Welcome!

Welcome to the DAKOTA GOAT ASSOCIATION (DGA).

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General Goat Information:


Housing (basic)

http://extension.psu.edu/courses/meat-goat/basic-production/general-overview/goat-housing-and-facilities - This website outlines basic information on housing goats.


Nutrition Slideshow

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/GoatNutrition0107.pdf This PDF slideshow outlines nutritional requirements of goats. Goes quite in depth!


Kidding information

https://fiascofarm.com/goats/kidding.htm  This website has lots of information regarding kidding. Feel free to click the various links to gain more information.


Hoof trimming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya17IujktZM Very in-depth trimming video


Aging Goats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW2R12OXjZM Aging a goat via teeth.


How/Where to give medications

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp4Or2qdBk0 OSU has a “goat boot camp”. This is just one part of a series regarding goats. They focus on meat goats, but in regards to vaccinations, all goats are the same.


Banding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWcrFwnTp7U Video on how to castrate (fix) a male goat using a band.  This process can be done surgically as well, but then you open up the skin to infection. Banding is bloodless and if done correctly will not cause infection in your goat.


Merck Veterinary Manual

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.html This website is for livestock health. Search any medication or treatment you would like. Labs and diseases are also available.


Tagging Meat Goats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0isX1AJ98Q Meat goats require tags in the state of ND. Dairy goats only need tags when being sold for meat. Dairy goats usually have an ear tattoo (see video) instead of a tag.


ADGA Tattoo Procedure

 http://adga.org/adga-tattoo-policy-how-to-tattoo-a-dairy-goat/ The ADGA’s guideline and “how to” on tattoo placement/procedure.

 

Goat Lectures (LONG videos)


Lecture on Goat diseases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04xGWNNuDoc This lecture goes into depth about various goat diseases. These diseases can occur in any type of goat, not just meat.


Lecture on parasite control 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEDGkxmEYjA Lecture on parasites and how to control them within a herd.


Basic Reproduction and Breeding Systems of Meat Goats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgChrSzyVrI Basic reproduction for all goats. Meat breeding systems included.


Dairy Goat Body Condition Score

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC0u1j06y5Y From UC Davis Vet Med. This woman is a legit ADGA appraiser so this is SUPER in depth!

 

Showing Goats

Showing goats (basic) video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj6E9U9QORo This video will outline many of the basic courtesies and rules of showing goats.


NDSU Goat Showmanship Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un9iEQya3ZY NDSU’s take on exhibition showing in North Dakota.


Weaver Livestock Fitting Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rnf9lMF2vk Advanced fitting video for boer goats.

 

Goat products:


Goat Meat Recipes

http://www.australian-goat.com/Goatmeat/Recipes/ Yes this is Australian, but it had many different types of dishes made from goat meat (Chevon).


Goat “Wool”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB0I9pKV39w&list=PL7UYd3IaTONldtK7MhKQYxpcn0LEpV31Z Video showing the process of turning raw goat hair into yarn or “wool”.


Angora Goat Webpage

http://angoragoat.com/index.html A goat page for everything Angora


Goat Cheese Types

http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/04/essential-goat-milk-cheese.html Here are 10 types of goats’ milk cheese to try! (not a recipe)


Goat Milk Soap

http://www.soap-making-resource.com/goats-milk-soap-recipe.html A vast array of goat’s milk soap and other products from goat’s milk. Also can purchase ingredients off this website.

 

National Organizations/Registries:


American Angora Goat Association

http://www.aagba.org/ Specific information for Angora enthusiasts.


American Boer Goat Association

http://abga.org/ This is a registry for Boer goats and has information. 


American Dairy Goat Association     

http://adga.org/ Registers dairy goats and provides information.


American Fainting Goat Association

 http://www.americanfaintinggoat.com/ Specific information for fainting goats.


American Goat Society

http://www.americangoatsociety.com/ Registers dairy goats and provides information.


Spanish Goat Association

http://spanishgoats.org/ Explains the breed and its’ origins


United States Boer Goat Association

http://www.usbga.net/ - Another registry for Boers and provides information


Thanks to LeAnn Norton for coming up with this initial list. If you have suggestions for additions, please contact her at:

[email protected]