Goats

Goats

For milk and meat.

Goat meat is the most widely eaten meat in the world in terms of how many individual animals are eaten and by how many people.
A good doe will yield a gallon of milk each day from a feeding of three to four pounds of grain and a few pounds of hay (the latter helps keep her rumen-part of the animal’s digestive system-healthy).

Goat meat, called Chevon is delicious . . . and tanned hides from the animals can be used for rugs, vests, jackets, and other garments.

  • A single goat produces 3-4L of milk daily when fed an optimal diet
  • Tastes similar to cow’s milk
  • Milk is naturally homogenized, and of comparative flavour and nutrition to cow milk
  • Very low maintenance
  • Can be sustained on forage alone, but some supplementary Legumes are recommended
  • Excellent ratio of labor-in to produce-out
  • Produces valuable skins as a side product
  • Many people who cannot tolerate cow milk can drink goats milk
  • Male goats can smell terrible in mating season – not good for small areas
  • Must be milked regularly while producing for up to 10 months
  • Some goats are quite noisy – bad for neighbors in urban areas 

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