So what are the easiest goat breeds to raise? This question seems to be easy but as a matter of fact it isn’t. Why? Because it depends on a lot of things: climate, geographical location, and the aim for what you keep goats: for their milk, meat or fiber. Insider Monkey has investigated the answers for us.
Have you ever thought of keeping any farm animals? Especially goats? Well, they are really worth raising them. Nowadays the goat milk and its meat are not consumed by too many people because they don’t possess the necessary knowledge about these animals. We shouldn’t neglect this kind creature, for its keeping is economical; its products are extremely delicious and last but not least very healthy! What’s more keeping goats is an exciting experience! There is no other farming animal that would give us the diversity of products with only little investment and under modest keeping condition like the goat. Comparing its body mass to its milk-production ability, the goat stands at the first position among our milk-producing animals as for example while a cow gives 5-6 times as much milk as its body mass the goat produce about 10 times as much milk as its weight. It’s remarkable, isn’t it? What’s more the protein content of the goat meat (in proportion to cows’ or sheep’s) is high while its fat content is smaller. Its benefits come from not only the meat and milk, but from its leather, fur and dung as well.
A goat generally likes the bushy, weedy, rapid slope grazing-ground so it can utilize those fields that other livestock don’t really prefer. What should you know about its milk? First of all that it is the healthiest one among all the milk-giving livestock, on the other hand the goat meat is very healthy and delicious! And at last but not least goats give one of the most expensive fibers in the world: cashmere and angora.
We have picked three goat breeds from Insider Monkey’s list: Cashmere, Nubian, and LaMancha. Well, Cashmere is well-known all over the world, and it is said to be the fiber of kings. Not accidentally! This fiber is the most luxurious of all so that the Ark of the Covenant in the Old Testament was lined and curtained in Cashmere! Without a shadow of a doubt Nubians are one of the most popular, well-known and all-purpose goats: useful for milk, meat and hide production. We can say this is the queen of the goats. It is not rare that a Nubian can produce 7 liters of milk a day! The LaMancha goat originated in Oregon by Mrs. Eula Frey from short-eared goats of a type found not only in LaMancha, but throughout Spain. It has excellent dairy temperament and is an all-around sturdy animal that can withstand a great deal of hardship and still produce. Through official testing this breed has established itself in milk production with high butterfat.
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