Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Goats

Production
Meat Goats
Dairy Goats
Fiber Goats
Goat Education Programs
On-line Forums/Chat Rooms

Production

2006 Directory of Pacific Northwest Goat Producers. Published by the WSU Goat Production Team. Includes resources. (132K PDF)

Animal Care Series: Goat Care Practices. University of California, Davis, series of articles explaining why, when, how of goat production in California.

Animations on the Biology of the Goat, by Karin Christensen, Scientific Animation & Illustration.

“GoatBeat”. Online discussion forum for goat lovers.

Caprine Supply. Comprehensive information regarding goat health, equipment, products, supplies.

Department of Animal Science, Agriculture Program. Texas A&M’s sheep and goat teaching program.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Small Ruminant Program. Production practices, herd health, economic analysis, breeding, etc.

Goat Equipment and Housing Plans. Colorado State University Extension Resourse Center’s Livestock publications list.

Goats: Sustainable Production: Overview Livestock Production Guide. By Linda Coffey, Margo Hale, and Ann Wells, NCAT Agriculture Specialists, 2004. Published by ATTRA–National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. PDF available at: http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/goatoverview.pdf

Goat World. Goat news, feature articles, advertising, community and health resources, other links.

Harness/Cart instructions. Instructions to make a goat harness, halter and cart. Harness and cart instructions.

Internal Parasites of the Goat. by Karin Christensen, Scientific, Medical and Veterinary Illustration.

Microlivestock: Little-Known Small Animals with a Promising Economic Future (1991) The National Academies Press, Office of International Affairs; you can print this book one page at a time, or purchase an electronic copy.

Raising Goats. Guide to goat raising: origins, breeds, reproduction, artificial insemination, milk adjustment factors, kidding, marketing, Angoras, more.

Ranch Vision On-Line Manual by Advanced Veterinary Services. Richard M. Brazil DVM. Simulated computer program designed to assess current position and future direction of grazing livestock business; Richard M. Brazil DVM, Advanced Veterinary Services..

Results of a Dewormer Resistance Survey in Oklahoma Goat Herds, by Daniel K. Miller and Terry A. Gipson, E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Oklahoma.

Sheep and goat marketing program. General marketing information, terminology, pricing, animal markets, breeding plans from Cornell University.

Suggested Lambing/Kidding Supplies. By Dr. Susan R. Kerr, WSU Extension Directory–Klickitat County. (107K PDF)

Tattooing of Cattle and Goats. Jodie A. Pennington, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Arkansas.

The Kidding Pen. WSU goat production newsletter. In English and Spanish.

Tube Feeding Neonatal Small Ruminants. This Washington State University publication (EB 1998) gives a complete overview of the topic of tube feeding neonatal lambs and kids. Relevant anatomy, indications, and techniques are presented. Photographs illustrate the techniques discussed. Information about colostrum, biosecurity, sanitation, and passive transfer of immunity is included as well.

What to Look for When Buying Hay. by Gary Fredricks, Dairy and Livestock Extension Agent, Clark and Cowlitz Counties, Kelso, Washington. This is a guide to inspecting and selecting quality hay for your goats and includes how to evaluate hay color, maturity, protein quality, moisture content and palatability.

Meat Goats

4H meat goat project book for 7-8 year olds, published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Basic Meat Goat Facts, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Boer Goats Home, by Gail Bowman. Introduction to raising meat goats for profit.

Outlook for a Small Farm: Meat Goat Industry for California, by Sandra G. Solaiman, University of California Small Farm Center.

California Small Farms Ideal for Goat Meat Production, by Jeannette Warnet, UC Davis.

Empire State Meat Goat Producers Association. Information exchange, marketing and sales assistance, cooperates with federal, state and local agencies (New York).

Jack and Anita Mauldin’s Boer Goats. Includes general information regarding raising boer goats or meat goats.

Maryland Small Ruminant Page, by Susan Schoenian, Sheep and Goat Specialist, University of Maryland; hair sheep and meat goat production.

2005 Directory of Pacific Northwest Meat Goat Producers. Washington State University Goat Production Team.

Meat Goat Production. Penn State Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension, Introduction to raising meat goats, resources, web sites, and planning worksheets.

Meat Goat Production in Saskatchewan. A guideline for estimating investment and operating costs.

Meat Goats, Dr. Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, Extension Meat Goat Specialist, North Carolina State University, in-depth discussion of the industry in North Carolina. Good links to other sites.

Onion Creek Ranch Articles, by Suzanne Gaparotto, articles regarding meat goat health, nutrition, management.

Sustainable Goat Production: Meat Goats Livestock Production Guide, by Linda Coffey, NCAT Agriculture Specialist, 2002. Published by ATTRA–National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. PDF available at: http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/meatgoat.pdf

The Boer and Meat Goat Information Center. Boer and meat goat information center: articles, events, library, advertising, chat room, calendar.

USDA Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications for Fresh Goat. Printed October 2001.

Dairy Goats

Artificial Insemination of Dairy Goats, by John F. Smith, Extension Dairy Specialist, discusses the reproductive cycle of does, correct semen handling and insemination procedures.

Dairy Goat Production, by V. Ishler, G. Greaser, C. Engle, and J. Harper, Pennsylvania State University, 6 pages, 1998.

Dairy Goats. Online discussion forum for dairygoat producers.

Dairy goats for family milk supply, by Mike Gamroth, Oregon State University, EC 1439, 8 pages, 1994.

Dairy Goats: Sustainable Production Livestock Production Guide, by Linda Coffey, Margo Hale, and Paul Williams, NCAT Agriculture Specialists, 2004. Published by ATTRA–National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. PDF available at: http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/dairygoats.pdf

Evaluating Goat Feeding Management, by Gary Fredricks, Washington State University Extension, 2004.

Fias Co Farm. Goat information: health, husbandry, cheese making, recipes, booklist. Owners raise LaManch goats.

Kinne’s Mini’s Pygmy Goats and Parrots. Pygmy goat information: articles, photos, links.

Raising Goats. Comprehensive guide to goat raising. Origins, breeds, reproduction, artificial insemination, milk adjustment factors, kidding, marketing, Angoras, more.

Fiber Goats

Cashmere America and Cashmere Producers of America. Addresses the care and marketing of cashmere goats and their fiber.

Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association. Includes a guide to Angora Goat 4-H Advancement Program.

Goat Research. Information about E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research at Langston University, Oklahoma, includes angora, meat, cashmere goats.

Pygora Breeders Association

Raising Goats. Comprehensive guide to goat raising. Origins, breeds, reproduction, artificial insemination, milk adjustment factors, kidding, marketing, Angoras, more.

Maryland Small Ruminant Page, by Susan Schoenian, Sheep and Goat Specialist, University of Maryland; hair sheep and meat goat production.

Goat Education Programs

4H Angora Goat Advancement Program. Available through Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association.

4H meat goat project book for 7-8 year olds, published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Department of Animal Science. Texas A&M’s sheep and goat teaching program.

Goat Research. Information about E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research at Langston University, includes angora, meat, cashmere goats.

On-Line Forums/Chat Rooms

“GoatBeat”. Online discussion forum for goat lovers.

Dairygoats. Online discussion forum for dairy goat producers.

Goat Talk. Online discussion forum for goat enthusiasts.

The Boar and Meat Goat Information Center. Boer and meat goat information center: articles, events, library, advertising, chat room, calendar.

Some WSU Extension web sites provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. These external sites are not managed by WSU Extension. Furthermore, WSU Extension does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do these sites implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.
Small Farms Team, 2606 W. Pioneer, Washington State University, Puyallup, WA 98371-4998, Contact Us