Goats were farmed as early as 7,000 BC, and were brought to America hundreds of years ago. They became a great farming choice for their milk, fibre, and meat. In Canada, most goats are raised in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta.
Many people drink goat’s milk.
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Goats can live outdoors and live on rough land that other livestock are not able to. They require a shelter for shade in the summer, and an area that can protect them from the wind in the winter. Goats require fences to protect them from predators as they are easy prey for coyotes and wolves.
Goats can live outdoors, but need shelter to protect them when the weather is too hot or too cold for them.
Milking goats are milked twice a day and spend more time indoors because they are milked in the barn. They are fed by a farmer twice a day.
Goats that are milked spend more time in barns, but can still live indoors and outdoors.
Goat Ice Cream
Goat fibres can be made into yarn.
Goats provide us with milk that can make many dairy products. Sheep also provide us with meat and fibre.