Overgrown hooves can cause a lot of problems in goat herds including stress on joints and bacterial and fungal infections.

Published in Farm Health

The importance of testing, managing and controlling the spread of Johne’s disease (JD) in dairy goats shouldn’t be underestimated.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 30 November 2018 11:53

Goat farmers: Do it once, do it right

All food producing industries are entering a period of increased consumer awareness.

Published in Management
Friday, 30 November 2018 11:47

Time to put Johne’s on the map

Johne's disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal health concern for goat farmers. 

Published in Farm Health
Saturday, 08 September 2018 13:55

High aims for dairy goat sector

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, out and about last month in Waikato, ended one day holding baby Neve — but not of Ardern-Gayford fame.

Published in Management
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:30

Fussy eaters need good feed

Dairy goats, like meat and fibre goats, need good feed. 

Published in Management
Friday, 08 December 2017 07:55

Solid year for dairy goat co-op

Goat farmers supplying milk to the Dairy Goat Cooperative (DGC) were paid $18.50/kgMS last year.

Published in General News
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:55

Does goat milk help the lactose-intolerant?

Goat milk may help lactose intolerance.

Published in Management
Friday, 01 December 2017 08:55

How to grow your dairy goat herd

Hand-milking goats is not easy. Lifestyle farmer and retired veterinarian Dr Marjorie Orr explains.

Published in Management
 

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