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12 Amazing Facts About Goat

Goat is among the oldest domesticated species by the human. The domestication of goat dates back to 10,000 years back. Goats are mainly used for the meat, milk, skin, leather, etc. There is more than 300 distinct breed of goat in the Earth. Due to the fast growth and manageable size, they are of great importance to our ancestors.

There are different sizes of goat around the globe. Some breed can attain the weight of more than 140 kilogram and other can attend merely 27 kilograms. Goat is the browsing animal eating the tender leaves and twigs.

Facts About Goat

1. Lifespan

The lifespan of the goat varies with the kind of breed. Usually, it is expected that the goat can have the life expectancy of 24 years.

2. Reproduction

Female goat reaches the maturity at 1 years of age.  The gestation period of the goat lasts for 150 days. It can give birth to 1 to 6 kids. The young of the goat is often refers to as Kids.

3. Surgical Sutures

The intestine of the goat is used in the stitches in the surgery.

4. Milk

Milk of the goat is considered to be of the great nutrition quality. Due to high fatty acid content in the milk and even consumed by the lactose intolerance. Goat milk contributes more than 2 percent of the global milk production.

5. Desertification

Due to the excessive foraging and browsing by the goat. It is accelerating the process of desertification. The vegetation consumed by the goat takes the longest time to recover them. Goat can sometimes refer to as the eating machine due to their voracious eating habit.

6. Jumping

Goat has the astonishing capacity to jump that is 5 feet high. Due to the agile body, they are capable of jumping at the immense height.

7. Social

Goat is the highly social animal and feels bad when kept in isolation. It is essential to have the goat companion with other goats.

8. Tail

Goat has the short tail and points upward.

9. Climbing

Goat is expert at climbing the hill.

10. Horn

Goat has a pair of horn and can grow up to 30 centimeters. Both the sexes have the horn.

11. Chromosome

The number of chromosome in the goat is 60. Chromosome number is 54 in the sheep. Human has the 23 pairs of chromosomes.

12. Browsing

Goat is the browsing animal, not the grazing animal.


  1. If you are raising goats for meat, you may wonder what breed is best for the small farmer. While you can raise any breed of goat for meat then specific breeds are focused on putting on weight versus producing milk.


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