Keeping Goats

Debbie Kingsley
Full of information and practical advice, this book will be invaluable for anyone thinking about keeping goats, for those who have recently acquired goats, and for the more experienced keeper. This book provides everything you need to know including: legal requirements; land, fencing, housing and equipment; the breeds that will suit your best and acquiring your goats. There is information on year-round husbandry tasks; feeding and nutrition; health and welfare and breeding and kidding. Detailed guidance is given on dairying, raising for meat and other ways to make the most of your goats. This new book is a comprehensive guide to over eighty goats breeds with accompanying photographs.
Keeping Goats by Debbie Kingsley

About the author

Debbie Kingsley has been keeping livestock for more than three decades and runs popular courses in all aspects of smallholding at her farm in Devon. She has written for smallholding publications for many years and lectures in smallholding.

Press Reviews

“Finally, an up to date reference book for goat keeping. This book covers every possible topic you need to know about goats, goat breeds and goat keeping… an essential part of every goat keeper’s reference library. Highly recommended to anyone new to goat keeping or thinking about keeping goats. It is also useful for experienced goat keepers, covering topics relevant to the 21st Century.”

- Jo Tavernor, English Goat Breeders Association