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Exhibition and Practical Goatkeeping: by Joan Shields (Author)

This is a comprehensive book and is well illustrated with photographs in color and B&W.  Above all it should be a great value for those who wish to keep goats as a useful and profitable hobby.  For the exhibitor there is an explanation to all the essential requirements for successful showing.

Goats have always had a strong body of followers; simply because they are useful, practical animals.  With the growing desire of many people to be a self-sufficient as possible it is natural that they consider the possibility of ground keeping.  A goat is smaller than a cow and accordingly, eats less food and requires relatively simple accommodations and equipment.  

Joan Shields the author has been breeding and managing goats for many years.  She is a top level judge and is acknowledged authority on goats.      

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 188 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Triplegate Ltd (1982)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Colour and B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0862300576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862300579
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 559 g


1.  Different Breeds - Chapt (1 -9)
2. The Male Goat
3.  Purchasing stock
4.  Feeding
5.  Housing
6.  Breeding
7.  Showing
8.  Record Keeping
Act of working
Butter and cheese making
Grassland management
Equipment and Milking
Illness and Poisonous Plants
Pasture and Crop Growing