By Jerry Belanger & Sara Thomson Bredesen.
A practical guide covering all the basics for raising healthy, productive dairy goats. An invaluable reference for anyone considering the possibilities or just starting to raise dairy goats for milk, cheese or meat. Written in a down-to-earth and straightforward style that draws upon 50 years of goat-rearing experience, this book contains complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir and butter, marketing chevron, as well as tips on choosing breeds, breeding and raising kids. Also included are useful pointers on milking and dairying, basic nutritional requirements, disease diagnosis and treatment (with an emphasis on prevention), and housing and fencing options.
Copyright 2001, 2010, softcover, 296 pages.