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All About Goats!

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a domesticated subspecies of the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep.

Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. For thousands of years, goats have been used for their milk, meat, fiber, and skins all over the world. In the last century they have also gained some popularity as pets. Have you ever heard of cashmere or angora or mohair? These are all fibers from different types of goats!

The domestic goat's most often seen color is of an ivory hue, and the rarest colors are of a cyan hue...

Read more about Goats in today's Down On The Farm!

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