Raising Dairy Goats and the Benefits of Goat Milk

Kris Wetherbee discusses the value of raising dairy goats and the benefits of goat milk which can be used for drinking and making goat cheese, ice cream and yogurt.



Recognized by their floppy ears, Nubians are known for their rich milk.
Recognized by their floppy ears, Nubians are known for their rich milk.
PHOTO: RICK WETHERBEE
Goatskins can be tanned to make excellent leather.
Goatskins can be tanned to make excellent leather.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Milking a Nubian goat.
Milking a Nubian goat.
RICK WETHERBEE
Long on calm and gentless, short on ears, La Manchas charm with their sweet dispositions.
Long on calm and gentless, short on ears, La Manchas charm with their sweet dispositions.
RICK WETHERBEE
The mutual admiration between people and goats sometimes gets a very early start.
The mutual admiration between people and goats sometimes gets a very early start.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Great brush managers, goats thrive on hilly terrain and feed on leaves and twigs.
Great brush managers, goats thrive on hilly terrain and feed on leaves and twigs.
RICK WETHERBEE
Saanens are heavy milkers.
Saanens are heavy milkers.
RICK WETHERBEE
Oberhaslis are medium size.
Oberhaslis are medium size.
RICK WETHERBEE
Nigerian Dwarf goats weigh 30 to 50 pounds and give very rich milk.
Nigerian Dwarf goats weigh 30 to 50 pounds and give very rich milk.
RICK WETHERBEE
Alpines originated in Alps.
Alpines originated in Alps.
RICK WETHERBEE
Toggenburgs have long lactations.
Toggenburgs have long lactations.
RICK WETHERBEE

















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