Frequently Asked Questions
Doesn't goat's milk taste funny?
Actually, most people cannot tell the difference between goat's milk and cow's milk. Goat's milk contains less fat than cow's milk, does not
need to be homogenized, can generally be tolerated by those who are lactose-intolerant and is used more frequently than cow's milk outside of the U.S.
I heard goat's milk has a strange smell, is this true?
Actually, goat's milk does not have any more of a smell than cow's milk. However, if a buck is kept among the does during milking time, his musky odor can permeate the milk.
Why should I buy goats instead of cows?
There are several reasons. Goats are better adapted for sloping pastures, those who have less room and are less expensive to maintain.
Do goats make good pets?
Yes, they do. Goats are intelligent, affectionate and clean. Their curiosity and frolicking antics keep themselves - and their owners - amused. And goats do not require a lot of space.
What is the difference between a pygmy and a dwarf goat?
Dwarf goats are bred to the same body proportions as larger dairy goats. Pygmy goats are not proportional, heavier boned and stockier.
How much room do I need for my goats?
Generally, a half acre per goat is considered sufficent, but this may vary with goat breed. For example, dwarf goats would need less room than
their larger cousins.