Introduction:While cow's milk is common in most parts of the world, many people do drink goat's milk and it is becomeing known as an alternative.
The most popular breeds of goat for dairy are the Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, and the Toggenburg. Nubian and LaMancha goats are less tolerant of cold weather.
Does (female goats) only produce milk after giving birth. A good milking doe should produce 1,800 pounds or 900 quarts of milk in a year.
Goats milk is better than cows milk for people who are concerned about getting enough calcium. Goat's milk has 13% more calcium than cow's milk.
Goat's milk contains more vitamin B6, and more vitamin A, than cows milk. It has over 134% more potassium, and more than 350% more niacin than cows milk.
Goat's milk has more chloride, copper, manganese and selenium, than cow's milk.
Goats milk does not contain Bovine Growth Hormone.
Many people who cannot digest cow's milk have no problem with goat's milk. This is in part due to the lack of agglutin in goat's milk, making the fat globules easier to digest.
Goats milk lacks the protein alpha S1 casein, which 10% of people are allergic to.
You can buy goat's milk at some ethnic grocery stores, but might be more likely to find it at health food stores.
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