Livestock Area
Livestock Area



Posted Thursday August 3rd 2023



Goats are Ruminants
They have a four-chambered stomach consisting of the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum, and the abomasum. As with other mammal ruminants, they are even-toed ungulates. The females have an udder consisting of two teats, in contrast to cattle, which have four teats.

Goat Bloating
Goat Bloating
What is bloating? This is when the animal cannot expel an accumulation of gas in the rumen.


  • There are three types of bloating
    • Frothy
    • Free-Gas (mature rumen)
    • Abomasal
  • Quick change of the goat's diet
  • When the rumen is overworked foam and pH levels change causing the rumen's process to become dysfunctional
  • A dysfunctional rumen cannot release gas


  • All bloating has similar types of signs
  • Respiratory issues
  • Walking awkwardly
  • A swollen left abdomen that makes a sound like a drum
  • Pain / Discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • Salvation
  • Bellowing


  • You must be fast with treatment before the goat suffocates
  • A veterinarian presence is usually required
  • Stomach tube to let out the gas
  • Medicine like poloxalene
  • Massage the rumen after the dose has been administered
  • The option that is high risk and is absolutely the final option is a trocar and canula

Goat Breads
Goat Breads
  • Alpine Goats
  • Kiko Goats
  • Boer Goats
  • Kinder Goats
  • Spanish Goats
  • Nubian Goats

Goat Digestive System
Goat Digestive System


  • Their digestive tracts, which are similar to those of cattle, sheep, deer, elk, bison, and giraffes
  • When a goat takes a bite of grass, they chew it and swallow
  • This food then goes through the esophagus to the first chamber, the rumen.
  • Goats don't have any upper teeth; they use their bottom teeth and tongue to bite.
  • By the time adulthood is reached it's rumen is much larger than its abomasum.

Goat Digestive System

  • Large Intestine
  • Cecum
  • Rumen
  • Small Intestine
  • Abomasum (True Stomach)
  • Omasum
  • Recticulum
  • Esophagus
  • The four chambered stomach parts:
    1. Rumen
    2. Recticulum
    3. Omasum
    4. Abomasum

Goat Digestive System

Goats Cocciciosis

Cause: Coccidiosis is caused by microscopic protozoan parasites called coccidian. Coccidia go through a complex "life cycle" in the intestinal cells of goats. In the process, they produce large numbers of eggs that are passed in the feces. Transmission of coccidiosis to kids occurs when infected animals shed the organisms in feces, resulting in contaminated feed or water. Contaminated bedding can be a significant source of infection in a herd.


  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation

L3 LARVAECoccidiosis Cycle
Grazing goat ingests L3 Adult worms attach in the abomasum Eggs pass with feces Eggs develop in feces into L3 larvae in about 6 days Infective L3 larvae leave feces and move up grass blades 2-3 inches in water film or dew


  • Veterinarians usually prescribe one of two treatments, which both last for about 5 days. It's either "Albon" or "CORID"
  • Keep goat hydrated with clean water and electrolytes if needed
  • If caught quickly, full recovery should only take a few days


  • Keep your goat's pen clean - coccidiosis thrives in warm, wet, dirty conditions
  • Feed your goat using hanging feeders - lots of germs come from the ground

Goats Cocciciosis

Goats Recipes
Goat Recipes
Goat is the world's primary meat. Upwards of 70% of the red meat eaten globally is goat. Not cow, pig, or sheep. Goat.

Fat5.2 g
Saturated Fat1.58 g
Cholesterol127.6 ml

Pan roasted chops with blackberries & sage

  • 1 lb goat loin chops / ribchops
  • blackberries
  • butter
  • etc.


  • 3 lbs goat stew meat
  • chicken broth
  • dried chipotle chilies
  • yellow onion
  • etc.


  • 1.5 lbs ground goat meat
  • cumin coriander etc.

Goats Grooming for Show
Grooming for Show
It's important for the judge to see the muscling in your goat, so slick shearing the body is a must. Clip no more than 3 days before the show to ensure that hair is short and even.

Working against the grain, and clip as much hair off your goat's face and ears as you can get. You don't have to trim the bony part of the face because the hair is thin here already.

To clip a goad for a show you need

  • Clippers
  • Clipper Oil
  • Scissors
  • Brush

Grooming for Cool Weather Shows

  • Shave insides of ears
  • Remove beard
  • Blend hair on neck shorter in front
  • Shorten hair to emphasize brisket
  • Smooth hair from elbow to knee
  • Shave hair at coronary band of hooves
  • Shave sides of tail NOT top, leave "brush"
  • Shorten hair on flank & belly
  • Shave udder
  • Clean up pasterns, shorter hair to front, neaten beneath dewclaws
  • Remove long hair from escutcheon & back of thighs
  • Neaten hair from hock to dewclaws

Goats Grooming for Show

Goats Meat Cuts
Goat Meat Cuts

  • Shoulder: bone-in shoulder, easy carve shoulder, forequarter rack, forequarter chop
  • Rib: rack, cutlets
  • Loin: loin chops, eye of loin, tenderloin
  • Leg: leg bone- in, easy carve leg, leg (boned), mini roast, leg steak
  • Hindshank: shank, drumsticks
  • Flank: goat ribs
  • Breast: goat ribs
  • Foreshank: shank, drumsticks
  • Neck: neck chops, neck rosette, neck filet roast

  • Leg Cuts
  • Leg Chump On
  • Forequarter
  • Loin
  • Fore Shank
  • Short Loin
  • Tenderloin
  • Rack
  • Square Cut Shoulder
  • Breast & Flap

  • Leg
  • Loin
  • Rib
  • Shoulder
  • Neck
  • Hindshank
  • Flank
  • Breast
  • Foreshank

Goats Meat Cuts

Somis 4-H Market Goats
Somis 4-H Market Goats


Goats World's Premier Meat
The World's Premier Meat Goat
Think of it as a healthier option to beef

  • Birra tacos anyone?
  • Goat Burgers
  • Ground Goat Chili
  • In the mood for steak? Try some goat loins (equivalent to Porterhouse)

High in Protein

Leaner than Poultry

The Goat:

  • Poll
  • Ear
  • Beard
  • Throat
  • Brisket
  • Forearm
  • Knee
  • Hoof
  • Withers
  • Back
  • Rump
  • Pin Bone
  • Tail
  • Barrel
  • Flank
  • Declaw
  • Hock
  • Cannon Bore
  • Pastern

Sofia Reed

Goats World's Premier Meat

Goats Boer
Boer Goats

Did you Know?
The Boergoat is an ideal grazing companion to Cattle and Sheep!

Did you Know?
Goats can significantly assist with pasture management because they have the ability to graze plants that other livestock leave behind

  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Loins
  • Ribs
  • Wither
  • Poll
  • Tail
  • Pin Bone
  • Hock
  • Hoof
  • Shoulder Blades
  • Brisket
  • Barrel
  • Plank

Goats Boer

Goats Goat Meat Cuts
Goat Meat Cuts

Meat Benefits

  • Great source of nutrients such as protein, iron vitamin B12, zinc, potassium
  • Low in total fat and saturated fat compared with other forms of red meat
  • Has lower levels of cholesterol compared to other meats
  • Good addition to a diabetic diet

Meat Cut Names

  1. Leg Chump On; Leg Cuts
  2. Loin - Short Loin - Tenderloin
  3. Rack
  4. Breast & Flap
  5. Fore Shank
  6. Square Cut Shoulder
  7. Forequarter

Nutrition Facts
Goat Meat
Serving size 3oz

Amount per serving
Calories 122

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.6g4%
Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 344mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 23g46%

Vitamin C0%
Vitamin D0%
Vitamin B60%

  1. Leg
  2. Loin
  3. Rig
  4. Breast
  5. Shank
  6. Shoulder
  7. Neck

Goats Goat Meat Cuts

Goats Exit




Goats Photographs

Goats Photographs

Goats Photographs

Goats Photographs

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