Types of Goats

Breeding goats for farming is becoming increasingly popular, as the demand increases both for goat milk and for goat meat.  Goats also make great pets, as they are incredibly smart, fun, and mischievous animals.  Some goats, such as the Nubian goats, are even known to call for their owner! 

So... what is it that you are looking for? whether you will be purchasing one goat or a herd of goats, be sure that you select the right breed of goat for your needs.  Read on to find out more about the various uses for goats, and which types of goats are good for each use. 

Goat Milk Production
Goat Meat Production
Goat Hair Production (Cashmere)

Goat Milk Production

Goats are the most common source of milk world-wide.  It is far more popular outside of North America, but  is becoming increasingly popular because of its many health benefits. It is easily digestible, creamy, and tasteful.  Probably the most delicious product one can produce from a goat is goat cheese.  

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Goat Meat Production

Just about any type of goat can be used for its meat; however there are some differences and preferences among goat meat producers.  Click to find out more about the various breeds of goats used for their meat. 

  • Boer 
  • Kiko
  • Dairy Goat crosses (any of the above-mentioned dairy goats, bred with Boer)
  • Brush/Spanish
  • Tennessee Fainting Goat
  • Pygmy
  • Angora

Goat Hair Production

Cashmere comes from.... goats?! 

You got it!  the unlikely goat is the original owner of the most luxurious material in the world.  

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