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Getting Started

Submitted by Teri on Fri, 10/06/2006 - 9:42am.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of goat ownership!

Goats are bred, raised, and maintained for many purposes including milk and milk products, meat, skins for leather, mohair, cashmere, brush control, packing, and companionship. Goats can be productive and rewarding if they are provided with a safe healthy environment and proper care.

The best goat for you depends on your motivation for keeping goats.

Dairy, fiber, meat, and miniature goats are different types of goats that come in many breeds, colors, shapes, and sizes.

  • Dairy: Nubian, Alpine, Saanen, Toggenburg, LaMancha, and Oberhasli.
  • Fiber: Angora and Cashmere.
  • Meat: Boer, Kiko, Myotonic, and Spanish.
  • Miniature: Nigerian Dwarf and African Pygmy.

A Goat is a herd animal and will not be happy without a companion. I would suggest getting a pair of goats, does or wethers, so they can keep each other company.