Goat farming is the raising and breeding of domestic goats. It is a branch of animal husbandry. Goats are raised principally for their meat, milk, fiber, and skin. Goat farming can be very suited to production with other livestock such as sheep and cattle on low-quality grazing land.
Goats efficiently convert sub-quality grazing matter that is less desirable for other livestock into quality lean meat. Furthermore, goats can be farmed with a relatively small area of pasture and limited resources.
Goat farming can be useful even in areas with less vegetation since there are pasture lands with less vegetation and goats usually do not consume much. Three-quarters of the global population eats goat meat. It comprises 5% of worldwide meat consumption and 8% of red meat. Goat meat contains low amounts of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol. It is considered to be a healthier alternative to other types of red meat.
Other than meat, goat milk is also used worldwide. It is also used in the preparation of cheese and butter, some goats are especially breaded for these particular reasons. Also, goats skin is used in many textile industries since it contains a lot of fiber and great hair skin which is useful to them in many ways.