A good beginner animal
Raising Goats is a great way to get into animals! They are a smaller animal, not as hard to handle as some other types, and many people enjoy showing goats at their local fair. For children it gives a great sense of responsibility and helps them to cultivate that sense.
Many people consider goats great companion animals. Goats are warm, fuzzy and loving, what more can you ask for? Goats come in all sorts of colors and sizes, so many to choose from! Goats make a great pet that can be taught to do simple tricks and fun antics that will delight everyone who sees them perform.
Another benefit of raising goats is getting the milk. Goat's milk is great to drink (not at all salty like some people think), made into silky goat's milk soap, or into smooth skin lotion that does wonders on your skin. Why make it yourself? Go check the prices at your local health food market! It is also useful to note that some people who are allergic to cow's milk may be able to tolerate goat's milk, making their life a bit easier.
Just remember the previous reason! You can sell your creations at local stores for a big profit. While you cannot sell the goat's milk without a milk license and inspections, there are so many things that can be made out of goat's milk that sell for very good prices. Easy to follow recipes are usually available online for free or low cost.
The raising goats blog is a site dedicated to raising goats and goat care run by Andrew Rocuant and his goat farm located in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. http://raising-goats.blogspot.com