Goat

Domestic goats probably are descended from the wild Persian goats of Southeastern Asia.

The goat we see raised on many farms today probably were descended from the wild Persian goats that lived long ago on the high plateaus and rugged mountains of southern Asia.

Goats are closely related to sheep, and in many ways look like sheep.

One of the ways you may tell a goat from a sheep is by the long beard that grows on the chin of most goats.  The tail is shorter than a sheep’s and turns upward.  Goats do not grow as large as sheep.

Many people think that goats will eat anything.  It is true that goats will try to eat most things that other animals won’t.

But it isn’t true that they eat tin cans, as some people like to think.

They may, however, lick tin cans for the food they may contain and lick the glue on the backs of labels on the cans.

Goat’s milk and cheese made from it are important foods.  Probably more people throughout the world use goat’s milk than cow’s milk.

Goats are also raised for the long wool, which is woven into soft, warm cloth. Dick Rogers

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