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Ask Our Expert Soapmakers
September 16, 2019 · · Soapmaking Ask the Expert

Do you have a soapmaking question? You're not alone! Check here to see if your question has already been answered. Read More

Cattle Shed Design for a Small Herd
November 11, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

The lure of the wide open range and the romance of ranching may entice you to search cattle breeds and cattle shed design ideas. You live on the east coast or some … Read More

A Guide to How to Butcher a Pig
November 11, 2019 · · Pigs

By Roger Sherfield – The hardest part of getting that homestead hog from pen to freezer is the part that most people don’t like to talk about: —harvesting. While using such … Read More

Goat Journal November/December 2019
October 10, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

The November/December issue of Goat Journal arrives in-home on October 24th, but Backyard Goats Members can read it now! Read More

Signs of Goat Heat
October 1, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Breeds that cycle year around include fainting goats, Kinder, Boer, Kiko, Nigerian Dwarf, Spanish, Pygmy, and sometimes Nubian goats. Alpine breeds experience heat cycles about mid-summer until the end of the year. Seasonal breeders include Alpine, LaMancha, Oberhasli, Saanen, and Toggenburg goats. Angoras are also seasonal. Read More

Goat Journal September/October 2019
August 21, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

The September/October 2019 issue of Goat Journal is now available! Subscribe for valuable stories on breeding season, predators, 13 goat symptoms you should NEVER ignore, and more! Read More

13 Goat Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Before calling your veterinarian, take note of all goat symptoms and get a temperature reading using a rectal digital thermometer. Read More

What to Know Before You Buy a Goat
November 10, 2019 · · Ownership

Whether you are considering goat ownership or adding to your herd, consider some things before you buy a goat. Extra care in the beginning can save expense and heartache down the road. Read More

Backyard Poultry December 2019/January 2020
October 25, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2019/January 2020 • 14/6 features stories on coccidiosis, selling eggs as a business, winter comfort food recipes made with eggs, PLUS a new fibromelanistic breed that may be available in 2020! Read More

How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
November 11, 2019 · · Coops

It’s a common question that even long-time chicken keepers ask. How cold is too cold for chickens in winter? It’s reasonable to wonder, given that we’re bundled up to fight … Read More

Catch and Release Powdered Sugar Roll Varroa Mite Test
November 11, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Knowing what a hive’s mite load is can mean the difference between a hive surviving the winter in a healthy state ready to tackle the next honey season and an almost guaranteed untimely death from the viruses and diseases contributed to high varroa loads. Read More