From Penn State Meat Goat Home Study Course. Lesson 1: Basic Goat Production - selecting livestock, determining animal age and tattooing.
Goat is the most highly consumed meat in the world; and more goat's milk is consumed worldwide than cow's milk. In the United States, meat goat production is increasing because of goats' economic value as efficient converters of low-quality forages into quality meat, milk, and hide products. This eight-page publication, part of the Agricultural Alternatives series focusing on small-scale and part-time farming operations, covers meat goat characteristics, marketing, production considerations, fencing, and breeding, and includes sample budgets and references for more information.
Information from APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)