Dairy Goats

Title

Dairy Goats

Series Title

Enterprise Budget

Number

BFC 26

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Publication Date:

6-2016

Status

Current

Description

Interest in dairy goat production has been growing recently for a variety of reasons. Dairy goats are less costly to buy and feed for someone starting in the dairy business. The average dairy cow in Iowa produces 65 pounds of milk a day with some top-performing cows producing up to 150 pounds. Cows also eat 50 pounds a day. On the other hand, dairy goats eat 6 pounds a day and produce 4-7 pounds of milk. The demand for goat cheese and products has increased because of the added health benefits and alternative offerings for people with allergies to regular milk. Before starting your goat enterprise, consider your labor, physical, and management resources.

Campus Units

Economics, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Department

Economics; Leopold Center

Disciplines:

Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics

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