Goats have many uses for us. As youngsters they chew down the scrub brush in the newly forested
sections of the farm. We also enjoy just watching them jump and scamper around the farm. Young
goats love to climb on anything they can find.

As young adults, the females give us the next generation of Valley View Goats. They also provide
goats milk as raw milk, for use in goat cheese, and in goat's milk soap. I enjoy the milk and Kathy
loves to fiddle around with soap and cheese.

The young males are used as studs for the females on our farm and other goat farms. After providing
this service, some are kept as brush mowers, some traded or sold to other farms. Some are
processed for food.

Goat meat is very healthy (see below) and tasty. It may seem strange to most Americans, but goats
are routinely eaten in other parts of the world. Goat meat is becoming more and more common in the
US.  
Goats - Meat and so much more
Information from GoatConnection.com

Milk and Meat Products
Goat Meat Analysis
By USDA

GOAT MEAT NUTRITION COMPARATIVE CHART

Per 3 oz. Cooked  












Data from: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 14 (July 2001)


*Game meat, goat, cooked roasted

**Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat only, roasted

***Beef, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked

****Pork, fresh, composite of trimmed retail cuts (leg, loin, and shoulder), separable lean only, cooked

*****Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean only, trimmed to ¼" fat, choice, cooked
Trait
GOAT
CHICKEN
BEEF
PORK
LAMB
Calories
122
162
179
180
175
Fat (g)
2.6
6.3
7.9
8.2
8.1
Sat Fat (g)
0.79
1.7
3
2.9
2.9
Protein (g)
23
25
25
25
24
Cholesterol (mg)
63.8
76
73.1
73.1
78.2