Goat farming

Asked July 7, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

I would like to start a small goat farm. I do not have the experience. What do I need to know and how do I get started?

Woodward County Oklahoma goats

1 Response

There is a great amount of goat research done at Langston University in Oklahoma. They have published a Meat Goat Production Handbook that you need to purchase and read before you get started. You can google Langston University Goat Program and find out how to order the handbook. Two men in the goat program at Langston University that I suggest you contact are Dr. Terry Gibson at 405/466-6126 or tgibson@luresext.edu and Dr. Steve Hart at 405/466-6138 or shart@luresext.edu. Hope this helps.

Frank Craddock, Ph.D.
Sheep and Goat Specialist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
7887 US Highway 87 North
San Angelo, TX 76901-9714
325/653-4576 Ext. 224
b-craddock@tamu.edu