I knew a guy with a herd of goats, he used the milk to rear his calves. He also felled trees on the side for firewood, he fed all the leaves and small branches to the goats. The goats will turn all sorts of rubbish the cows and sheep won't eat and help to turn wasteland into pasture. The nannies don't smell too bad. If you have no intention of breeding them removing the billy's wedding tackle will stop the smell if done early enough (don't approve). Goats are much more intelligent and more fun than sheep. Another friend had a goat that would walk to heel and find her own way home. As Ivorwen says the taste of the milk is affected by their feed.
Goats car great for rural areas where you may have a field, briar patch, or any landscape, vegetation, or any other thing the goat finds edible (which pretty much anything in site). Seriously, they are great for places that have plenty of excess vegetation that may be difficult to keep cleaned. Just remember you need to keep them confined to ONLY the areas you want rid of
When I was a kid we had goats and they do indeed eat poison ivy. The funny thing is I would then drink their milk, go play in a poison ivy patch (unintentionally of course) and only have a very mild reaction to the stuff. I guess by drinking the milk I was getting a very low grade safe exposure to poison ivy that allowed me to build a tolerance
I miss my old goats, they are soooooo cute as babies!
"A professor at University is giving a seminar on the supernatural. Getting a feel for his students, he asks "How many of you believe in ghosts?" About 80 of his students raise their hands.
"That's a good start I suppose. Those of you who believe in ghosts, how many have actually seen a ghost?" About 30 students raise their hands.
"That's good. I'm really glad you're taking this seriously. Ok, has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?" About a dozen students raise their hands.
"That's a great response. Has anyone ever touched a ghost?" Two students raise their hands. "That's fantastic. But let me ask you one last question... have any of you ever made love to a ghost?"
One student in the back raises his hand. The professor is astonished. He removes his glasses, takes a step back, and says, "Son, in all the years I've been giving this lecture, no one has ever actually claimed to have slept with a ghost. Why don't you come up here and tell us about it."
The student replies with a nod and a grin, and begins to make his way up to the podium. The professor says, "Well, tell us what it's like to have sex with a ghost."
The student replies, "Ghost? Oh... I thought you said 'goats'!"
I cut and pasted it in....i'm not a good joke teller.
Goats meat is more widely eaten around the word than any other meat.Many babies and young children who have allergies to formula and cows milk can drink goats milk.Besides how would we get goats milk fudge ?
yes - for the babies, it makes sense - but goat's milk fudge? somehow that doesn't sound so good to me. But then, I really, really do not like the smell of goats and the taste of their milk is repulsive to me.
Has anyone seen a goat faint? Go to youtube.com and type in fainting goats. Some are very funny although at the same time you feel bad for them since people are purposely scaring them. I'd love to know if this is cruel or not from someone who has a goat. I guess they faint when nervous or startled but I also saw that they faint when they are happy or excited too. Sorry I can't post one of the video's. I'm on my phone at the moment and it's not letting me for some reason. There's one I'd love to post too but maybe you'll see it!
It's genetic....kinda like other genes which are not necessarily "good Mutations" perverted characteristics evidenced in the DNA. Totally correctable...unless you like goats fainting in fear at the drop of a hat. Only survive because of man.
not cruel, they are not actually fainting. Its just a protection type thing. see my link just above your post. sort of like, how salamanders can drop thier tails to distract a predator. The predator is stunned, looking at the tail, and the salamander gets away. fainting goats get stiff and fall over if startled. It doesn't hurt them.
You need goats to scape - without a scapegoat one would have to take responsibility for one's own actions and the consequences thereof. Many people would not be able to function without a scapegoat - certainly not our politicians. Indeed without a goat or two or possibly many herds of the dear things our entire system would collapse. And then there are of course those people who make it their life's work to get other people's goats. They of course would be left with no game to play at all considering they have not much to do other than to see to it that we don't all bobble about feeling so good we can hardly stand it. Goats are vital to the survival of any number of negative games we play on this planet and I do not foresee them going extinct anytime in the near future!
goats are great when there are no pigs to shoot.Here in australia they are classed as feral along with the pig..So yeah great shooting good horns and they dont taste to bad either if you get a young one and put it on a spit
God in His sovereignty designed them for a purpose. My father-in-law has several. I've studies them. They make much noise. They look rather unappealing. Nevertheless, they have a purpose and that's why the creator put them here. My guess is that they play an important role in the food chain! Thanks.
Why do you need a goat? Well, it all depends on what part of the country you live in, and your marital status. See, sheep are sometimes hard to come by.. and..
Seriously, my neighbor has goats. He said that the only reason that he has them is to keep the grass down. Personally, I think he's a little fond of the furry fuzzballs. It's not my place to question..
Goat cheese is so good! If you have ever seen a pygmy goat you would probably fall in love with them. The way they play with each other and greet human visitors is so cute. We often visit a farm in the summer and fall months where they have great vegetables and fruits. We always hike out to the goat pens to visit the little goats. They each have their own dog house to sleep in and love to hop up on top and call to us when they see us coming. We just cannot resist petting them and giving them some snacks. There is a box of packaged snacks that the farmer keeps for visitors to give to the goats. When they see us get into the box they run to us and love their snacks. They are very curious and love to explore the buttons on our clothes.
I can't believe you are talking about my favorite animal -Goat. We had a goat when I was little. Very cute goat, yes goats are intelligent. What is billy? If I'm given a chance, I would love to raise goats for business. It will give you at least around 60 % profits. They are much better than pigs. The manure of the goats can be used as fertilizer.
I'm still smiling over the term "wedding tackle" - I've never heard that My sis had goats for keeping brush down and for milking. They enjoy them for many years before relocating out of town. We've been thinking about getting a couple for the brush.
my neighbor's kid has a goat and i have been watching that goat for a while and i have noticed that he eats almost everything and i have come to a conclusion, that beside giving us milk and cheeses,a goat can be used to clean your yard.