This best-selling handbook is packed with detailed information on housing, feeding, and fencing dairy goats. It's been the trusted resource on the topic for farmers and homesteaders since it was initially published in 1975, and the new edition - completely updated and redesigned - makes Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats more comprehensive and accessible than ever.
In-depth sections explain every aspect of milking, including necessary equipment, proper hand-milking techniques, and handling and storing of the milk. New color illustrations show each stage of kidding, and substantial chapters on dairy goat health and breeding include the most up-to-date research and practices.
All of the essentials are covered here, including:
• Choose the suitable goats for your goals
• Set up secure fencing and humane facilities
• Keep your herd healthy
• Oversee breeding and kidding
• Milk your does properly
• Produce cheese, yogurt, soap, and chevon