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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 and her family moved to the country in 2002 to start producing their own food organically, including their own goat cheese. Before she knew what happened, 2 milk goats turned into 20, and a desire to make a simple chèvre launched a whole new career helping people raise their goats. Deborah is the author of Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally. She teaches online courses on raising goats and chickens at the University of Massachusetts and contributes to magazines such as Hobby Farms, GRIT, Mother Earth News, Chickens, and Urban Farm. Deborah maintains a homesteading blog from her farm in Cornell, Illinois. thriftyhomesteader.com

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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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