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  • Joined Jan 2019
Good Goat Book
« on: December 19, 2022, 04:07:37 pm »
Hi.  Can anyone recommend a good book about goat husbandry that covers everything, like Tim Tyne's "The Sheep Book for Smallholders" which is an absolutely invaluable book.  Is there a goat equivalent? TIA


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Good Goat Book
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2022, 07:24:37 pm »
MacKenzie's Goat Husbandry", 5th edition, revised by Ruth Godwin. (1993) - not the earlier versions. Even in that one read cautiously the sections about Goat health, though still relevant by and large. I would not sweat over the detailed section on feed values, just go with the general gist of it.

I find the older books are good value for smallholder goats.

Avoid US books with the exception of the Belanger " Storey's guide to raising dairy goats"

Both the above should be available relatively cheaply on

Hope this helps?


  • Joined Jan 2019
Re: Good Goat Book
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2022, 04:23:40 pm »
Many thanks.  I'll get on it right away.


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