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Goats

We have added Goats to The Circle C Hogs Ranch

 

Land Requirements. Goats can be reared intensively on small acreage by using supplemental feed. If using an extensive system, 2 to 10 goats per acre is a rough guide depending on the supply of grass and brush. Goats are top down grazers and will select from weeds, leaves and grasses to meet their own requirements.

Ruby

Bengi

Juliette

Here are popular goat breeds used for meat production.
Boer. …
Rangeland. …
Kalahari. …
Kiko. …
Nubian. …
Myotonic. …
Black Bengal. 25 million Black Bengal goats can be found in Bangladesh. …
Verata. The Verata goat is known primarily for its unique, twisted horns.                                                                                                                                                                     Goats are ideal for those new to keeping livestock as they are small (therefore requiring less land per head than cattle), fairly easy to handle and multi-purpose; potentially providing milk, meat and land management.
Goats are ruminants, which means they chew their cud like cattle and have a 4-compartmented stomach that uses bacteria to break down grasses, scrub and other green material.
At the census of 2002 carried out by the US Department of Agriculture goats raised for meat had increased by 58% over a 5 year period. Given the buoyant market for goat meat from Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Hispanic, West Indian and West African communities this looks set to continue. Alternatively for the hobby farmer, raising meat goats for showing is an ideal way to enjoy goats.

Goats are ideal for those new to keeping livestock as they are small (therefore requiring less land per head than cattle), fairly easy to handle and multi-purpose; potentially providing milk, meat and land management.
Goats are ruminants, which means they chew their cud like cattle and have a 4-compartmented stomach that uses bacteria to break down grasses, scrub and other green material.
At the census of 2002 carried out by the US Department of Agriculture goats raised for meat had increased by 58% over a 5 year period. Given the buoyant market for goat meat from Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Hispanic, West Indian and West African communities this looks set to continue. Alternatively for the hobby farmer, raising meat goats for showing is an ideal way to enjoy goats.

Land Requirements

Goats can be reared intensively on small acreage by using supplemental feed. If using an extensive system, 2 to 10 goats per acre is a rough guide depending on the supply of grass and brush. Goats are top down grazers and will select from weeds, leaves and grasses to meet their own requirements. They can also help to improve marginal areas encouraging re-establishment of grassy species so providing low cost environmental management as well as meat.

Choosing your stock

Choosing healthy stock is important but difficult for the beginner. The best advice is to buy from a reputable goat producer in your area. That way the animals will already be acclimated. Expect to pay a premium for pure-bred show animals. The most common meat breeds are below.