With increasing demand for goat meat comes a book telling the basics of selecting a breed and buying goats to discussing how to handle, house and keep them healthy. Storeys’ Guide to Raising Meat Goats is a 344-page book by Maggie Sayer, who raises Boer goats in Mammoth Springs, AR.

The book tells how goats think and includes health-care information on preventing disease, common ailments and breeding. From Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA, the book can be ordered by calling 800-441-5700 or through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com) and BookSense.com.