Goats: Sustainable Production Overview

By Linda Coffey, Margo Hale, and Ann Wells, NCAT Agriculture Specialists


Goat production can be a valuable part of a sustainable farm. Goats may fit well into the biological and economic niches in a farm operation that otherwise go untapped. They can be incorporated into existing grazing operations with sheep and cattle. Goats can also be used for control of weeds and brush to help utilize a pasture’s diversity, as long as they are not allowed to overgraze. This publication provides fundamental information relevant to all goats, especially about feeding, reproduction, and health. An extensive resource list is included.

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Mama goat kissing baby

Lactating females and young stock are more susceptible to internal parasites. Photo: Robyn Metzger, NCAT