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Meat Goats

Welcome to Meat Goats at the Hoegger Farmyard.  In the left navigation column you will find helpful articles and tips.  If you don’t find what you are looking for there, please post a question in the meat goat forum.

Recent Posts

Making Sense of Feed Labels Part 2: Balancing major minerals in your goat’s diet

In Making Sense of Feed Labels, Part 1: Balancing trace mineral deficiencies in your goat’s diet,  we learned how to determine if your mineral supplement balances deficiencies in trace minerals, such as copper, zinc and selenium. Daily mineral requirements for goats were based on diets for large breed diary cattle adjusted for differences in body […]

Making Sense of Feed Labels

Part I: Balancing trace mineral deficiencies in your goat’s diet   You are at the feed store looking for a mineral supplement for your goats because you have heard that grass and hay in your area are deficient in minerals. You read the label of a recommended supplement with a “guaranteed analysis” expressed in terms […]

10 Tips to Prevent Barn Fires

I remember that Sunday afternoon as though it were yesterday. Looking out the kitchen window, seeing the smoke, realizing that the goat barn was on fire. My husband and I ran out the door, horrified at the sight of flames shooting out from the doors and under the walls. The barn was fully engulfed.   […]