Getting started in goats

I’m tentatively interested in goats. I’m not sure we will own them while we live in inner Brisbane.

Goats eat brush, leaves, rough plants and weeds.

Goats need:

  • shelter, bedding and secure fencing
  • feed bowls
  • dark-coloured buckets or stock tank
  • mineral feeder and hay feeder

Depending on your requirements you will select one of the following breeds:

Fibre: Agnora or Pygora goats produce mohair. Cashmere are a type, not a breed.

Milk: Your goats will need to have kids. Alpine, Guernsey, Kinder, Lamancha, Oberhasli, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Saanen, Sable, Pygmy, Toggenburg.

Meat: Goats meat is low in fat. Boer, Kiko, Savanna, Spanish, Tennessee

Urban: Nigerian Dwarf or Pygmy

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