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Care and management of the milk goat

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The College of Agriculture, University of California , Berkeley, Calif
StatementEdwin C. Voorhies
SeriesCalifornia. Agricultural Extension Service. Circular -- 6, Circular (University of California Agricultural Extension Service) -- 6.
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