If you had the land would you buy a goat?

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a goat and sod farm out at 215th and Pflumm. Olathe, KS

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Question by queenofyack ?: If you had the land would you buy a goat?
I dont see th point in owning a goat..enlighten me!
“the point”

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11 Responses to If you had the land would you buy a goat?

  1. No I wouldn’t

    February 2, 2014 at 4:54 am

  2. no i would not buy a goat

    bart man™
    February 2, 2014 at 5:53 am

  3. Yes i love animals =]

    February 2, 2014 at 6:47 am

  4. no y would i

    February 2, 2014 at 7:42 am

  5. funny, i just told my husband today i would like a goat! they keep your land mowed and give milk and they’re cute

    February 2, 2014 at 8:11 am

  6. no, I would rather get some monkeys.

    L & G
    February 2, 2014 at 8:42 am

  7. If I had a few, I wouldn’t need a lawn mower.

    February 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

  8. IF you had the goat would you buy the land????? are make a goat skin rug out of it….. me personal i would send it out to the third world it might help someone that needs it…..

    February 2, 2014 at 9:56 am

  9. Goats are pretty much maintenance free.Just have water for them and land for them to roam & they’ll be fine. They do a good job of keeping land cleared if that is your objective.

    February 2, 2014 at 10:08 am

  10. I find goats a bit creepy, even though they tend to be as affectionate as a dog is. Last fall when we went to the zoo, the one goat in the petting area kept butting me gently to get my attention.

    I’m about to have enough land, but I don’t want the responsibility of a goat as well as the animals I already have. A friend of mine has a farm; I’ll let him keep breeding and raising the goats.

    February 2, 2014 at 10:22 am

  11. When I moved to a farm with 10 acres of pasture the first thing I did was get a pair of goats. At first I just intended for them to be pets, but they have actually turned into a business. I raise Pygmy & Nigerian Dwarf goats and sell them as pets. There is a good market for them in my area and I always have a waiting list (I sell my goats as pets only, but there is also a market for meat goats in my area). Most of the kids are sold before they are even born. Here are a few things goats are good for:
    They would rather eat weeds than grass…they are great at keeping weeds out of your pastures & fence rows.
    They can be as tame as dogs, and just as smart. You can teach them to walk on a leash, do tricks, house train them, etc.
    If you raise goats, you can milk the does. Fresh goat’s milk is healthy and delicious….it tastes nothing like the goat’s milk from the store. If it’s legal in your state, you can sell the milk, too.
    You can teach them to carry a pack or pull a cart. Goat packing & cart pulling is gaining in popularity. Check out the July/August issue of Hobby Farms magazine.
    They are relatively inexpensive to buy compared to other livestock, and easier to keep. They don’t need as much space as bigger livestock. They are smaller and easier to trim hooves, give shots/wormer, etc. They don’t need any special facilities….just a simple shelter and a good fence. Goats are hardy animals and they tend to produce a lot of offspring. They are only pregnant for 5 months and will often have twins, triplets, and even quads. If you buy one adult doe, and she gives you 2, 3 or even 4 babies to sell within the same year…it’s pretty easy to make a quick profit.
    There is a big market for meat goats right now, and more and more people are starting to eat goat meat all the time. You can raise goats to sell for meat and also raise them to feed your own family.

    February 2, 2014 at 10:41 am

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