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To raise goats, the first thing that you must do is build a pen to hold your goats. A four feet high mesh fence will work well.
Are you starting a farm? Do you want more sustainability for your family? Do you like fresh milk every day? If so, you may be thinking about buying a goat. There are a few questions you should ask yourself before starting your search for the perfect one. Do you have enough pasture and room for housing? Do you want pets, efficient weed eaters, or are you more interested in goats for milk, fibre, or meat? These are just a few considerations that need to be addressed before making a final decision.
Goats and Sheep are a very common beginner animal when one is looking to get into raising livestock for the homestead. Whether you are raising livestock for meat, milk or wool/fiber, both goats and sheep have something to offer. Many people will begin their livestock venture with either a few goats or a few sheep but further down the line, they decide they would like to add goats to their farm if they only have sheep or vice-versa.
When most people think of farming, the cow usually comes to mind. But “Bessie’s” milk isn’t always the best for human consumption, and cows require far more hay and grain – and produce way more milk – than most small homesteads can handle.
Without a doubt, goat farming is one of the more profitable businesses these days. Aside from selling fresh and processed meats in the markets, there is also goat milk that can be harvested and sold fresh or used as ingredients to other food items (e.g. candy, cheese, yogurt, etc.) and skin care products (e.g. lotions, soaps and creams.)
Goat milk is delicious and healthier. Goat milk is more beneficial to health unlike the cow milk as it helps in metabolic as well as digestive utilization of the minerals. Goat milk can prevent bone demineralization as well as anaemia. There will not be clustering of fat globules in goat milk, as there is no agglutinin in it.