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Milk from goats is very nutritious.

Updated on August 11, 2016

Good pasture land.

A beautiful and accessible farmland.
A beautiful and accessible farmland. | Source

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Pedigree milk goats give more milk than indigenous ones.

Goats are stubborn when they realize you intend to milk them. To attract them into the milking pen you need to serve them with their favourite dairy meal. Goat farming requires less space meaning that small scale and urban farmers can practice it especially if they practice zero grazing. Free range grazing method is problematic because the goats keep disappearing. Pure pedigree milk goats like Toggenburg and Alpine breeds give large quantities of milk. However these are quite expensive meaning that most farmers start off with crossbreeds with indigenous breeds before later purchasing pure breeds of e.g. Saanen. Dairy goats are easier to keep compared to the laborious dairy cattle. Goat milk, although less in quantity compared to that of dairy cattle, is known to be rich in nutrients and therefore is more marketable and fetches more money per liter.

Adequate water.

Milk goats do well if adequate amount of water is made available to them.
Milk goats do well if adequate amount of water is made available to them. | Source

Preference between goat and cattle milk.

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Milking a goat

It is difficult to milk goats because they become stubborn when they detect you intend to milk them. They are able to recognize the  milk bucket.
It is difficult to milk goats because they become stubborn when they detect you intend to milk them. They are able to recognize the milk bucket. | Source

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