The Beginner's Guide to Raising Goats: How to Keep a Happy Herd (Paperback)

The Beginner's Guide to Raising Goats: How to Keep a Happy Herd By Amber Bradshaw Cover Image


Make bucks (and plenty of kids) by raising goats

Whether you’re looking to be self-sufficient, or you want to make some money on the side, goats are perfect for milk and cheese, meat, and fiber. The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Goats can help you get the most out of these hearty herd animals with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow tips for newcomers.

From Angoras to Nigerian Dwarfs, this beginner’s guide to raising goats will break down the dos and don’ts to starting your herd. Learn how to pick the right kind of goat for your homestead’s needs, build fences and shelters, feed and breed them, and more. There’s even a recipe section in the back that shows you how to use their fresh meat and milk to make tasty home-cooked meals like Goat Chili and Goat Mac N’ Cheese.

The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Goats features:
  • Goats 101—Discover an in-depth overview that gives you everything you need to know about raising goats.
  • Share your bounty—Explore practical tips that show you how to start a side business selling goat milk, cheese, and meat.
  • Dollars & sense—Get a cost estimate and approximate timelines for raising animals, making dairy products, and selling them for profit.

Learn how goats can help create a more sustainable life with this essential beginner’s guide.

About the Author

AMBER BRADSHAW is the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Chicken Breeds, Beekeeping for Beginners, and The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Goats. She’s a former 4-H leader, blogger, and public speaker. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others through events, private instruction, and online at

Praise For…

“Amber’s easy to read style welcomes homesteaders to the amazing world of goats. From choosing the right breed, to keeping your goats happy and healthy, to using goat products, this book covers the key information goat owners need to know.” —Laurie Neverman, Creator of Common Sense Home

“From choosing your breed, to building a goat shelter, to unlocking all the mysteries you need to know about routine care of your herd, this gem of a book covers it all. Whether you are considering adding goats to your homestead or already own a few but want some inspiration on the best ways to monetize your herd, Amber’s got you covered. This resource is all you need.” —Michelle Visser, Owner of and Author of Sweet Maple

Product Details
ISBN: 9781647391249
ISBN-10: 1647391245
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: July 14th, 2020
Pages: 154
Language: English


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