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In this issue of Dairy Goat Journal
Volume 83 Number 2
March/April, 2005

On The Cover
      The Blue Rose Dairy commercial goat herd, owned by David and Rhonda Rider and family, is composed of mostly Saanens, with a few Alpines, Nubians, Toggenburgs, and a LaMancha or two added in. The herd totals nearly 129 head.

From the editor
Kidding season 6
    By Jennifer Stultz
Readers write 8
In the news
Ohio’s Youth Dairy Goat Exhibitors Shine 9
Mickey Mouse and Edna 10
    By Gail Huffstutler
A younger view
Dairy Goats Have a Rightful Place in the Food Chain 13
    By Jennifer Riekeman
Kidding Clues for Newbies 16
    By Danielle Westvang
The Importance of Colostrum for Kids 18
    By Jackie Nix
Kidding Season Brings the Family Together 21
    By Miriah Reynolds
Coccidia, a Silent Dairy Goat Killer 22
    By Nancy Nickel
To Worm or Not to Worm? 24
    By Rhonda Rider
Looking for Dairy Goat Herd Additions? Consider Does Raised by Youth as a Viable Option 26
    By Nancy Nickel
Internet Connections Make Selling Dairy Goats Easy and Fun, But There Are Important Safety Issues to Consider 28
    By Becky DiLella
Considine Makes Kid Marketing a Business Profitable to Many Dairy Goat Producers 30
    By Tim King
Make an Inexpensive and Economical Hay Feeder to Keep Them All Happy 32
    By Derek Kruger
Alpine Judging Quiz 36
    By Harvey Considine
Commerical dairy diary
The Life and Times at Blue Rose Dairy 38
    By Rhonda Rider
Memories of a goat vet
The Amazing Togg Twins 52
    By Michele Konnersman, DVM
Upcoming events 57
Photo gallery 58

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