General Overview of Meat Goat Production
Eastern regions of the United States are finding they are poised to efficiently produce and market goats in a wide variety of ethnic markets. Successful market goat production encompasses a wide variety of skills.
Goats have been used by humans for meat, milk, fiber and companionship for thousands of years. Goats arrived in the Americas with the second voyage of Columbus in 1493. Goats can be raised in very hot climates as well as in very cool climates. They are very adaptable and can be raised successfully in any part of the United States.