There are 13 of the most common goat breeds in America that suit every need – from milk, meat, fiber, or even just companionship!
Dairy Goats Dairy goats are bred to produce hundreds of pounds of milk per each lactation period, which is why these specific breeds are often used on commercial dairy goat farms.
Fiber Goats Many goat breeds will have “cashmere” individuals – long-haired versions of the breed that can be shorn to make this luxurious fabric.
The African Pygmy Goat adapts well to most climates, are fairly easy keepers, and can provide a decent amount of milk or meat to small hobby farms.
Cross-Bred Goats Some goat keepers are looking for a breed that can provide some milk, meat, or fiber, but are looking for the best of several breeds