Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats
Why? Because they focus on fundamentals, have many illustrations and data, are not so long that they're offputting and are written in "laymen's language" (I dislike the phrase) for USA conditions by authors respected in their industry. Once you have a "Storey" sense of a species you can move to other books that address more specific aspects.
- Basic Information About Goats
- Getting Your Goat
- The Buck
- Raising Kids
- Keeping Records
- Dairy Products
- Recipes for Goat Products
- Appendixes on General Goat Health
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