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Paperback Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats: Managing, Breeding, Marketing Book

ISBN: 1603425829

ISBN13: 9781603425827

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats: Managing, Breeding, Marketing

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Book Overview

Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.

Customer Reviews

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Book provides exactly what it says it will

I raised goats years ago. I bought this book because I'm planning to get goats again next spring and wanted a refresher on general goat care and breeds. This book has excellent information on the different meat breeds, selecting stock, and goat care. The chapter titled "Think Like a Goat" is my favorite because I like to train animals. This chapter very thoroughly explains how to establish dominance over goats, which is the most important step in training any animal. It also explains behavior that humans should avoid when working with goats. But beware potential buyers who are looking for detailed instructions on training goats for pack/draft work. My fellow Customer Reviewer Sandra K. Miller says this book has an "overwhelming amount of information on clicker training and breaking goats to drive a cart". In my opinion that is a significantly inaccurate review. This book only gives a fairly brief overview of those subjects. I was therefore disappointed because I actually wanted a book with an "overwhelming amount" of info on those subjects. I am NOT knocking the book over that, because the official book description does not claim to provide that info. I'm just warning potential buyers to take one of the negative reviews here with a grain of salt. The bottom line, this book provides exactly what its description says it will: it thoroughly explains the basics of selecting a breed and buying goats. It also explains how to raise healthy goats, how goats think and how to properly handle, house, and transport them. And it's an excellent resource for basic health care, preventing disease, addressing common ailments, and breeding safely. In my opinion it is a 5-star book on those topics.

Excellent resource

This is a must have if you are new to the market goat world. Great detail, very informative, you will turn to it again and again.

Above and Beyond the Ordinary

I was expecting an ordinary read.....but found it to be the best small book on goats that I have ever encountered. A beginner could take this book and start their goat project. She covers everything that one needs to know .....including how to understand those under your care. Totally impressed! I can give them to my customers to ensure they are prepared to take care of their newly purchased goats.

Very Informative

I am new to the goat business and I found this book to be very informative. I liked this authors writing style because it made it was easy for someone who is just starting to understand. Also, it had new information for an old hand at raising goats. It gave a lot more information on all of the different aspects of the raising meat goats not just taking them to the slaughter house. There are so many reasons to raise meat goats and Maggie Sayer hit on many of those topics. I would recommend this book to anyone who has contemplated raising meat goats for meat, show, pack animals or just to breed.
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