Which breed should I get?

Which breed is right for me?
To determine this you have to answer several questions.

  • Where do you live? Pick a breed that is adapted for your climate.
  • What are your land and shelters like?
  • What do you want the goats to do? Provide the family with meat, milk, fiber, all, none? Choose a breed that best meets these needs.
  • Which breeds do you like? Pick one that you like to look at and will enjoy working with for years to come.

When you have answered ALL of these questions, and have written a job description for your future goats, go through The Livestock Conservancy’s Heritage Goat Comparison Chart to help select the appropriate breed for you.

Goat Resources

Managing Internal Parasites: Success Stories (free download, $3 print copy)

More to come soon!