Raising Backyard Goats

Goats are the second fastest growing livestock animal in the United States, right after chickens.  Who can disagree, they are cute, gentle creatures who love to run around and play. There are variety of breeds out there including some mini or dwarf breeds which are great for the city slickers.  They are easy to care for and are wonderful yard cleaner uppers. Remember goats are herd animals, so get at least two to socialize or you will have a very loud goat. They tend to call out if all alone.