Sunday, June 26, 2011
For those that don't know, Goats are extremely good for homesteads. if you work on your herd they give an excess of milk which can be made into cheese very easily or just used to drink. The excess can be fed to Calves before weaning, or feed it to piggys along with the whey left from making cheese if you don't use it for making Ricotta.cheese. In order for the goats to give milk they have to bive birth, the little ones can be raised for very good andhealthy meat. Goat meat has less colesterol than chicken, even with the skin removed, and is very high in protein. If you want to take it a little further the skins from the goat is great garment leather. There are also goats that produce fiber great for making yarn for garments among other things. So consider the goat for your homestead.