats are small goats of African origin. They were originally called the Cameroon Dwarf goat. The goat is mostly restricted to the West African countries. Similar forms of Pygmy goats also occur in all of northern Africa, in the southwestern African countries and also in east Africa. However, what we call the Cameroon Dwarf goat is the one …