Skip to comments.10 Easiest Goat Breeds to Raise
Posted on 08/18/2017 4:12:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
If you consider buying a farm or you already have some field and want to use it for this purpose, you would need to know about 10 easiest goat breeds to raise.
First of all, you need to know why to choose goats instead of cows, pigs, or sheep? They give the same product as these three breeds, but products of cows, pigs, and sheep are more in demand.
Well, that is true, but, when you look at the numbers, you will see that raising goats is more profitable and better in every matter than keeping these three. First of all, goats give milk, meat, leather, fur, and dung. On the other hand, these three breeds give meat, while only cow gives us milk, and only sheep gives the wool. And pigs? They are only used for their meat and thats all. By raising goats, you get three in one.
The second thing is the expenses you would have. Each of these animals has different nutrition and require different care, which means that you will spend more time and money than with goats.
And the third, but also the most important thing of all, the products of goats, even though not that much in demand, but are much healthier than any of these others farm breeds, especially the milk. The only reason why people dont rush into stores or on farms to buy fresh goat products is the lack of knowledge the society in general has regarding these creatures.
Their biggest pros are the milk. First of all, it is a lot healthier. It lacks in proteins that cause milk allergy that is very frequent for toddlers, which is why their parents completely forbid every milk product even though, especially kids, need it because of their proper growth and development. Besides that, goat milk is digested a lot easier than the cow milk, the percentage of fat is low, and the most important, goat milk is completely TBC free.
If you are looking forward to bringing the whole production to the next level, you will be happy to know that, even in this case, it is more profitable for you to raise goats. The amount of milk is being counted by comparing the body mass to the milk production ability. While cows produce 5-6 times milk as their body mass, the goat produces about 10 times as much milk as their body mass. Although the body mass of cows is bigger than with goats, these results are still remarkable.
So what are the 10 easiest goat breeds to raise? Click on it and find out.
I read, years ago, that goat milk is closest in composition to human milk of all animals, which is why it’s so easy for us to digest.
Goats are relatively disease resistant and can eat about anything.
And they are a manageable size.
A face any muhamedan male would love!
I did, three times and till don’t know the breeds.
The chick has never heard of pigskin leather? The skin isn't just used for eating.
“Goats are relatively disease resistant and can eat about anything.”
That statement is not true. Goats get and do die from worms, it’s a real problem in late spring early summer until the heat comes on. They don’t eat everything.
They mostly eat tree browse and vines, briars. They graze on grass, mostly prefer the weeds. You can always feed pellets, and they will eat all you offer!!
When picking a goat love slave a muslim must pick on that is the right height otherwise a stool for them self or a goat may be required.....
I have 5 nubian. STUBBORN.
Though I'll never own goats, interesting.
Those cartoons about goats eating anything are bogus.
I have raised fainting goats. They are fun and easy to raise.
Me too. I did find this:
12 popular goat breeds
And, by the way, you use different breeds of goats for the various purposes.
For dairy, you might want a Nubian, Alpine, or Sable
For meat, perhaps a Boer
And, of course, for wool, Cashmere and Angora.
For pets, you might consider fainting goats or one of the pygmy breeds.
The goats I know will eat stuff humans have touched.
May be how they are raised.
No. The first thing you need to know is more comes out the back end than goes in the front end and it stinks.
We raised registered Saanen dairy goats for over 20 years. Our last one went 4 years ago. Lots of work. We made good use of the milk and made much of it, kefir, yogurt, all kinds of cheeses, ice cream. I was also the goat superintendent at our county fair for many years. IMO the swiss breeds are the best. Nice dispositons and easy to handle. Stay away from Nubians (loud and unmanageable). Pygmy goats the most worthless.
“Goats are browsers, not grazers. And they flat out won’t eat anything you, a human, has touched”
I wish you would come train my 20 boar cross goats not to graze or eat from my hand, they must be defective.
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Yeah you are so right. Goats are susceptible to worms that can quickly kill them. And its not true that they eat about everything. They are somewhat like deer in their diet. They like to browse head high. They will eat poison ivy, But they especially like to eat your fruit trees so watch out !! So I agree with you about goats. And get the small ones you can easily pick up and move to another browsing area. And they are so cute and easier to take to vet to get wormed.
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