Mt. Capra Will Not Use Antibiotics

Currently the FDS has a volunteer policy with farms concerning the use of certain antibiotics on farm animals.  They explain that a volunteer policy is the fastest way to entice farmers to stop the practice. We at Mt. Capra do not use antibiotics on our goats.  Never have!  Never will! Why do some farmers use […]

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Goat Milk Cheeses

It’s a big world out there! In the world of cheese, contrary to what many Americans believe, there are many varieties of cheese available besides Velveeta. We jest! And in the world of goat cheese, there are many varieties available other than Chevre, which is just about the only goat milk cheese any American has […]

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Best Goat Milk Breeds

We are often asked by new goat farmers which goat breeds are the best for dairy production.  It is not an easy question to answer.  Bless the goat, there are over 300 breeds to choose from, as you might expect, there are a lot of opinions about this topic. Add to that the fact that […]

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Let’s Talk About Goat Manure

  Why not, right?  We spend considerable time on this site telling you about the benefits of goat milk products;and about goat milk products in the U.S., it is only fair that we go all the way and mention a product you may not have considered when you think about goats. We are talking to […]

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Bless the Goat!

We love goats! That should be fairly obvious, right, since we make our living from them.  We thought we would take up some computer space this morning and share a few facts about goats. There are over 300 species of goats. Goats are the oldest domesticated animal in the world, despite what dog owners will […]

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Goat Products Worldwide and in the U.S.

There are approximately one billion goats in the world.  Of that total, about 2 1/2million are in the United States existing on approximately 152,000 goat farms.  Compared to the rest of the world, the United States is lagging greatly in the raising of goats for goat products.  There is, however, reason for hope in the […]

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Small Farms Make A Comeback

You have all heard the rather dire prognosis about farming in America:  the big farms, the agribusinesses, the corporations, are taking over the farming industry, and the family farms are fading from existence.  This seems to be the general consensus/understanding about farming. But it’s simply not true! Statistics do point to a massive rise in […]

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grass farming with goat milk grass fed pasture organic

Grass-farming at Mt. Capra

If you care about what you eat, eats. Then you care about grass-farming. At Mt. Capra we’re about more than just goat milk products. We’re grass farmers.

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The Future of Farming

Hydroponic fodder production is insanely simple to understand and absolutely magical to watch. It was the answer to the question of how to give animals access to the same top quality living nutrients in the winter as in they have during the growing season.

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All five Stout kids by the water

Temporary Lakefront Property

We live in the Pacific Northwest so we’re pretty much used to the rain. But boy did we have a monsoon-like downpour this week! I literally saw with my own eyes our lower pasture completely flood (driveway and all) in a matter of hours

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