Young Goat Tests Positive for Avian Influenza

A Minnesota goat became the first goat to test positive for bird flu (H5N1 HPAI) in the US.  Bird flu is caused by infection with avian influenza viruses, which naturally spreads among wild aquatic birds worldwide the CDC says. The young goat which tested positive for the illness had been living on a farm with…

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Packgoats in the Press!


We recently came across an article about packgoats on Yahoo! Jodie Gullickson has a packgoat guiding business near Carson, NV called High Sierra Packgoats. Follow the link below!

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Goat Packing: What is it?


Written by Nancy Clough and published in the Idaho Centers for Independent Living newsletter.       Goatpacking is a growing sport that is enabling many people to go places they otherwise could not reach. The word packgoat generally means a full sized goat that is emotionally bonded to its human and is willing to go…

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Goats Help Carry the Load During Hiking Trips

Published in Ellensburg Daily Record Story by SHANAI BEMIS Photos: Brian Myrick / Daily Record Hikers venturing out in the Kittitas Valley might encounter familiar landscape — canyons, hills, sagebrush and shrub steppe. They might also find something unexpected: five goats with pack saddles following docilely behind Dick Carkner. Stitches, Inky, Lightning, Rambo and Thor are…

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Montana Outdoors: “Moving Meat”

An article in Montana Outdoors references packgoats as a means of getting harvested game out of the backcountry. NAPgA member Nancy Clough’s Oberhasli goats are pictured.

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