Some of the books we recommend are:

Small Ruminant Production Medicine and Management (Sheep and Goats) from - $80. This book comes with a CD as well as veterinary support for one year (renewable).

Life in the Goat Lane by Linda Fink - $7.95. This is an extremely humorous collection of short (3-page) stories and incidents of which all goat "herders" can identify. I really like this book. There are three books in the series, and we are going to buy the other two real soon.

Your Goats – A Kid’s guide to Raising and Showing by Gail Damerow - $14.95 from Storey Books (or See Banner on Right). This book is written for beginners and is easily understandable for 10 year olds and up. An excellent “first book.”

Raising Meat Goats for Profit by Gail Bowman - $19.95 from Bowman Communications Press (or see Banner on Right for a cheaper price). According to the first page (not numbered) in the second book with this name we bought, “Raising Meat Goats for Profit is an enjoyable, no-nonsense tool for new goat raisers, with important, up-dated information for experienced breeders as well.” A “must-have” for those producing meat goats.


Other resources we have:

The Goatkeeper’s Veterinary Book by Peter Dunn. This book is from Farming Press, United Kingdom, and available through

Five Acres and Independence, a Handbook for Small Farm by M. G. Kains - $7.95.

The New Goat Handbook by Ulrich Jaudas - $9.95.

Goat Husbandry by David Mackenzie - $16.95.


Magazines and other publications we read regularly:

Southern Livestock Review

Goat Rancher

Boer Breeder

Meat Goat Monthly News

Magazine Quick Links at Amazon

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Ken and Pat Motes
Clear Creek Farms
33 South Clear Creek Road
Fall River, Tennessee 38468
Phone: (931) 852-2167
Fax: (931) 852-2168

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