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 originally 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 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.
About the Author
Jerry Belanger is the co-author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats. His goat raising guidance has been indispensible to new goat owners for many years, for he has been raising goats since the 1950s. Belanger is the former editor and publisher of Countryside & Small Stock Journal, and lives in Wisconsin with his wife.
Sara Thomson Bredesen is the coauthor of Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats and a licensed cheese maker and goat cheese promoter. A life member of the American Dairy Goat Association and an active member of the Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association for more than 30 years, she was the owner and operator of one of Wisconsin’s first goat cheese farmsteads.
“With an engaging style, the authors delve into both the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of raising dairy goats, educating with the facts and the underlying philosophies to help you make good decisions in all aspects of your dairy goat enterprise. A valuable resource for beginners and experienced producers alike!” — D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, professor of pathology and genetics, and technical advisor for the Livestock Conservancy