Fun Facts About Goats!
Goat milk is the number-one consumed milk in the world!
A female dairy goat is called a doe.
A male goat is called a buck. Young goats are called kids.
Male goats are also sometimes referred to as “billy” goats, while females are referred to as “nanny” goats.
An altered male is called a wether.
Goats are extremely intelligent animals.
They can live anywhere from eight to twelve years.
Contrary to popular belief, goats have sensitive stomachs and are therefore very picky eaters.
They are extremely curious creatures and will pick up things with their mouths to “investigate” them (like tin cans, for example)… but they hardly ever actually eat them.
Goats that work for Meyenberg only graze in spacious, controlled, pesticide-free pastures. Occasionally, they also are fed commercial goat rations of wholesome grains and alfalfa.
The pupil in a goat’s eye is rectangular in shape instead of round like other animals.
Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans and were first herded nearly 9000 years ago!
The normal body temperature of a goat is between 102 and 104 degrees!
A goat produces only one gallon of milk per day. A cow produces four times that amount!
We use a variety of goats to produce our milk: Nubians, Alpines, Toggenburgs, and Saanans
There are over 210 breeds of goats and over 450 million goats in the world.
Zoos, veterinarians, and professional breeders choose goat milk to bottle feed their animals!
“Caprine” is another word for goat.
The milk solids in our products vary depending on the time of the year. In the winter, the goats provide a milk with more fat, which tends to sink to the bottom of the milk. In the summer when there is less fat produced, the fat separates to the top.