An overview of management practices on U.S. goat operations as part of the NAHMS Goat 2019 Study
Keywords:NAHMS, goats, management practices
The goat population in the U.S. totaled 2.6 million head on over 136,000 operations on January 1, 2020. U.S. goat operations represent a variety of production systems including meat, dairy, angora/cashmere, brush control, and show/companion goats. It is important to understand the current animal health and management practices in this diverse agricultural industry.