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Paperback – 352 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 653 Grams
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718470
Pub. Date: 2018-10-02

About the Author

Deborah Niemann

Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert who presents and teaches extensively on topics such as soapmaking, cheesemaking, livestock care, composting, and homeschooling. She and her family raise sheep, pigs, cattle, goats, chickens and turkeys for meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provide fruit and vegetables. Deborah is also the author of Raising Goats Naturally.

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Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, and More

by Deborah Niemann



Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer, and more

Incorporating dairy goats into a diversified homestead can be the key to greater greater self-sufficiency. Responding to questions and concerns from readers from all over North America and beyond, this fully revised and expanded edition of Raising Goats Naturally will help readers work with nature to raise dairy goats to produce milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber, and soap – all without relying on drugs or following the factory farm model. By observing your own animals closely and educating yourself about their specific needs, you can create an individualized plan for keeping them healthy and maximizing their productivity. This unique, fully-illustrated guide will teach you to help your herd thrive with: 

  • Breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyle 
  • Detailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking, and nutrition 
  • Complete recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat. 

Packed with personal experiences and backed up by expert veterinary advice and scientific studies, Raising Goats Naturally brings together a wealth of practical information on raising goats for the love of it and using their milk and meat to become more self-reliant. 

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