Goats for Milk, Meat and More

Learn about the many goat breeds and their use as dairy, meat, fiber and transport animals.



Saanan
A dairy breed, Saanens are relatively calm and do well in cool climates.
PHOTO: NATIONAL SAANEN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Oberhasli
Oberhaslis, like this kid, are a Swiss dairy breed.
OBERHASLI BREEDERS OF AMERICA
Angora goat
Angoras are considered a fiber breed. Their soft, fine hair is highly prized by hand spinners.
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Alpine goat
Alpines are a dairy breed, and can also make great pack goats.
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African Pygmy goat
The African Pygmy makes an excellent milk or meat goat.
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Nubian goat
Nubians are an energetic dairy or meat breed, with floppy ears and a tolerance for hot weather.
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