Discover some interesting facts about GOATS

Goat breeding

The goat is a multifunctional animal that contributes significantly to the income and livelihood of the landless, small and marginalized peasants of the country. Goat farming is a business that has been carried on by a large segment of the rural population to generate profit. We’ve all seen a goat, whether it’s in real life, in a textbook, or on television. Here are some fun and endearing facts about goats.

Goats have been around for a long time:

Goats were one of the first animals domesticated by humans almost 9,000 years ago. They were first domesticated in Asia, where they were used to make milk and cheese.

What do goats eat?

Goats have a very distinct appetite. They love to move around and explore, which takes them on adventures in the pastures and, if they are roaming free, in your backyard. They prefer to consume grass, hay and grains.

Due to their delicate mouths, some goats can be particular about what they eat.

Goats are bred for a variety of reasons:

  • Goats perform several functions. Some are raised for meat, milk or cattle.

  • Goat’s milk can be used for for various purposes including drinking, creating cheese, lotions, and even candles.

  • Some goats are used as pets for other solitary animals.

Interesting facts:

  • There are almost 200 different species of goats.

  • Dogs and goats not only share the same lifespan, but they can also recognize each other. Some goats will come even when summoned.

  • Goats are gregarious creatures. They like to have company in the backyard.

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